|New Year luminously welcomed in Australia [ scroll down for video ]|
After being luminously welcomed in New Zealand and Australia, the New Year 2012 enters Asia and has passed over Japan and is now hours away from India and Pakistan.
Sydney's harbour erupted in a blaze of colour and light on the stroke of midnight with a 12-minute pyrotechnic display drawing more than 1.5 million people to crowded foreshores and city landmarks. Sydney spent £4m for the fascinating New Year fireworks display.
Shapes of clouds and hearts floated above Australia's biggest city, while glittering lights cascaded off the focal point of the display, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and fireworks launched from barges and rooftops exploded overhead.
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Read more: The Telegraph [ 1 January 2012 ]
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