Photos: Happy New Year from Svalbard!

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A family watches fireworks near the Skjæringa memorial in Longyearbyen just after midnight Jan. 1, 2016.

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Residents watch fireworks from the memorial at the street that is still closed due to the Dec. 19 avalanche that killed two people. Photo by Mark Sabbatini / Icepeople.

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Fireworks light up apartments on the east side of town. Photo by Mark Sabbatini / Icepeople.

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Families play with sparklers near the center of town. Photo by Mark Sabbatini / Icepeople.