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SYDNEY
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December 31, 1999
English couple Annette French (L) and Kelvin Ludlow kiss during a display of fireworks exploding over...
Sydney, Australia
English couple Annette French (L) and Kelvin Ludlow kiss during a display of fireworks exploding ove.....
English couple Annette French (L) and Kelvin Ludlow kiss during a display of fireworks exploding over Sydney's Harbour Bridge moments after Australia's largest city ushered in the new millennium at midnight January 1. Over one million people crowded the foreshores of Sydney's harbour to watch the world's biggest fireworks display to mark the beginning of a new milllennium.
KUALA LUMPUR
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December 31, 1999
Malaysians celebrate as fireworks explode over the world's tallest building, the Petronas Twin Towers,...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysians celebrate as fireworks explode over the world's tallest building, the Petronas Twin Tower.....
Malaysians celebrate as fireworks explode over the world's tallest building, the Petronas Twin Towers, at midnight in Kuala Lumpur January 1. More than 100,000 people gathered at the foot of the towers for the countdown of the new millennium.
GISBORNE
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December 31, 1999
Revellers Holly Inkster (L) and Ineke Van Peer (R), both from Wellington, celebrate the new year in Gisborne...
Gisborne, New Zealand
Revellers Holly Inkster (L) and Ineke Van Peer (R), both from Wellington, celebrate the new year in .....
Revellers Holly Inkster (L) and Ineke Van Peer (R), both from Wellington, celebrate the new year in Gisborne town square, January 1. Gisborne is the first city to see the light of each new day, and will be the first to see the dawn of the new millennium.
CHINA
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December 31, 1999
Chinese soldiers perform a dance to celebrate the millennium changeover at the newly-built China Century...
Beijing, China
Chinese soldiers perform a dance to celebrate the millennium changeover at the newly-built China Cen.....
Chinese soldiers perform a dance to celebrate the millennium changeover at the newly-built China Century Monument in west Beijing January 1. Tens of Thousands of Chinese took part in an extravaganza to usher in the new millennium at the 200 million yuan ( $24 million) monument which is designed after the Temple of Heaven used by Chinese emperors to perform major ceremonial rites.
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NEW ZEALAND
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December 31, 1999
The first dawn of the new millennium is seen in Gisborne, New Zealand, at 5:46am New Zealand Daylight...
Gisborne, New Zealand
The first dawn of the new millennium is seen in Gisborne, New Zealand, at 5:46am New Zealand Dayligh.....
The first dawn of the new millennium is seen in Gisborne, New Zealand, at 5:46am New Zealand Daylight Savings time January 1. Gisborne is the first city to see the light of each new day.
CLINTON
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December 31, 1999
U.S. President Bill Clinton smiles while attending the "Millennium Around the World" event at the Ronald...
Washington, United States of America
U.S. President Bill Clinton smiles while attending the "Millennium Around the World" event at the Ro.....
U.S. President Bill Clinton smiles while attending the "Millennium Around the World" event at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center December 31. Clinton, speaking to dignitaries and children from 100 countries, said growing global interdependence should help bring about peace in the new millennium.
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RUSSIA
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December 31, 1999
Russian President Boris Yeltsin and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev touch hands during Gorbachev's...
Moscow, Romania
Russian President Boris Yeltsin and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev touch ..
Russian President Boris Yeltsin and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev touch hands during Gorbachev's address to the Extraordinary meeting of the Supreme Soviet of Russian Federation in Moscow, August 23, 1991. REUTERS/Gennady Galperin (RUSSIA)
CLINTON
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December 31, 1999
U.S. President and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton look up into the sun December 31 while viewing a...
Washington, USA
U.S. President and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton look up into the sun December 31 while viewing .....
U.S. President and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton look up into the sun December 31 while viewing a parachutists flyover at the opening ceremony of the "America's Millennium" celebration. The president noted that "the light may be fading on the 20th century, but the sun is still rising on America."
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CHINA
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December 31, 1999
Fireworks illuminate the newly-built China Century Monument in west Beijing as Chinese perform lion and...
