In this Dec. 12, 2011 photo released on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 by Imperial Household Agency of Japan, Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko pose for the annual official photo session for the new year at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. From left in front: Crown Princess Masako, Crown Prince Naruhito, emperor, empress, Prince Akishino, Prince Hisahito, and Princess Kiko. From left at rear: Princess Mako, Princess Aiko and Princess Kako. (AP Photo/Imperial Household Agency of Japan) EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Gallery: New Year's around the world
Jan. 01, 2012 @ 08:09 AM
Glittering fireworks exploded around the world as revelers from Asia to America welcomed 2012.