Fireworks to send 'message of support' to European Union citizens

NYE Fireworks in London. Credit:PA

NYE Fireworks in London. Credit:PA

"We, in my opinion, are one of the greatest cities in the world; one of the reasons we are one of the greatest cities in the world is because of the contribution made by Europeans", Khan said before the fireworks began, reported The Guardian.

Thailand's capital, Bangkok, welcomes in the New Year with an impressive fireworks display.

To mark the global year of indigenous languages in 2019, the harbor also hosted a ceremony celebrating Aboriginal heritage that included animations projected onto the bridge's pylons.

In Hong Kong, festive lights on skyscrapers provided the backdrop for a fireworks, music and light show over Victoria Harbor on a chilly evening.

Earlier, thunderstorms lashed Sydney and drenched New Year's Eve crowds, but the weather cleared for spectacular fireworks to light up the harbour.

Some $1.8 million worth of pyrotechnics bathed the city's skyscrapers in a dizzying array of colors accompanied by a score that included Auld Lang Syne sung in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.

Sydney's New Year celebrations had an awkward moment for its party-goers when they were welcomed into the wrong year.

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Kiribati is made up of low-lying atolls along the equator which intersect three time zones, the first of which sees the new year 14 hours before midnight in London. Concerts and light shows featured in Moscow city parks, and more than 1,000 ice rinks opened for merrymakers.

A reveler celebrates as confetti falls during a New Year's celebration in New York's Times Square, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.

Anti-government protesters from the yellow vest movement have issued calls on social media for "festive" demonstrations on the famous avenue.

There was a seemingly not-so-subtle message in London's fireworks display that rang in the new year.

The Australian city witnessed unprecedented fireworks to mark the end of 2018.

More than 8.5 tonnes of fireworks were fired over the harbour by midnight. Iconic landmarks like London Eye in the United Kingdom capital, Arc de Triomphe in Paris, Kremlin in Moscow and Burj Khalifa in Dubai celebrated the beginning of the year in their own style.

The political wrangling in Westminster over Brexit was one of the key stories of this year, with a resolution yet to be reached ahead of Britain's scheduled March 29 departure.

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