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New Year’s Celebrations Unfold Around the World

Posted January 1st, 2013 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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Burma’s largest city, Rangoon, staged a large New Year’s Eve party for the first time, as the country emerges from a decades-long military dictatorship that typically banned large public gatherings. In the southern Philippines, the festive mood was overshadowed by the devastation from a typhoon that killed more than 1,000 people in early December. And […]

New Year’s Celebrations Unfold Around the World

Posted December 31st, 2012 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Nations across Europe, the Middle East and Asia have welcomed in the new year as celebrations unfold around the globe. Fireworks lit up the sky over dozens of cities to celebrate the arrival of 2013, including festivities in Athens, Moscow and London. Dubai marked the new year with a light show at the world’s tallest […]

Sydney Fireworks Dazzle as Asia-Pacific Greets New Year

Posted December 31st, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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A gigantic fireworks display has lit up Sydney harbor as Australia and other Asia-Pacific nations become the first to welcome the new year. An estimated 1.5 million people gathered around the Sydney harbor on a warm summer night to see the $6.9 million fireworks show, with some camping out for much of the day to […]

Sydney Fireworks Dazzle as Asia-Pacific Greets New Year

Posted December 31st, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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A gigantic fireworks display has lit up Sydney harbor as Australia’s east coast and other Pacific nations become the first to welcome the new year. An estimated 1.5 million people gathered around the Sydney harbor to see the $6.9 million fireworks show, with some camping out for much of the day to get a good […]