Fireworks and festivities usher in 2016 around the globe

1 January 2016
944 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

BBC: The last speakers of Ancient Sparta
GREECE
shares37 views
GREECE
shares37 views

BBC: The last speakers of Ancient Sparta

Panos - Feb 26, 2021

As you enter the mountainous village of Pera Melana in Greece’s southern Peloponnese peninsula, you’re likely to hear the roar of…

Coronavirus Greece: 1,784 new cases, 367 intubated, 39 deaths
GREECE
shares55 views
GREECE
shares55 views

Coronavirus Greece: 1,784 new cases, 367 intubated, 39 deaths

Panos - Feb 26, 2021

Greece announced today that the new laboratory confirmed cases of the disease recorded in the last 24 hours are 1,784, of…

60% of Greeks say they feel worse due to Covid-19 lockdown
GREECE
shares46 views
GREECE
shares46 views

60% of Greeks say they feel worse due to Covid-19 lockdown

Panos - Feb 26, 2021

Greeks say their daily lives have become worse after a year of experiencing the Covid-19 lockdown measures. A survey conducted by Focus…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.