2009 New Year Celebrations at The Taj, Mumbai:
Although fewer people came out to celerate the New Year as compared to previous years, The gathering at The Taj is a salute to the spirit of Mumbai.
2009 New Year Celebrations at The Marina Bay, Singapore:
About 250,000 party-goers gathered in the Marina Bay area to catch the fireworks. Out on the waters of the Singapore
River, 10,000 lighted white balls -- 'wishing spheres' -- floated,
reflecting the red, green and yellow hues of the fireworks that lit up
the sky at midnight.
2009 New Year Celebrations at The Sydney Harbour, Australia:
Known for its choreographed and
themed fireworks displays, this year's show -- nicknamed 'The Creation
Storm' -- drew thousands of people to the Sydney Harbour in Australia to watch
Celebrating the Start of 2009 at The Taipei Tower, Taiwan:
Fireworks shot from the 101-storey Taipei Tower as midnight struck in Taiwan. About 600,000 revellers gathered in front of Taipei City Hall.
Welcoming 2009 at The Times Square, New York:
Almost a million people thronged Central Manhattan to watch a 101 year old traditional ritual of dropping the crystal ball on Times Square, counting the last 60
seconds as the 12,000 pound ball slowly moved down, and burst into
frenzy when it hit the ground lighting up "2009". One tonne of confetti
also floated down.
Celebrating New Year 2009 at The Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong:
Hong Kong greeted 2009 with fireworks over Victoria Harbour. Firework exploded off and around the IFC, the tallest commercial building in Hong Kong, during the celebrations.
2009 New Year Celebrations at The Acropolis, Greece:
The Acropolis shines like a beacon under the glow of fireworks while welcoming the year 2009.
Happy New Year 2009 at The Cathedral Square in Lithuania:
Fireworks crack over Cathedral Square in Vilnius, Lithuania.
2009 New Year Celebrations at The Champs Elysees, Paris:
Thousands of revellers celebrate the New Year on the Champs Elysees in Paris.
2009 New Year Celebrations at Edinburgh, Scotland:
A huge volley of fireworks explode over Edinburgh, Scotland.
2009 New Year Welcomed at The Big Ben, London:
A spectacular fireworks display fills the sky around the Big Ben as it sees in the New Year 2009.
2009 New Year Celebrations at The Red Square, Moscow:
Thousands were at the Red Square in Moscow, Russia to see in 2009.
2009 New Year Celebrations at The Sky Tower, Auckland:
Auckland's Sky Tower is brought to life in New Zealand to welcome the onset of 2009.
1. New Year Gifts