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Space tweet welcomes 2013

Twitter has taken a look back at the New Year, showing the best tweets from around the globe as the world welcomed 2013.

The official company blog says millions of people rang in 2013 by tweeting messages as midnight arrived in every time zone.

From Tokyo to San Francisco, the spikes in Tweets per second reveal when and where people celebrated as seen in this visualisation created by Twitter's @trebor below:

But individual Tweets offer a more intimate look at the hopes, wishes and thoughts people from around the world (and space) have for this year.

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield tweeted to earth from the International Space Station, saying:

"Happy 2013 from orbit! Let's use Twitter to communicate like never before, see the year and the world through each others' eyes."

Singer Ne-Yo offered his New Year's resolution to fans, tweeting:

"What's everybody's New Year's resolution? I'm gonna try to go Vegan. Discipline test. NOT looking forward to it. Wish me luck!!"

While actor/wrestler Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, tweeted:

"Love powerfully. Conquer with humility. Smile and laugh as much as we can. 2013.. #JustBringIt #HappyNewYear"

What did you tweet on New Year? Tell us below

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