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The 13 best photos of Sydney's New Year's Eve fireworks

Rose Johnstone

Another year, another spectacular New Year's Eve fireworks display. Sydney's annual pyrotechnics party is world-famous for a reason; even the most jaded of Sydney-siders can't deny that despite the crowds, watching the fireworks at midnight really is breathtaking. This year, it is estimated that more than 1.5 million people made it down to the foreshore for the 9pm and midnight fireworks displays, which used approximately 12,000 shells and 25,000 shooting comets. The fireworks are different every year – and this time, a shower of purple rain paid tribute to the late Prince, and a golden waterfall cascaded from the bridge into the water. 

If you missed out on seeing them this year, then check out these shots and videos, all taken right at the perfect moment. 


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Hopefully this year it's gonna be a great one #2017#2017goals#sydney#sydneyharbourbridge#fireworks#bringiton2017

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Happy New Year!! 🎉💥#sydneyharbourbridge #sydneynye #newyears #sydneyfireworks

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