Beijing, China
Fireworks illuminate the newly-built China Century Monument in west Beijing as Chinese perform lion .....
Fireworks illuminate the newly-built China Century Monument in west Beijing as Chinese perform lion and dragon dances January 1. Tens of thousands of Chinese took part in the extravaganza to usher in the new millennium at the 200 million yuan ( $24 million) monument which is designed after the Temple of Heaven used by Chinese emperors to perform major ceremonial rites.
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NEW YORK
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December 31, 1999
A reveler in Times Square wearing year 2000 glasses cheers on the festivities as she waits for the new...
New York, United States of America
A reveler in Times Square wearing year 2000 glasses cheers on the festivities as she waits for the .....
A reveler in Times Square wearing year 2000 glasses cheers on the festivities as she waits for the new year in New York, December 31. Two million people are expected in Times Square to welcome the start of the new millennium.
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USA
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December 31, 1999
Officials of the New York Stock Exchage celebrate the last closing bell of the 20th Century in New York...
New York, USA
Officials of the New York Stock Exchage celebrate the last closing bell of the 20th Century in New Y.....
Officials of the New York Stock Exchage celebrate the last closing bell of the 20th Century in New York December 31. U.S. stocks ended at record highs capping off a year of stellar gains on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 44.26 points to close at 11,497.12.
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PUTIN
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December 31, 1999
Acting President and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting of the Russian Security Council...
Moscow, Russian Federation
Acting President and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting of the Russian Security C.....
Acting President and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting of the Russian Security Council in the Kremlin December 31. I[n a broadcast on national television on Friday President Boris Yeltsin announced his shock resignation after eight years as leader of the world's largest country and handed over his duties to Prime Minister Putin. ]
PUTIN
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December 31, 1999
Acting President and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (L) chairs a cabinet meeting in Russia's White House...
Moscow, Russian Federation
Acting President and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (L) chairs a cabinet meeting in Russia's White Ho.....
Acting President and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (L) chairs a cabinet meeting in Russia's White House December 31. [In a broadcast on national television on Friday President Boris Yeltsin announced his shock resignation after eight years as leader of the world's largest country and handed over his duties to Prime Minister Putin. ]
DISNEY
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December 31, 1999
Roy E. Disney, vice chairman of the Walt Disney Company and executive producer of the animated film "Fantasia...
Pasadena, United States of America
Roy E. Disney, vice chairman of the Walt Disney Company and executive producer of the animated film .....
Roy E. Disney, vice chairman of the Walt Disney Company and executive producer of the animated film "Fantasia 2000," poses as he arrives for the film's premiere December 31 in Pasadena, California. The animated film, which will be shown exclusively beginning January 1, 2000 in 75 IMAX theaters around the world, is the first full-length animated feature film to ever be formatted for the IMAX giant screen. ??»
JERUSALEM
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December 31, 1999
A couple embrace and kiss on the Mount of Olives December 31 as the sun sets over Jerusalem on the final...
Jerusalem, Israel
A couple embrace and kiss on the Mount of Olives December 31 as the sun sets over Jerusalem on the f.....
A couple embrace and kiss on the Mount of Olives December 31 as the sun sets over Jerusalem on the final day of the second millennium and the eve of the third. The golden Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem's most prominent building and one of Islam's holiest sites, is behind in the walled Old City. ??»
NEW ZEALAND
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December 31, 1999
Maori dancers perform a ceremonial dance on the beach in Gisborne, New Zealand, January 1, at a dawn...
Gisborne, New Zealand
Maori dancers perform a ceremonial dance on the beach in Gisborne, New Zealand, January 1, at a dawn.....
Maori dancers perform a ceremonial dance on the beach in Gisborne, New Zealand, January 1, at a dawn ceremony celebrating the new year. The Maori name for the district, Tairawhiti, means the coast upon which the sun shines across the waters. ??»
