People around Asia marked the start of 2016. In Tokyo, people released balloons to celebrate the start of the Year of the Monkey in the Japanese Zodiac.
In other celebrations, people lit firecrackers in Mumbai, enjoyed fireworks in Paju, South Korea, and prayed in front of lanterns in Seoul.
In the Philippine capital of Manila, New Year's firecrackers left at least one man dead and 380 others injured, and caused a fire that gutted 1,000 shanties despite rain and a government warning campaign.
Kashmiri Muslim devotees in Srinagar, India, marked the birth anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad, looking toward a holy relic that is believed to be a hair from the prophet.
This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editor Karly Domb Sadof in Bangkok.