December 31, 2010 by staff
Japan Time, Japan Standard Time is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +9). Countries in the Pacific became the first to mark the beginning of the year, a mob of about 1.5 million crammed Sydney foreshore, drawn record numbers by the sun in the afternoon before fires ‘Fireworks on the Harbour Bridge in Sydney – even though Australia’s north-east fought the devastating floods.
In Europe, the crowds were in the crowd of landmarks such as Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower after a cold that has crippled the authority travel and cut water supplies and tens of thousands.
In New York, workers rushed to plow on Times Square for the countdown to New Year’s celebration after a snowstorm dumped 80 cm of the city and surrounding areas.
The revelers carrying blankets and camping equipment began to descend on Sydney Harbour more than 12 hours before the fireworks display primary, with newcomers turned as early as 15 hours, the Australian Associated Press.
Extreme heat 43 ° C brought the risk of forest fires, near Adelaide, while celebrations in northern countries have been muted by the floods which have left large tracts of land and submarine thousands forced from their homes.
The small Pacific nation of Kiribati, just east of the international deadline, was the first to welcome in 2011. The deeply religious community of about 6000 had been set to the occasion with the services of the village church.
New Zealand, which experienced a fresh wave of heat during the holiday season, moved in 2011, shortly after, with a spectacular fireworks display in Auckland as part of a festival themed “Hot in the City “.
Further south, Christchurch, struck by a powerful earthquake in September, only staff approved celebrations after the end of inspections and modifications, including removing the crucifix from the cathedral of the city if it fell on partygoers.
In Asia, about 400,000 were due to a brilliant display of fireworks and laser along neon port of Hong Kong, while millions of Japanese have been visiting Shinto shrines to “purify” themselves.
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