INDIAN AIRLINES
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December 31, 1999
D. Sharan, the captain of the hijacked Indian Airlines plane is mobbed by newsmen at New Delhi airport...
New Delhi, Republic of India
D. Sharan, the captain of the hijacked Indian Airlines plane is mobbed by newsmen at New Delhi airpo.....
D. Sharan, the captain of the hijacked Indian Airlines plane is mobbed by newsmen at New Delhi airport December 31. More than 150 hostages were freed earlier in the day from the hijacked plane in southern Afghanistan after the Indian government released three Islamic militants from prison.
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INDIAN AIRLINES
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December 31, 1999
Crew members of the hijacked Indian Airlines plane are greeted with bouquets by colleagues at New Delhi...
New Delhi, Republic of India
Crew members of the hijacked Indian Airlines plane are greeted with bouquets by colleagues at New De.....
Crew members of the hijacked Indian Airlines plane are greeted with bouquets by colleagues at New Delhi Airport on December 31. More than 150 hostages were freed earlier in the day from the hijacked plane in southern Afghanistan after the Indian government released three Islamic militants from prison.
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INDIAN AIRLINES
RTXJEXS
December 31, 1999
Rachna Katyal, wife of Rupin Katyal who was killed by the hijackers, is helped on arrival at New Delhi...
New Delhi, Republic of India
Rachna Katyal, wife of Rupin Katyal who was killed by the hijackers, is helped on arrival at New Del.....
Rachna Katyal, wife of Rupin Katyal who was killed by the hijackers, is helped on arrival at New Delhi Airport by a fellow hostage and an airline official December 31. Rupin was killed by the hijackers on December 24. The couple were returning from their honeymoon in Nepal. More than 150 hostages were freed earlier in the day from the hijacked plane in southern Afghanistan after the Indian government released three Islamic militants from prison.
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INDIAN AIRLINES
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December 31, 1999
D. Sharan (L), the captain of the hijacked Indian Airlines plane is hugged by Civil Aviation minister...
New Delhi, Republic of India
D. Sharan (L), the captain of the hijacked Indian Airlines plane is hugged by Civil Aviation ministe.....
D. Sharan (L), the captain of the hijacked Indian Airlines plane is hugged by Civil Aviation minister Sharad Yadav at New Delhi airport on December 31. More than 150 hostages were freed earlier in the day from the hijacked plane in southern Afghanistan after the Indian government released three Islamic militants from prison.
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BELGIUM
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December 31, 1999
Madeleine Stievenard toasts with champagne while celebrating her birthday in Brussels December 31. Madeleine,...
Brussels, Belgium - Kingdom of
Madeleine Stievenard toasts with champagne while celebrating her birthday in Brussels December 31. M.....
Madeleine Stievenard toasts with champagne while celebrating her birthday in Brussels December 31. Madeleine, born on the 1st January 1900, celebrated her 100th birthday a few hours before the year 2000 and declared "I am not yet ready to leave this world".
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YELTSIN
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December 31, 1999
- FILE PHOTO 22AUG91 - A triumphant Russian President Boris Yeltsin and a Soviet tank driver hold hands...
Moscow, Russian Federation
- FILE PHOTO 22AUG91 - A triumphant Russian President Boris Yeltsin and a Soviet tank driver hold ha.....
- FILE PHOTO 22AUG91 - A triumphant Russian President Boris Yeltsin and a Soviet tank driver hold hands as they wave to a crowd of supporters from the balcony of the Russian Parliament August 22, 1991. [Yeltsin stunned his own people and the world December 31 when he chose the last day of the 20th century to resign after eight years as leader of the world's largest country.]
POPE
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December 31, 1999
Pope John Paul II holds on to his staff during a years-end vespers service in St. Peter's Basilica December...
Vatican City, Italy (Italian Republic)
Pope John Paul II holds on to his staff during a years-end vespers service in St. Peter's Basilica D.....
Pope John Paul II holds on to his staff during a years-end vespers service in St. Peter's Basilica December 31. For the second time in days the Pope did not walk up the central aisle of the Basilica. The Pope, who is fullfilling a personal dream of his papacy by surviving to lead his Church across the threshold of 2000, bade a mixed farewell to the old millennium.
