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Australians Celebrate - Hundreds of thousands of Australians have welcomed 2009 with spectacular fireworks displays in towns and cities across the country. Over 1 million people crammed the Sydney Harbour foreshores to see around 100,000 fireworks launched from the Harbour Bridge, six barges across the Harbour, and from the top of several Sydney skyscrapers. The storm-like display was part of this year's Creation theme, reinforced by the Harbour Bridge effects, which transformed from a star to a flower and finally into a large glowing sun. In Melbourne , hundreds of thousands of revellers saw in 2009 with more massive fireworks displays. The first of two Melbourne fireworks displays started at 9:15pm AEDT with thousands of people lining the banks of the Yarra and six official locations across the city to watch them. The City of Melbourne expected 500,000 party-goers, 50,000 alone at Federation Square, where there was live music keeping the crowd entertained. A further 40,000 people saw in the new year with a dance party at Docklands Stadium. There were also rock festivals at Lorne and Phillip Island. While alcohol was banned from public places, it was clear many revellers had enjoyed a drink or two before venturing out. Six hundred police patrolled the streets to ensure a safe night for everyone. In Brisbane, tens of thousands of people lined the Brisbane River and Southbank Parklands to watch two fireworks displays. The Gold Coast had its own fireworks spectacle and there were also smaller displays right across the state. Thousands of people packed into Adelaide's CBD while big crowds also gathered in Glenelg, Semaphore and Victor Harbor, among other public celebrations around South Australia . In Canberra, 18,000 people were in the city for the fireworks displays. Tens of thousands also gathered in other capital cities and regional centres
Created at 12/31/2008 - 23:04
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