Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Fireworks and togetherness mark the beginning of 2019

Australia’s largest city Sydney put on its biggest-ever fireworks display in a spectacular welcome to the New Year, kicking off a wave of celebrations for billions around the world. (Brendan Esposito / AP Photo)


Fireworks explode around the London Eye during New Year’s celebrations in central London right after midnight. (Adrian Dennis / AFP)


The Arc de Triomphe is lit during New Year’s celebrations in Paris, France. (Christian Hartmann / Reuters)


People watch fireworks from the water on Copacabana beach during the New Year celebration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Daniel Ramalho / AFP)


A man lights candles at a sand sculpture built to mark the New Year on a beach in Mumbai, India. (Francis Mascarenhas / Reuters)


An artist performs at a shopping centre during the New Year celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand. (Soe Zeya Tun / Reuters)


A man wears glasses shaped as the year 2019 as he attends a New Year countdown event at Shibuya crossing in Tokyo, Japan. (Kim Kyung-Hoon / Reuters)


As rain-soaked confetti sticks to most surfaces, revelers embrace as they take part in a New Year’s celebration in Times Square, New York. (Craig Ruttle / AP Photo)


Andre Mimura, left, and Thais Derycke kiss under their ponchos during the rainy New Year’s Eve celebrations at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, Canada. (Tijana Martin / The Canadian Press / AP)


Men watch the fireworks display during the New Year celebrations in Karachi, Pakistan on January 1, 2019. Photo: AFP

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