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New Year all over the World

New Year all over the World

The World celebrates the new2013 from Sydney to New York, fireworks, concerts and clinking glasses, but the event was not without incident however, sometimes causing casualties.

New Year in ASIA

new yearIn front of hundreds of thousands of people, singer Kylie Minogue pressed the button for the traditional fireworks in Sydney, which operate lighting boat shaped blades.

Taipei was the next city that entered in the new year with hundreds of fireworks lighted from the 101 tower.

After three hours, Hong Kong take over with a brilliant eight-minute festival beachfront with skyscrapers in the background, and acclaimed by approximately 100,000 people.

Pyongyang, capital of North Korea, where the young Kim Jong-un recently celebrated its first year in power after his father died made no discordant note, celebrating the coming new year with fireworks to “give confidence and hope in a better future. ”

Also in Asia, thousands of inhabitants of the metropolis Shanghai gathered on the banks of the Huangpu for a countdown as 3D film projected on a historic building.

In Japan, families went to the temple before installing the television to watch the end of the year show  ”Kohaku Uta Gassen”, seen by 40 percent of Japanese.

In Thailand, a British tourist aged 22 years was killed while celebrating New Year on one of the most famous islands of the country, in a dispute between rival gangs on a beach, police said Tuesday.

In Dubai, the huge fireworks at Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world, have illuminated glass and steel of 828 meters high

In Japan, families went to the temple before installing the television to watch the end of the year “Kohaku Uta Gassen”, seen by 40 percent of Japanese.

In Thailand, a British tourist aged 22 years was killed while celebrating New Year on one of the most famous islands of the country, in a dispute between rival gangs on a beach, police said Tuesday.

In East Timor, enter the new year had a special flavor because UN international force retreated Monday after ten years of independence.

For the first time, Mynamarul Buddhist, across a period of democratic transition after decades of isolation, celebrated the event with a fireworks show at Rangoon.

In Dubai, the huge fireworks at Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world, have illuminated glass and steel tower the 828 meters high, the background music provided by the Prague Philharmonic.

A four year old boy was shot dead and another 400 injured by firecrackers in Philippine capital Manila.

In India, all New Year’s celebrations were canceled due to the shock wave caused by the violation of a student group who died from injuries suffered, being the latest in a long string of violence against women in this country.

The celebration was canceled in Caracas, because the last news on the health concern of President Hugo Chavez, after the fourth surgery of cancer in a hospital in Havana.

In New York, a million people welcomed the start of the new year in Times Square with traditional lowering of a multicolored crystal ball for 60 seconds until midnight along a pillar.

Celebrations were preceded by the announcement of an budget agreement before midnight  between the White House and his Republican opponents, allowing the U.S. to avoid the forced austerity of “tax gap” and to allay the fears of a new economic crisis.

The 2012 apocalypse prophecy did not come true, and people can continue to turn the pages of Gregorian calendar adopted by most countries in the twentieth century.

The “apocalypse” is  hanging on Syria, where numerous mediation attempts have failed and where violence between rebels and forces loyal to the regime have killed more than 45,000 people in 21 months. International envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, announced that it has a plan that could be accepted by the international community and civil war could end.

Celebrating  of the new year was overshadowed in the Ivory Coast where at least 60 people died in a stampede at Abidjan created during the fireworks. Several hundred people were injured.

Rio de Janeiro, natives and tourists watched on Copacabana beach to fireworks which lasted 16 minutes, while those in London, cheered an eventful year, with the Olympics and the Jubilee Queen.

New Year in Europe

Elsewhere in Europe, over 1,000 people gathered at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in front of the theater a for a giant musical show “Welcome 2013″.

At the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI prayed for peace and condemned social inequalities and “unregulated financial capitalism” in the New Year’s Mass, celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The day before, about 300,000 people attended a concert in Rome city center. But the celebration was overshadowed by the deaths of two people a result of fireworks, another 361 other people were injured.

In Paris, thousands of revelers braved the rain and wind on the Champs-Elysées, where they regretted the absence of attractions, especially the fireworks. A young man aged 20 years died after being seriously injured in a night of Saint Sylvester firecracker near Strasbourg in eastern France.

In Spain, many gathered in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol with wine glasses and humor, despite the rain and the recession.

In Austria, the tradition was respected where Viennese ball season opened. Several thousand guests, mostly foreign tourists, danced in celebration clothes majestic halls of the former imperial palace.

European celebrations began in Russia with fireworks in Red Square in Moscow.

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