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Sunday, 2 January 2011

Sydney makes its mark for new X

A giant handprint made its mark on our iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge last night as another breathtaking fireworks finale welcomed the new decade.

An awe-inspired audience of 1.5 million people was treated to a visual feast, featuring never before seen firework shapes, including bowties, lightning bolts, crescent moons and a star inside a ring. 

For the first time, a multi-layered Bridge Effect on the Sydney Harbour Bridge transformed from a  peace symbol to a smiley face and a target before the stunning finale  - a giant hand waving to the audience. 

“What a remarkable start to 2011! Last night’s amazing Sydney New Year’s Eve celebrations demonstrated just why Sydney is the New Year’s Eve capital of the world,” said Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore.

“We were the first major city to ring in the New Year and our unparalleled 9pm Family
Fireworks, Midnight Finale and Bridge Effect delighted more than 1.5 million people who lined
the harbour for Sydney’s party of the year!”

The Lord Mayor said the display helped Sydney make its mark on the world with a global television audience of 1.1 billion viewers from 160 countries.

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