Video: 2014 welcomed with celebrations and hope

(AP) -- With fireworks, dancing and late-night revelry, millions around the world welcomed 2014 on Tuesday, gathering for huge displays of jubilation and unity as the new year arrived.Here in American Samoa, we're the last to move into the New Year and it has become a tradition since Samoa moved across the international dateline to become the first into the new year that American Samoan's gather in Poloa to watch the last sunset of the year.Crowds heading to New York City's Times Square could expect the traditional ball drop but no mayor this year. The new year was to be rung in by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor instead.Britain planned to welcome 2014 with a mixture of futuristic fireworks and torch-lit tradition. For people in London, the New Year offered the opportunity to taste the fireworks.The city's mayor - in conjunction with telecommunications company Vodafone - said this year's explosive display would come packed with peach-flavored snow, edible banana confetti and orange-scented bubbles, allowing people to feast with more than just their eyes. The multisensory display will also include scratch-and-sniff programs, LED wristbands and fruit-flavored sweets.In Sydney, Australia, fireworks organizers expected to set off 7 metric tons (7.7 U.S. tons) of pyrotechnics in 12 seconds in a display that sprayed from the sails of the Sydney Opera House and the city's harbor bridge.\It filled up the whole sky

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