Worldwide celebrations begin to usher in 2017
January 1 , 2017
Curtains came down on an eventful 2016 with dazzling fireworks and night long parties across world capitals. Being one of the first to usher in the New Year, Sydney Harbour had its usual display of fireworks that has been an annual tourist attraction. Beijing too celebrated in a big way showing no signs of an economic slowdown, while Dubai put up a terrific show as well.
Although tentative, people in Paris and London went about partying through the night albeit with a large deployment of a nervous but heavily armed police and paramilitary force.