- Title: Brazil readies fireworks for famed New Year's celebration
- Date: 30th December 2019
- Summary: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (DECEMBER 30, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF BEACHGOERS AT COPACABANA BEACH VARIOUS OF BEACHGOERS BY SHORE SUNBATHERS PERSON APPLYING SUNSCREEN ON BOY (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) VISITOR FROM SAO PAULO, JOSINA VASCONCELOS, SAYING: "This is the best New Year's there is. It's beautiful, it's wonderful, you travel." VARIOUS OF BARGES WITH FIREWORKS MARINE BOAT NEAR BARGES VARIOUS OF PEOPLE ON BARGE WITH FIREWORKS MARINE OFFICIALS WITH MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) CAPITAL AT BRAZIL'S NAVY, ANDRE FELIX, SAYING: "They (barges) were inspected, physically, their navigation capabilities, buoyancy and also their documentation. They are all capable of holding (fireworks) and to be in their positions." OFFICIALS NEAR FIREWORKS (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) CAPITAL AT BRAZIL'S NAVY, ANDRE FELIX, SAYING: "The (marine) vessels are in position in blocks so as to provide security. They will be in position from 6pm (9pm GMT) today until tomorrow after which it (situation) will be revised." VARIOUS OF FIREWORKS ON BARGES (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) RIOTUR (TOURISM BODY) PRESIDENT, MARCELO FERREIRA, SAYING: "The city is filled with joy and with the hospitality of Cariocas (Rio de Janeiro residents)." FIREWORKS ON BARGES
- Embargoed: 13th January 2020 18:33
- Keywords: 2020 Brazil Copacabana Beach Rio de Janeiro fireworks new year new year's eve
- Location: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
- City: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
- Country: Brazil
- Topics: Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA001BC621XJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: New Year fever is running high in Rio de Janeiro, with the city's iconic Copacabana beach to light up under a shower of fireworks to ring in 2020.
Copacabana will be the centre of the festivities and is expected to host more than 2 million revellers who will be treated to a 15-minute fireworks display timed to music as they dance in the sand.
New Year's Eve celebrations are one of the city's largest tourist attractions and are an iconic symbol of the city.
The city will deploy thousands of additional police in strategic points in the city during the celebrations to ring in the New Year.
(Production: Leonardo Benassatto, Pablo Garcia, Paul Vieira)
- Copyright Holder: REUTERS
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