JOHN VAUSE, CNN ANCHOR (voice-over): Cheers from the western United States as the last few towns and cities welcome in the new year. Hello 2019, good riddance 2018.
From our headquarters, I'm John Vause. You're watching CNN NEWSROOM.
VAUSE: It's now 2019 across much of North America and the world with the clock striking midnight just moments ago in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Vancouver and cities around the world the party goes on.
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