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New Zealand welcomes 2018 with fireworks

Hogmanay event will go ahead in full despite storm WATCH: New Zealand welcomes the New Year with a fireworks show
Steve Townsend | 01 January, 2018, 00:42

SkyCity's annual public fireworks display led the world in welcoming 2018 on Sunday.

In Auckland, New Zealand, tens of thousands of people gathered to watch a fireworks display on the iconic SkyTower, the city's most well-known landmark. New Zealand was just behind them with crowds gathering around Sky Tower in Auckland where pyrotechnics exploded from the top of the structure.

Thousands were seen cheering and wishing each other as the sky above the Auckland's Sky Tower was all lit with fantastic firework display.

Lions beat Packers 35-11 to finish up season at 9-7
Then, with 3:02 to go in the half, a Detroit punt bounced off a Packer player and the Lions recovered at the 14-yard line. Latavius Murray had 84 yards rushing and a 2-yard score, giving the Vikings a 27-10 lead early in the third quarter.


In the Philippines, hours before midnight, authorities had already reported that at least 86 people had been injured by celebratory firecrackers which have some of the most raucous New Year's celebrations in Asia.

The Americas will be the last continents to kick off the 2018 celebrations.

In the Turkish city of Istanbul, meanwhile, dozens of people gathered outside a nightclub to remember the victims of an attack during New Year's celebrations 12 months ago. To welcome the new year in Mumbai, the city's historic buildings are decorated with colorful lights.

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