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A Happy Happy 2012 to all of you! We hope that you and your loved ones welcomed the New Year in style. Here is a glimpse of how the year was ushered in, at some of the word's major cities. So grab a cup of hot cocoa, sit back and enjoy the show!
Thanks to its location, Australia is one of the first continents to welcome the New Year and the fireworks at the iconic Sydney Harbor are known to be some the best and biggest in the world. This year, the city took the spectacular show online with a Smart phone app and even, a downloadable theme song. A first of its kind digital radio broadcast of the party ensured that the visually impaired could also join in the fun.
Hong Kong, China
More than 250,000 people gathered on the banks of the River Thames in London, to watch an extraordinary display of lights and sounds shooting out from the city's Giant Ferris Wheel - the London Eye.
In Dubai, the firework display reached new heights literally, as the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa was lit up, with a spectacular ten-minute laser and fireworks display, bringing gasps of delight from the over half-million spectators that had gathered to watch.
New York, USA
In New York, over one million people gathered at Times Square to witness the world famous crystal ball drop and the spectacular firework display that followed. This year, the 5.4 ton ball that is adorned with 2,688 crystal triangles was set in motion by pop diva, Lady Gaga!
How did you celebrate this special day? Did your town or city have awesome fireworks? Be sure to let us know, by adding you comments below.
Happy New Year!
sources: Youtube.com, menafn.com,news.com.au