SHOTLIST:

SHANGHAI MEDIA GROUP - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Shanghai - 1 January 2014

1. Wide of fireworks set off from barges on water

2. Wide of silver confetti raining down

AuBC/CITY OF SYDNEY - NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA

Sydney - 1 January 2014

3. Wide of fireworks display over Sydney Harbour Bridge

TVBS POOL - NO ACCESS TAIWAN

Taipei, Taiwan - 1 January 2014

4. Wide of fireworks being set off from Taipei 101

BEIJING BAOSCHUO INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Beijing - 1 January 2014

5. Wide of Great Wall of China lit up by flashing lights

AuBC/CITY OF SYDNEY - NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA

Sydney - 1 January 2014

6. Various of fireworks being shot off from Sydney Harbour Bridge

SHANGHAI MEDIA GROUP - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Shanghai - 1 January 2014

7. Wide of fireworks display over Shanghai's Bund waterfront

8. Mid of confetti falling on crowd

BEIJING BAOSCHUO INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Beijing - 1 January 2014

9. Mid of drummers performing on the Great Wall of China

10. Wide of revellers and performers on rampart of wall

KRT - NO ACCESS NORTH KOREA

Pyongyang, North Korea - 1 January 2014

11. Wide of fireworks around Juche tower

12. Mid of crowd clapping

BEIJING BAOSCHUO INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Beijing - 1 January 2014\

13. Pan across crowd celebrating

AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Rome - 31 December 2013

14. Mid of fish stall and seller in 'Piazza Vittorio' market, central Rome, tilt down to fish being placed on scale and weighed

15. Wide of market interior

16. Close of variety of sea food and Santa Claus puppet

17. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Nicola Colecchia, fish market seller (Transcript Below)

AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Zaatari Camp, Jordan - 31 December 2013

18. Mid of people walking in Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees

19. Various of Syrian refugee Um Adeeb preparing breakfast

20. SOUNDBITE (Arabic), Um Adeeb, Syrian refugee from Deraa (Transcript Below)

AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Baghdad - 31 December 2013

21. Wide of Baghdad resident, Abdul Hameed al Bayati, looking at decorations outside shop

22. Close of Santa Claus dolls hanging outside shop

23. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Abdul Hameed al Bayati, Baghdad resident (Transcript Below)

AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY

New York - 31 December 2013

24. Wide of people standing in front of empty Times Square

25. Close of people wearing 2014 hats

26. Pan of crowd waiting to celebrate new year

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

AROUND THE WORLD, COUNTRIES RINGING IN 2014 IN GRAND STYLE.

FROM AUSTRALIA - TO TAIWAN - TO THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA.

(nats fireworks)

CELEBRATIONS WITH FIREWORKS ... OVER SYDNEY HARBOUR

(nats Katy Perry)

DAZZLING LIGHT DISPLAYS AND CONFETTI IN SHANGHAI ...

(nats singer/drummers)

LIVE PERFORMANCES IN BEIJING.

EVEN GLITTERING FIREWORKS IN NORTH KOREA.

(nats fish market)

PEOPLE EAGER TO EMBRACE A NEW YEAR AND LEAVE BEHIND WHAT WAS A DIFFICULT 2013 FOR MANY.

IN ITALY - HARD FINANCIAL TIMES HAD MANY SCALING BACK TRADITIONAL NEW YEAR'S EVE MEALS -

SOUNDBITE (Italian) Nicola Colecchia, fish market seller:

"There is still a demand but it is a bit more limited, people are more careful of their spending on fish. They are trying to find fresh fish that costs less."

ONGOING FIGHTING IN SYRIA, LEAVING MANY FAMILIES DISPLACED IN JORDANIAN REFUGEE CAMPS --

-- AND LONGING TO RETURN HOME SOON.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic), Um Adeeb, Syrian refugee from Deraa:

"We hope to return back home in the new year, and to look for a good future for our children in Syria, our beloved homeland. I hope to see our children studying and living there."

THIS BAGHDAD RESIDENT WISHED FOR A MORE STABLE AND SECURE COUNTRY.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Abdul Hameed al Bayati, Baghdad resident: "Our wish is that 2014 is a good year for the Iraqi people and that security and safety prevails in the country."

AS MORE CITIES PREPARE TO RING IN 2014 --

PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD -- HOPEFUL ABOUT THE COMING YEAR.

MAGGIE MAZZETTI, ASSOCIATED PRESS.

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