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POPE
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December 31, 1999
Pope John Paul II blesses faithful from atop a mobile wooden platform with wheels as he leaves a years-end...
Vatican City, Italy (Italian Republic)
Pope John Paul II blesses faithful from atop a mobile wooden platform with wheels as he leaves a yea.....
Pope John Paul II blesses faithful from atop a mobile wooden platform with wheels as he leaves a years-end vespers service in St. Peter's Basilica December 31. For the second time in days the Pope did not walk up the central aisle of the Basilica. The Pope, who is fullfilling a personal dream of his papacy by surviving to lead his Church across the threshold of 2000, bade a mixed farewell to the old millennium.
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POPE
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December 31, 1999
Pope John Paul II is pushed on a mobile wooden platform with wheels as he leaves a years-end vespers...
Vatican City, Italy (Italian Republic)
Pope John Paul II is pushed on a mobile wooden platform with wheels as he leaves a years-end vespers.....
Pope John Paul II is pushed on a mobile wooden platform with wheels as he leaves a years-end vespers service in St. Peter's Basilica December 31. For the second time in days the Pope did not walk up the central aisle of the Basilica. The Pope, who is fullfilling a personal dream of his papacy by surviving to lead his Church across the threshold of 2000, bade a mixed farewell to the old millennium.
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CHINA
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December 31, 1999
Chinese perform to celebrate the millennium changeover at the newly-built China Century Monument in west...
Beijing, China
Chinese perform to celebrate the millennium changeover at the newly-built China Century Monument in .....
Chinese perform to celebrate the millennium changeover at the newly-built China Century Monument in west Beijing January 1. Tens of thousands of Chinese took part in an extravaganza to usher in the new millennium at the 200 million yuan ( $24 million) monument which is designed after the Temple of Heaven used by Chinese emperors to perform major ceremonial rites.
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CHINA
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December 31, 1999
Chinese performers dressed as ancient soldiers dance to celebrate the millennium changeover at the newly-built...
Beijing, China
Chinese performers dressed as ancient soldiers dance to celebrate the millennium changeover at the .....
Chinese performers dressed as ancient soldiers dance to celebrate the millennium changeover at the newly-built China Century Monument in west Beijing January 1. Tens of thousands of Chinese took part in an extravaganza to usher in the new millennium at the 200 million yuan ( $24 million) monument which is designed after the Temple of Heaven used by Chinese emperors to perform major ceremonial rites.
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YELTSIN
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December 31, 1999
- FILE PHOTO 1989 - Boris Yeltsin smiles during a congress of People's Deputies in Moscow in this 1989...
Moscow, Russian Federation
- FILE PHOTO 1989 - Boris Yeltsin smiles during a congress of People's Deputies in Moscow in this 1.....
- FILE PHOTO 1989 - Boris Yeltsin smiles during a congress of People's Deputies in Moscow in this 1989 file picture. [In a broadcast on national television on Friday Yeltsin announced his shock resignation after eight years as leader of the world's largest country and handed over his duties to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. ]
YELTSIN
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December 31, 1999
- FILE PHOTO 12JUN91 - [In a broadcast on national television on December 31 President Boris Yeltsin...
Moscow, Russian Federation
- FILE PHOTO 12JUN91 - [In a broadcast on national television on December 31 President Boris Yeltsin.....
- FILE PHOTO 12JUN91 - [In a broadcast on national television on December 31 President Boris Yeltsin announced his shock resignation after eight years as leader of the world's largest country and handed over his duties to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.] Yeltsin greets people outside a polling station during voting in the first Russian Presidential election in this June 12, 1991 file photo.
INDIAN AIRLINES
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December 31, 1999
A masked hijacker carrying a pistol walks with Afghan Taliban (L) and Indian (R) officials prior to freeing...
Kandahar, Afghanistan
A masked hijacker carrying a pistol walks with Afghan Taliban (L) and Indian (R) officials prior to .....
