- Title: Paris heralds 2020 with spectacular Arc de Triomphe display
- Date: 1st January 2020
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (DECEMBER 31, 2019) (REUTERS) SPECTATORS ON CHAMPS ELYSEES AVENUE WAVING SPECTATORS WAVING SPECTATORS STANDING ON SPEAKER STAND, LIGHTS ON TREES ON CHAMPS ELYSEES BEHIND (SOUNDBITE) (French) CLERMONT-FERRAND RESIDENT, FHAKIM, SAYING: "(I wish) for lots of happiness for everyone and for people to live in prosperity and progress." (SOUNDBITE) (French) TOURIST FROM COLOMBIA, ALISOL PACHEO, SAYING: "I wish for you to follow your dreams and to discover the world and travel, and quite simply. Itâ€™s the only thing to do - live your live, discover the world and meet lots of people."
- Embargoed: 15th January 2020 00:40
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- City: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Living / Lifestyle,Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA004BUCBOEF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Paris welcomed the new year with a fireworks show over the Arc de Triomphe on Wednesday (January 1), with tens of thousands of spectators on the famous Champs Elysees.
Images of Paris icons such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre pyramid were projected onto the 18th century monument, before the crowd counted down to 2020.
The theme of this year's light and sound show, the sixth consecutive one to be organised by the city hall, celebrated Paris as a musical capital, with images of instruments blanketing the Arc de Triomphe.
(Production: Antony Paone, Michaela Cabrera)
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