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Thursday, 1 January 2015

1 January 2015. RT Presents a Multimedia Presentation. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Videos of New Year Fireworks…

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Sydney offered some of this year’s most incredible fireworks display with over 100,000 pyrotechnic effects. An estimated 1.6 million people turned up to watch more than 10,000 aerial fireworks and 25,000 shooting comets over Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Over a billion people tuned in throughout the globe to watch Sydney’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, as the city takes pride in being one of the first major cities in the world to welcome each New Year.

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In Hong Kong, around 300,000 people crowded the city’s streets to watch fireworks and to see artificial snow effects that lit up the skies over Victoria Harbour in an eight-minute show.

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Despite terrible news of a stampede in Shanghai, hundreds of million across China tuned in to watch a stunning light show in Beijing, where a stunning light show happened at the Badaling Great Wall.

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The landmark skyscraper Taipei 101 was the center of attraction in Taiwan. Celebrations included pop singers and a firework display at midnight.

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In Dubai, spectacular fireworks display welcomed in the New Year from the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, as thousands gathered to watch a display that featured portraits of United Arab Emirates emirs.

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In the heart of Russia, thousands of Muscovites gathered at iconic Red Square to start the New Year with a wonderful view of the fireworks over St Basil Cathedral and the Kremlin. Millions also tuned in to watch President V V Putin’s New Year address.

Read more:

“Landmark in Russian history”: President Putin’s New Year address

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Germans got a dose of wisdom from Bundeskanzerlin Angela Merkel, but as in the most of the world, the cheerful celebrations turned into a drinking fest.

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Even Novorossiya paused hostilities to welcome the New Year, for many, it signified a new start. Illuminating shells lit up the sky above Donetsk Airport, instead of the High Explosive shells that became all-too-familiar for the residents there.

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A few hours later, hundreds of thousands of people witnessed the best London has to offer over the River Thames as the fireworks display exploded to the midnight bongs of Big Ben.

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Rio de Janeiro’s main Copacabana beach is the venue for the country’s biggest New Year party, as it’s practically midsummer at the moment, which is why many partygoers come to Brazil to kick-start their 2015.

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From Sydney to Rio de Janeiro, millions of people kicked off their New Year 2015 celebrations under the night skies brightly lit with firework displays. Full of joy and hopes, people wished each other the best of luck in 2015. The party continues… stay tuned…

1 January 2015

RT

http://rt.com/news/219147-new-years-2015-celebrations/

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Saturday, 27 April 2013

27 April 2013. RIA-Novosti Infographics. What Causes Earthquakes?

00 RIA-Novosti Infographics. What Causes Earthquakes. 2013

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On 16 April, in south-eastern Iran, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake occurred. The event happened at 14.44 MSK (20.44 AEDT 11.44 UTC 06.44 EDT 03.44 PDT), with a radius of approximately 82 kilometres (51 miles). There are no accurate figures on victims and survivors yet. For more information on why earthquakes happen, see the Infographic. The tremors of the powerful earthquake in Iran were also felt in various parts of Pakistan, especially, north of the capital of Islamabad, Karachi in the south, Lahore near the Indian border, and in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan (a province bordering Iran). As far away as the Persian Gulf states, people felt seismic tremors. As a precaution, offices and living quarters in the UAE’s capital of Abu Dhabi and Dubai were evacuated; earthquake alarms in skyscrapers went off, warning of disaster. At present, thousands of people are on the streets waiting for permission to return to offices and homes. No damage was reported. Earlier, the Deputy Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, Mohammad Ahmadian, said that the design specifications of the Bushehr nuclear facility stipulate that the site can withstand up to magnitude 9 earthquakes.

16 April 2013

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/infographics/20130416/180672874/What-causes-earthquakes.html

http://ria.ru/infografika/20130416/927117380.html

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