A masked hijacker carrying a pistol walks with Afghan Taliban (L) and Indian (R) officials prior to freeing the Indian Airlines plane with more than 150 hostages on board at Kandahar airport in southern Afghanistan December 31. [Indian Foreign Minister Jaswant Singh told reporters that hijackers have been given ten hours to quit from Afghanistan.]
INDIAN AIRLINES
RTXJEXA
December 31, 1999
Two masked hijackers, carrying handguns, leave the Indian Airliners plane after agreeing to free the...
Kandahar, Afghanistan
Two masked hijackers, carrying handguns, leave the Indian Airliners plane after agreeing to free the.....
Two masked hijackers, carrying handguns, leave the Indian Airliners plane after agreeing to free the more than 150 hostages on board at Kandahar airport in southern Afghanistan December 31. [Indian Foreign Minister Jaswant Singh told reporters that the hijackers have been given ten hours to leave Afghanistan].
INDIAN AIRLINES
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December 31, 1999
Two masked hijackers escort an unidentified Afghan Taliban official following their departure from the...
Kandahar, Afghanistan
Two masked hijackers escort an unidentified Afghan Taliban official following their departure from t.....
Two masked hijackers escort an unidentified Afghan Taliban official following their departure from the Indian Airlines plane which held more than 150 hostages onboard at Kandahar airport in southern Afghanistan December 31. [Indian Foreign Minister Jaswant Singh told reporters that hijackers have been given ten hours to quit from Afghanistan. ]
JERUSALEM
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December 31, 1999
The golden Dome of the Rock seen in a slow, zooming time exposure as the sun sets on the final day of...
Jerusalem, Israel - State of
The golden Dome of the Rock seen in a slow, zooming time exposure as the sun sets on the final day o.....
The golden Dome of the Rock seen in a slow, zooming time exposure as the sun sets on the final day of the second millennium, December 31. The Dome of the Rock is one of the holiest site in the Islamic world as is the prominent and dominate visual structure in the Holy City.
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NEW ZEALAND
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December 31, 1999
Maori warriers bring in their canoe with the dawn on Gisborne beach to participate in a Maori ceremony...
Gisborne, New Zealand
Maori warriers bring in their canoe with the dawn on Gisborne beach to participate in a Maori cerem.....
Maori warriers bring in their canoe with the dawn on Gisborne beach to participate in a Maori ceremony to welcome the sun January 1. Gisborne is the first city to see the light of each new day. The Maori name for the district, Tairawhiti, means the coast upon which the sun shines across the waters.
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ARAFAT
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December 31, 1999
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat flahes a victory sign December 31 during celebrations of the millennium...
Gaza Strip, Israel - State of
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat flahes a victory sign December 31 during celebrations of the mil.....
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat flahes a victory sign December 31 during celebrations of the millennium and the 35th anniversary of Fatah movement. More than 200,000 Palestinians flocked for the celebrations in the Gaza Strip.
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ARAFAT
RTXJEX5
December 31, 1999
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat lights a flame December 31. More than 200,000 Palestinians flocked...
Gaza Strip, Israel - State of
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat lights a flame December 31. More than 200,000 Palestinians flock.....
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat lights a flame December 31. More than 200,000 Palestinians flocked for the celebrations in the Gaza Strip.
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LEBANON
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December 31, 1999
Pro-Iranian Hizbolah children, in military uniforms, hold toys rifles during a parade held in Beirut's...
Beirut, Lebanon (Lebanese Republic)
Pro-Iranian Hizbolah children, in military uniforms, hold toys rifles during a parade held in Beirut.....
Pro-Iranian Hizbolah children, in military uniforms, hold toys rifles during a parade held in Beirut's suburbs December 31. Hizbollah celebrate the last Friday of Ramadan, the holy fasting month, as Jerusalem day, [which was annouced by Iranian leader late Ayatollah Khomani. ]
LEBANON
RTXJEX3
December 31, 1999
Pro-Iranian Hizbollah militants walk over an Israeli and American flags during a parade held in Beirut's...
Beirut, Lebanon (Lebanese Republic)
Pro-Iranian Hizbollah militants walk over an Israeli and American flags during a parade held in Beir.....
