Wednesday, 1 January 2014

World Welcomes 2014: In Pictures

Auckland in New Zealand was the first major city to in 2014 with a fireworks display
Countries all around the world ushered in 2014 with some really amazing fireworks displays. New Zealand was the first country to welcome 2014. Countries in the Asia-Pacific were the first to welcome the new year, then the planet-wide celebrations swept across the world.

Australia's biggest city, Sydney put up its traditionally spectacular show over the Harbour Bridge
Singapore ushered in the new year with an eight-minute display lighting up the capital's skyline
In Malaysia, fireworks exploded near Kualar Lumpur's Petrona Twin Towers
The world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, was illuminated as Dubai aimed for a world record-breaking fireworks display
Revellers in Mumbai had to dodge firecrackers as New Year celebrations got under way
Fireworks lit up Juche Tower and the Taedong River in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang

These revellers in Red Square, Moscoww launched a sky lantern to mark the new year
The London Eye on the bank of the River Thames was lit up
Fireworks illuminated Edinburgh Castle where thousands celebrated "Hogmanay"
Dublin held a People's Procession of Light. a torch-lit celebration illuminating its way through the city
These revellers in Coin, near Malaga in Southern Spain, saw the new year in dressed as fairies and hippies
Copacabana Beach was the perfect place to watch fireworks over Rio de Janeiro
Confetti was dropped on revellers at midnight during celebrations in Time Square, New York
Fireworks lit up Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, Canada
However, there was tight security in Moscow after bomb blasts in Russia's southern city of Volgograd

How did you usher in 2014?

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