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New Year’s fireworks erupt over Sydney’s iconic Harbor Bridge and Opera House during the traditional fireworks at midnight on January 1, 2015.

People in Australia have celebrated the end of 2014 with dazzling fireworks display to greet the New Year.

More than 1.5 million revelers gathered along the shores of Sydney’s famed harbor to watch the Australian city’s renowned firework display over the Harbor Bridge, Opera House and other points along the water on Wednesday.

Sydney is proud to be one of the first major cities in the world to welcome each New Year; and its celebrations for 2015 included the tropical-style fireworks display, which features vivid gold and silver palm tree pyrotechnic effects.

Some 100,000 pyrotechnic effects as well as shooting comets and shells added up to 7 tons of fireworks that went up in smoke in the city’s harbor.

The Harbor of Light Parade also featured a large number of boats while the Bridge Effect featured 16 kilometers (about 10 miles) of rope light and four kilometers (about 2.5 miles) of electric cable that were held by 10,000 cable ties.

The event is purportedly the most watched New Year’s Eve celebration in the world, while similar events were held in other Aussie cities including Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane.

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