Hello, 2019: Revelry, reflection mark transition to new year

Hello, 2019: Revelry, reflection mark transition to new year

Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell Monday to a year filled with challenges to many of the world’s most basic institutions, including politics, trade, alliances and religion. Fireworks, concerts, spiritual services and political addresses abounded to mark the transition.

A look at how people are ushering in 2019:

VATICAN CITY

Pope Francis has rounded out the most problematic year of his papacy by presiding over a vespers service and praying before the Vatican’s giant sand sculpture Nativity scene.

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