- Title: Asia welcomes in 2020 with fireworks, lightshows and drums
- Date: 31st December 2019
- Summary: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (JANUARY 1, 2020) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOTS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** LARGE BELL PAVILION 'BOSINGAK' TO CELEBRATE NEW YEAR / PEOPLE INCLUDING SEOUL MAYOR, PARK WON-SOON, AND SOUTH KOREA'S FAMOUS PENGUIN CHARACTER, PENGSOO, TOLLING BELL VARIOUS OF PARK, PENGSOO AND PEOPLE TOLLING BELL PENGSOO GIVING PARK HIGH FIVE AND SOUTH KOREA'S BASEBALL PLAYER HYUN-JIN RYU WALKING TOWARD BELL VARIOUS OF PEOPLE GATHERING AT BOSINGAK TOKYO, JAPAN (JANUARY 1, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PEOPLE GATHERED AT TOKYO'S SHIBUYA CROSSING CELEBRATING NEW YEAR COUPLE TAKING PHOTO MEN LAUGHING AND TALKING VARIOUS OF GROUP CHEERING GROUP WEARING RED HATS TAKING PHOTO BEIJING, CHINA (DECEMBER 31, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF CHINESE PERFORMERS PLAYING DRUMS
- Embargoed: 14th January 2020 18:18
- Keywords: Auckland Australia City of Sydney Hyun-jin Ryu NYE New Year's Eve New Zealand North Korea Pengsoo Pyongyang South Korea Sydney Taipei Taiwan bell bushfires fireworks sky tower
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- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Editors' Choice
- Reuters ID: LVA008BCB22IV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Fireworks and lights danced across Asia as countries across the continent rang in 2020.
Australia celebrated with its annual fireworks display over Sydney Harbour Bridge and the iconic Sydney Opera House.
Sydney decided to press ahead with its fireworks display despite calls by some members of the public for it to be cancelled in solidarity with fire-hit areas in New South Wales, of which the city is the capital.
Taiwan launched fireworks over the Tapei 101 tower, while South Korea and Beijing rang in the New Year tolling bells, singing, dancing and banging drums.
Hong Kong revellers welcomed in 2020 on neon-lit promenades along the picturesque Victoria Harbour with small-scale pyrotechnics, as authorities cancelled the new year fireworks for the first time in a decade, citing security concerns.
(Production: Shane Tietjens, Paul Warren, Eleanor Whalley)
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