New Year's Eve celebrations have begun in Key West with hundreds of dachshunds on parade.
As the calendar prepares to change pages in the United States for a new year, other countries have progressively flipped from 2011 to 2012. Here's a look at a few of the parties, fireworks and moments that honor and offer hope for the future.
A glimpse of New Year's celebrations from around the globe
An arsonist torched car after car on the streets of Hollywood and neighboring West Hollywood Friday morning, sending firefighters scrambling.
The Library of Congress names the 25 classic films chosen this year to be included in the National Film Registry.
The parade is on Jan. 3, 2012, but the floats have been under way since last January's celebration.
So many people are in Central Florida to go to the theme parks this week that several hit capacity and closed their doors Wednesday to any more visitors.
Mournful North Koreans lined the snowy streets of Pyongyang to say good-bye to "dear leader," while some South Korean protestors celebrated his death.
It took six years and about $6 million to build it -- a museum full of clean stuff, cleaning stuff, cleaner stuff ... basically, all things clean.
Fukushima was just emerging from the snows of winter when the disaster hit — a 9.0-magnitude earthquake, the strongest in Japan's recorded history, followed by a tsunami. The wall of water destroyed much of the northeastern coast on March 11. In the northeast region of Fukushima, a different disaster was ...
Wailing and sobbing mourners beat their chests and dropped to their knees as North Korean President Kim Il Sung's hearse, draped with a red flag and bedecked with white magnolias, crawled through the streets of Pyongyang in 1994. But even as they cried out on a hot summer's day for ...
The First Family said goodbye to Hawaii and their New Year's holiday on Monday.