Pro-Iranian Hizbollah militants walk over an Israeli and American flags during a parade held in Beirut's suburbs December 31. Hizbollah celebrate the last Friday of Ramadan, the holy fasting month, as Jerusalem day, [which was annouced by Iranian leader late Ayatollah Khomani. ]
SYDNEY
RTXJEX1
December 31, 1999
One of 18 giant illuminated lanterns floats on Sydney Harbour past the smiling entrance of Sydney's landmark...
Sydney, Australia
One of 18 giant illuminated lanterns floats on Sydney Harbour past the smiling entrance of Sydney's .....
One of 18 giant illuminated lanterns floats on Sydney Harbour past the smiling entrance of Sydney's landmark Luna Park amusement complex late December 3 during celebrations welcoming the New Year. Up to one million people have lined the foreshore of Sydney's harbour as one of the first major cities on earth celebrates the new millennium.
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SYDNEY
RTXJEX0
December 31, 1999
Performers from Australia's Dance Theatre run down the roof of Sydney's Opera House late December 31...
Sydney, Australia
Performers from Australia's Dance Theatre run down the roof of Sydney's Opera House late December 31.....
Performers from Australia's Dance Theatre run down the roof of Sydney's Opera House late December 31 during celebrations welcoming the new year. Up to one million people have lined the foreshore of Sydney harbour as one of the first major cities on earth celebrates the new millennium.
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SYDNEY
RTXJEWZ
December 31, 1999
Fireworks explode over Sydney's Opera House late December 31 in a small display of pyrotechnics prior...
Sydney, Australia
Fireworks explode over Sydney's Opera House late December 31 in a small display of pyrotechnics prio.....
Fireworks explode over Sydney's Opera House late December 31 in a small display of pyrotechnics prior to a midnight fireworks extravaganza. Up to one million people have made their way to the shore of Sydney's harbour to greet the arrival of the new millennium.
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SYDNEY
RTXJEWY
December 31, 1999
ustralians react as the clock strikes midnight ushering in the new millennium January 1, as fireworks...
Sydney, Australia
ustralians react as the clock strikes midnight ushering in the new millennium January 1, as firework.....
ustralians react as the clock strikes midnight ushering in the new millennium January 1, as fireworks explode from the Opera House in Sydney. Over one million people crowded the foreshores of Sydney's harbour to welcome in the year 2000.
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SYDNEY
RTXJEWX
December 31, 1999
English couple Annette French (L) and Kelvin Ludlow kiss during a display of fireworks exploding over...
Sydney, Australia
English couple Annette French (L) and Kelvin Ludlow kiss during a display of fireworks exploding ove.....
English couple Annette French (L) and Kelvin Ludlow kiss during a display of fireworks exploding over Sydney's Harbour Bridge moments after Australia's largest city ushered in the new millennium at midnight January 1. Over one million people crowded the foreshores of Sydney's harbour to watch the world's biggest fireworks display to mark the beginning of a new milllennium.
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SYDNEY
RTXJEWW
December 31, 1999
The word "Eternity" lights up Sydney's Habour Bridge after a spectacular fireworks display welcomed in...
Sydney, Australia
The word "Eternity" lights up Sydney's Habour Bridge after a spectacular fireworks display welcomed .....
The word "Eternity" lights up Sydney's Habour Bridge after a spectacular fireworks display welcomed in the year 2000 to Sydney January 1. Around a million people crowded the foreshores of Sydney harbour to welcome in the New Year and the beginning of a new millennium. Twenty tonnes of fireworks were used in the Sydney celebration, costing US$3.9 million (A$6 million).
SYDNEY
RTXJEWV
December 31, 1999
Fireworks explode over Sydney's Harbour Bridge and Opera House January 1 as the Olympic city welcomes...
Sydney, Australia
Fireworks explode over Sydney's Harbour Bridge and Opera House January 1 as the Olympic city welcome.....
