The Mideast Lights Up along with the World for New Year 2012

Published January 2nd, 2012 - 10:36 GMT

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Spectacular displays of an international assortment of firework displays welcoming in the New Year of 2012.

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Burj Khalifa goes up in flames-- of the pyrotechnic variety-- in an impressive display of light to welcome in the New Year, 2012.
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Image 1 of 9:  1 / 9Burj Khalifa goes up in flames-- of the pyrotechnic variety-- in an impressive display of light to welcome in the New Year, 2012.

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Fireworks burst in the sky during New Year celebrations, in Beirut.
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Image 2 of 9:  2 / 9Fireworks burst in the sky during New Year celebrations, in Beirut.

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Thousands of Egyptian Muslims and Coptic Christians attend a celebration on New Year's eve in Tahrir Square in Cairo.
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Image 3 of 9:  3 / 9Thousands of Egyptian Muslims and Coptic Christians attend a celebration on New Year's eve in Tahrir Square in Cairo.

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Fireworks light up the London skyline and Big Ben just after midnight in London, England. Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Thames in central London to see in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display.
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Image 4 of 9:  4 / 9Fireworks light up the London skyline and Big Ben just after midnight in London, England. Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Thames in central London to see in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display.

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Fireworks light up The London Eye ferris wheel just after midnight in London, England.
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Image 5 of 9:  5 / 9Fireworks light up The London Eye ferris wheel just after midnight in London, England.

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Fireworks light up the skyline over Sydney Harbour during the midnight fireworks session as Sydney Celebrates New Year's Eve with the theme of ' A Time To Dream' in Sydney, Australia.
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Image 6 of 9:  6 / 9Fireworks light up the skyline over Sydney Harbour during the midnight fireworks session as Sydney Celebrates New Year's Eve with the theme of ' A Time To Dream' in Sydney, Australia.

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The Temple of Heaven (The Qi Nian Temple) is illuminated as Beijing celebrates the New Year's Eve at the Temple of Heaven Park in Beijing, China.
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Image 7 of 9:  7 / 9The Temple of Heaven (The Qi Nian Temple) is illuminated as Beijing celebrates the New Year's Eve at the Temple of Heaven Park in Beijing, China.

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Fireworks explode over the Quadriga statue atop the Brandenburg Gate on New Year's Eve in Berlin, Germany. According to the media, up to one million people celebrate the country's biggest New Year's Eve Party.
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Image 8 of 9:  8 / 9Fireworks explode over the Quadriga statue atop the Brandenburg Gate on New Year's Eve in Berlin, Germany. According to the media, up to one million people celebrate the country's biggest New Year's Eve Party.

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Thousands of revelers gather in New York's Times Square to celebrate the ball drop at the annual New Years Eve celebration in New York City.
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Image 9 of 9:  9 / 9Thousands of revelers gather in New York's Times Square to celebrate the ball drop at the annual New Years Eve celebration in New York City.

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Burj Khalifa goes up in flames-- of the pyrotechnic variety-- in an impressive display of light to welcome in the New Year, 2012.

Image 1 of 9Burj Khalifa goes up in flames-- of the pyrotechnic variety-- in an impressive display of light to welcome in the New Year, 2012.

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Fireworks burst in the sky during New Year celebrations, in Beirut.

Image 2 of 9Fireworks burst in the sky during New Year celebrations, in Beirut.

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Thousands of Egyptian Muslims and Coptic Christians attend a celebration on New Year's eve in Tahrir Square in Cairo.

Image 3 of 9Thousands of Egyptian Muslims and Coptic Christians attend a celebration on New Year's eve in Tahrir Square in Cairo.

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Fireworks light up the London skyline and Big Ben just after midnight in London, England. Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Thames in central London to see in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display.

Image 4 of 9Fireworks light up the London skyline and Big Ben just after midnight in London, England. Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Thames in central London to see in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display.

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Fireworks light up The London Eye ferris wheel just after midnight in London, England.

Image 5 of 9Fireworks light up The London Eye ferris wheel just after midnight in London, England.

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Fireworks light up the skyline over Sydney Harbour during the midnight fireworks session as Sydney Celebrates New Year's Eve with the theme of ' A Time To Dream' in Sydney, Australia.

Image 6 of 9Fireworks light up the skyline over Sydney Harbour during the midnight fireworks session as Sydney Celebrates New Year's Eve with the theme of ' A Time To Dream' in Sydney, Australia.

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The Temple of Heaven (The Qi Nian Temple) is illuminated as Beijing celebrates the New Year's Eve at the Temple of Heaven Park in Beijing, China.

Image 7 of 9The Temple of Heaven (The Qi Nian Temple) is illuminated as Beijing celebrates the New Year's Eve at the Temple of Heaven Park in Beijing, China.

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Fireworks explode over the Quadriga statue atop the Brandenburg Gate on New Year's Eve in Berlin, Germany. According to the media, up to one million people celebrate the country's biggest New Year's Eve Party.

Image 8 of 9Fireworks explode over the Quadriga statue atop the Brandenburg Gate on New Year's Eve in Berlin, Germany. According to the media, up to one million people celebrate the country's biggest New Year's Eve Party.

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Thousands of revelers gather in New York's Times Square to celebrate the ball drop at the annual New Years Eve celebration in New York City.

Image 9 of 9Thousands of revelers gather in New York's Times Square to celebrate the ball drop at the annual New Years Eve celebration in New York City.

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