Fireworks explode behind the quadriga of Berlin’s landmark Brandenburg Gate to usher in the New Year on 1 January 2015.
People watch fireworks exploding over Copacabana Beach during New Year celebrations at the Pavao Pavaozinho favela in Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro State. Southeast Region) BRAZIL on 1 January 2015.
Buddhist believers watch as fireworks go off during a ceremony to celebrate the New Year at Bongeun Buddhist temple in Seoul (Special City of Seoul) ROK on 1 January 2015.
Fireworks burst over Marina Bay to mark the New Year’s celebration in Singapore on 1 January 2015.
Fireworks explode near the observation wheel during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China, on 1 January 2015.
Fireworks explode in the sky over Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
People cheer in front of Rome’s ancient Colosseum as fireworks explode to celebrate the New Year on 1 January 2015.
Fireworks explode behind the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben on the River Thames during New Year celebrations in London ENGLAND UK on 1 January 2015.
New Year’s fireworks erupt over the iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House in Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA during traditional fireworks at midnight on 1 January 2015.
Fireworks light the sky over St Basil Cathedral during New Year celebrations in Red Square in Moscow (Federal City of Moscow. Central Federal District) RF on 1 January 2015.
Holiday fireworks over Red Square in Moscow on 1 January 1, 2015.
Fireworks over the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge during New Year celebrations in Sydney, Australia on 1 January 2015.
Snowworks in Blantyre, Ontario, Canada. Far from the glitz of the city, we have our own spectacles, arising from life and the struggle with nature. A friend wrote me from Europe, “I read that in Germany they spent 124 million Euros for fireworks – the horror.”