Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. — Mark Twain.
Happy New Year
High heel slackliner Faith Dickey carefully negotiates a thin wire high above a stunning landscape during the Womens Highline Meeting in the Czech Republic. Faith, from Austin in Texas, USA, was joined by adrenaline junkies Basia Sobanska 27 and Ela Ostrowska, 26, who wore their own accessories. (Faith Dickey / Caters) A man rides a paddle board as fireworks explode above him during New Year’s festivities on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Mario Tama / Getty Images) Fireworks explode above the Strip to ring in the new year, in Las Vegas. (John Locher / AP) Revelers photograph fireworks over the Arc de Triomphe as they celebrate the New Year on the Champs Elysees in Paris, France. (Christophe Ena / AP) Fireworks light up the London skyline and Big Ben just after midnight, in London. For the first time thousands of people have bought tickets to stand on the banks of the River Thames near Parliament to celebrate the start of 2015. (Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images) A leaf blower is used to clean up confetti in Times Square, New York City, US, after the new year festivities. (Gary Hershorn / Corbis) A candlelit vigil for victims of the Syria conflict in Aleppo. (Hosam Katan / Reuters) Kiyoshi Kimura, president of Kiyomura Co, which operates major sushi-restaurant chain Sushi Zanmai, poses before slicing up a 180-kilogram bluefin tuna that reached 4.5 million yen ($37,600) in the first auction of the year at Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan. The company made a successful bid for the fourth straight year. (FRANCK ROBICHON / EPA) Members of the National Search And Rescue Agency carry coffins containing the bodies of the victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 to transfer to Surabaya at the airport in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia. The Airbus A320-200 was flying from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board when it vanished. (Achmad Ibrahim / AP) Firefighters work to put out the fire of a storage oil tank at the port of Es Sider in Ras Lanuf. Oil tanks at Es Sider have been on fire for days after a rocket hit one of them, destroying more than two days of Libyan production, officials said on Sunday. Libya has appealed to Italy, Germany and the United States to send firefighters. (REUTERS) A partially collapsed wall at the Morton Salt facility gave way to tons of salt being dumped onto parked cars at an adjacent car dealership in Chicago, Illinois. No injuries were reported in the incident but several cars were covered in salt. (Andrew Nelles / REUTERS) A woman rides through floodwater at Jalan Panjang in West Jakarta. Heavy rain continued, causing widespread flooding in Indonesia. This is the worst flooding on record for the region, stretching across three countries, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Southern Thailand, with over 300,000 evacuated to shelters. (Herianus / Demotix – Corbis) A Palestinian holds a Peace sign in a tent encampment that activists want to call Ziad Abu Ein village in the West Bank, near the village of Fajar south of Bethlehem. Israeli soldiers came and dismantled the tents and made the Palestinians disperse. Zia Abu Ein was a Palestinian lawmaker killed during scuffles with Israeli soldiers on December 10th, 2014 during a protest against Israeli occupation in the West Bank. (ABED AL HASHLAMOUN / EPA) A policeman looks on as government party activists wield sticks against activists of the Bangladesh National party as deadly clashes erupted on the streets of the capital Dhaka, as police besieged the main opposition leader in her office on the first anniversary of controversial elections. (Hasan Raja / AFP – Getty Images)