World Cities Celebrate New Year's Eve

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From Sydney, St. Petersburg, and Dubai to New York, London and Hong Kong, cities throughout the world welcomed 2014 with brilliant, dazzling displays of pyrotechnic majesty, revelry, champagne toasts and midnight kisses.

Launching the world’s New Year’s celebrations, Sydney, Australia began with a twelve minute incredible performance from Sydney’s Harbour Bridge.

Approximately 1.7million watched as the fireworks exploded into the nighttime sky welcoming 2014 with beautiful red, white, blue, green, starbursts reflecting on the famed Opera House and shimmering on the harbor waters.  

Dubai, hoping to steal the world record from its neighbor Kuwait, brought in The Guinness Book of World Records authorities as they set out to claim the top spot in the record book.

500,000 fireworks creating ground displays over nearly 30mile of seafront and lighting up the nighttime sky with radiant, glowing, incandescent successive bursts of multi-colored streamers, whizzes, twirlers, were enough to land the IMG managed event into the World Books.

Ringing in 2014 New York City’s annual Times Square Celebration brought out record crowds who braved the chilly, but not bitterly cold, evening for a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor officially signaled the end of 2013 and ushered in the New Year as she pulled the switch and triggered the countdown in Times Square.

Hundreds of thousands of die hard partiers, a Sea of Nivea blue hats and balloons, who secured a spot early in the day, celebrated and chanted as the ball inched lower toward the official start of the New Year. A

At midnight colorful confetti rained down, from the tall buildings, over the crossroads of the world, as neon fireworks lit the Manhattan skyline. Every color of the rainbow bounced from the buildings, dancing around Broadway as the big lights and thousands of flickering blubs, joined the roaring crowd, who was living the moment, sang Auld lang syne ending the old and bringing in the new.

 

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