Fireworks explode over Sydney's Harbour Bridge and Opera House January 1 as the Olympic city welcomes in the year 2000. Around a million people crowded the forshores of Sydney harbour to welcome in the New Year and the beginning of a new millennium. Twenty tonnes of fireworks were used in the Sydney celebration, costing US$3.9 million (A$6 million).
SYDNEY
RTXJEWU
December 31, 1999
Fireworks explode over Sydney's Harbour Bridge and Opera House January 1 as the Olympic city welcomes...
Sydney, Australia
Fireworks explode over Sydney's Harbour Bridge and Opera House January 1 as the Olympic city welcome.....
Fireworks explode over Sydney's Harbour Bridge and Opera House January 1 as the Olympic city welcomes in the year 2000. Around a million people crowded the foreshores of Sydney harbour to welcome in the New Year and the beginning of a new millennium. Twenty tonnes of fireworks were used in the Sydney celebration, costing US$3.9 million (A$6 million).
SYDNEY
RTXJEWT
December 31, 1999
Fireworks explode near Sydney's Harbour Bridge and Opera House early on the evening of December 31, prior...
Sydney, Australia
Fireworks explode near Sydney's Harbour Bridge and Opera House early on the evening of December 31, .....
Fireworks explode near Sydney's Harbour Bridge and Opera House early on the evening of December 31, prior to a fireworks extravaganza at midnight. Around a million people are expected to make their way to Sydney harbour to greet the new millennium.
ANTARCTICA
RTXJEWS
December 31, 1999
New Zealand military personnal working as cargo handlers in Antarctica perform a Haka, a traditional...
Scott Base, Antartica
New Zealand military personnal working as cargo handlers in Antarctica perform a Haka, a traditional.....
New Zealand military personnal working as cargo handlers in Antarctica perform a Haka, a traditional Maori war dance, to celebrate the New Year at midnight January 1. Scott Base prides itself as being the first occupied place to see daylight of the new millennium as the sun is always up during the Antarctic summer from October to February.
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ANTARCTICA
RTXJEWR
December 31, 1999
Personnel from Scott Base celebrate the New Year with colleagues of the United States' McMurdo Station...
Scott Base, Antartica
Personnel from Scott Base celebrate the New Year with colleagues of the United States' McMurdo Stati.....
Personnel from Scott Base celebrate the New Year with colleagues of the United States' McMurdo Station at midnight January 1. Scott Base prides itself as being the first occupied place to see daylight of the year 2000 as the sun is always present during the Antarctic summer from October to February.
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NEW YORK
RTXJEWL
December 31, 1999
Balloons sail into the sky as the traditional New Years Ball is raised at 1 Times Square as the year...
New York, United States of America
Balloons sail into the sky as the traditional New Years Ball is raised at 1 Times Square as the year.....
Balloons sail into the sky as the traditional New Years Ball is raised at 1 Times Square as the year 2000 begins at the international date line in the Pacific Ocean. Each hour of the new millennium will be celebrated by ceremonies in Times Square as the clock reaches midnight across the globe.
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PHILIPPINES
RTXJEWF
December 31, 1999
A Filipino watches the last sunset of 1999 at Manila Bay December 31. Philippine President Joseph Estrada...
Manila, Philippines - Republic of
A Filipino watches the last sunset of 1999 at Manila Bay December 31. Philippine President Joseph Es.....
A Filipino watches the last sunset of 1999 at Manila Bay December 31. Philippine President Joseph Estrada will link arms with hundreds of thousands of ordinary people who are expected to troop to Rizal Park for the grand millennium celebration tonight.
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NEW ZEALAND
RTXJEWC
December 31, 1999
Revellers Holly Inkster (L) and Ineke Van Peer (R), both from Wellington, celebrate the new year in Gisborne...
Gisborne, New Zealand
Revellers Holly Inkster (L) and Ineke Van Peer (R), both from Wellington, celebrate the new year in .....
Revellers Holly Inkster (L) and Ineke Van Peer (R), both from Wellington, celebrate the new year in Gisborne town square, January 1. Gisborne is the first city to see the light of each new day, and will be the first to see the dawn of the new millennium.
