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World welcomes 2016 with lavish New Year fireworks

World welcomes 2016 with lavish New Year fireworks

New Year’s Eve celebrations have kicked off with lavish fireworks displays as people around the world usher in 2016. However, some cities remain on high alert in the wake of terror threats.

Muscovites have been flooding into the city’s central Gorky Park to welcome in the New Year, with fireworks, concerts and other festivities planned for the night.Public access to the Red Square has been closed this New Year’s Eve, as a live show was being filmed there. However, people gathered to celebrate around the Kremlin, where colorful festive decorations had been installed.

© Jason Reed

Fireworks explode around the London Eye wheel, the Big Ben clock tower and the Houses of Parliament to mark the beginning of the New Year in London, Britain, January 1, 2016.  © Toby Melville]

Fireworks explode next to the Quadriga sculpture atop the Brandenburg gate during New Year celebrations in Berlin January 1, 2016. © Hannibal Hanschke

 

Fireworks explode over the castle in Edinburgh, Scotland, January 1, 2016. © Russell Cheyne


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