Wednesday, March 22

London new year fireworks welcome 2014 (video)

Sumon Ahmed: Millions across the UK are celebrating the start of the new year, with parties, music and fireworks. An estimated 250,000 people watched an eight-minute firework display at the London Eye, which was set to music for the first time.

An estimated quarter of a million people converged on the banks of the River Thames in London to watch a spectacular firework display set to music. Crowds also gathered in central London for the free annual fireworks, which were launched from barges on the Thames and the Eye itself. Peach-flavoured snow and edible banana confetti fell on revellers during the capital’s “multi-sensory” show. Hundreds of thousands of revellers have welcomed in the new year at open-air parties across the UK.

Showers of brightly coloured fireworks shot into the sky to a soundtrack including Queen’s We Will Rock You and The Beatles’ Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.
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