Fireworks explode over the Palace of Westminster, which houses the British Parliament, as London celebrates the arrival of New Year's Day on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Photo by: Alastair Grant

Fireworks explode over the Palace of Westminster, which houses the British Parliament, as London celebrates the arrival of New Year's Day on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)