Countdown on as Pacific Islands first to welcome 2024

Updated December 31 2023 - 4:00pm, first published 3:54pm
Kiribati, in the South Pacific, is one of the first lands on earth to greet each new year. (AP PHOTO)
Kiribati, in the South Pacific, is one of the first lands on earth to greet each new year. (AP PHOTO)

The Pacific will be the first in the world to usher in 2024, with fireworks shows and outdoor gatherings.

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