Fireworks and festivities usher in 2016 around the globe

1 January 2016
865 Views

The start of 2016 has been celebrated in style around the world.
20161

In Paris, the Champs Elysees was at the heart of the festivities, amid heightened security.

The usual fireworks display was cancelled and a video performance was shown instead.

Across the Channel, in London, thousands lined the banks of the River Thames as the night sky was filled with fireworks.
20162

The London Eye provided the backdrop for the stunning display.

All eyes have been on the sky in Moscow too. Crowds gathered along the Moskva river to see the colourful celebrations, as Russia welcomed 2016.
20163
Egyptians have also been celebrating the new year with a massive fireworks display, with the backdrop of the ancient pyramids.
20164
Australia was among the first to see in 2016. In Sydney, more than a million people gathered in the Harbour area to enjoy the annual fireworks extravaganza.
20165
There were more colourful sights and sounds in Beijing, as China celebrated the start of a new year.
20166

20167
In reclusive North Korea, there were no fireworks. But there was a special televised address.

You may be interested

Asteroid to pass closer to earth than the moon’s distance
WORLD
shares17 views
WORLD
shares17 views

Asteroid to pass closer to earth than the moon’s distance

Panos - Sep 23, 2020

A small asteroid discovered on September 18, 2020, from Mt. Lemmon Observatory in Arizona will pass a lot closer than…

Clocks to turn back an hour on October 25
GREECE
shares10 views
GREECE
shares10 views

Clocks to turn back an hour on October 25

Panos - Sep 23, 2020

Daylight savings will take effect on the last Sunday of October, specifically on October 25, meaning at 3 am of…

Mitsotakis-Erdogan teleconference later today, reports Hurriyet
GREECE
shares13 views
GREECE
shares13 views

Mitsotakis-Erdogan teleconference later today, reports Hurriyet

Panos - Sep 23, 2020

Turkish newspaper “Hurriyet” has reported that PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Erdogan will be holding a teleconference today, after…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.