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NEW ZEALAND
RTXJEW7
December 31, 1999
Residents celebrates the start of a new year and a new millennium in the town square of Gisborne in New...
Gisborne, New Zealand
Residents celebrates the start of a new year and a new millennium in the town square of Gisborne in .....
Residents celebrates the start of a new year and a new millennium in the town square of Gisborne in New Zealand January 1. Gisborne is the first city to see the light of each new day, and will be the first to see the dawn of the new millennium.
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NEW ZEALAND
RTXJEW6
December 31, 1999
Revellers Holly Inkster (L) and Ineke Van Peer (R), both from Wellington, celebrate the new year in Gisborne...
Gisborne, New Zealand
Revellers Holly Inkster (L) and Ineke Van Peer (R), both from Wellington, celebrate the new year in .....
Revellers Holly Inkster (L) and Ineke Van Peer (R), both from Wellington, celebrate the new year in Gisborne town square, January 1. Gisborne is the first city to see the light of each new day, and will be the first to see the dawn of the new millennium.
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BANGLADESH
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December 31, 1999
Bangladeshi drama artists take out a colourful street march in Dhaka to welcome the new millennium December...
Dhaka, Bangladesh - Peoples Republic of
Bangladeshi drama artists take out a colourful street march in Dhaka to welcome the new millennium D.....
Bangladeshi drama artists take out a colourful street march in Dhaka to welcome the new millennium December 31. More celebrations are planned by various other groups as the clock ticks closer to the midnight for start of year 2000.
JAPAN
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December 31, 1999
Japanese Shinto priests put on their shoes before preparing for a new year ritual celebration at Meiji...
Tokyo, Japan
Japanese Shinto priests put on their shoes before preparing for a new year ritual celebration at Mei.....
Japanese Shinto priests put on their shoes before preparing for a new year ritual celebration at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo December 31. Hundreds of thousands of people will visit the shrine for the millennium celebrations later in the evening.
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JAPAN
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December 31, 1999
Japanese shinto priests leave the main shrine after holding a Shinto ritual for the millennium celebration...
Tokyo, Japan
Japanese shinto priests leave the main shrine after holding a Shinto ritual for the millennium celeb.....
Japanese shinto priests leave the main shrine after holding a Shinto ritual for the millennium celebration at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo December 31. Several hours later, people all over Japan will celebrate the new year of 2000.
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AUSTRALIA
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December 31, 1999
Bank customers queue to withdraw cash from automatic teller machines in Sydney December 31. Australian...
Sydney, Australia
Bank customers queue to withdraw cash from automatic teller machines in Sydney December 31. Australi.....
Bank customers queue to withdraw cash from automatic teller machines in Sydney December 31. Australian banks said there was no rush to withdraw cash on New Year's Eve, but cautious Australians took no risks and queued at automatic tellers in the city to make sure they have enough funds over the New Year period.
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AUSTRALIA
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December 31, 1999
A Sydney woman withdraws cash from an automatic teller machine in Sydney December 31, next to a bank...
Sydney, Australia
A Sydney woman withdraws cash from an automatic teller machine in Sydney December 31, next to a bank.....
A Sydney woman withdraws cash from an automatic teller machine in Sydney December 31, next to a bank poster assuring customers their funds are safe from the Y2K bug. Australian banks said there was no rush to withdraw cash on New Year's eve, but cautious Australians took no risks and queued at automatic tellers in the city to make sure they have enough funds over the New Year period.
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CHINA
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December 31, 1999
Visitors to the Great Wall, north of Beijing, sit beneath a Millenniun countdown clock December 30. Chinese...
Beijing, China
Visitors to the Great Wall, north of Beijing, sit beneath a Millenniun countdown clock December 30. .....
Visitors to the Great Wall, north of Beijing, sit beneath a Millenniun countdown clock December 30. Chinese traditionally celebrate the Lunar New Year which will fall on February 2, 2000. However, both the Western (Gregorian) and lunar calendars are used publicly in China. The year 2000 will be the Year of the Dragon according to traditional Chinese Calendar Cycle.
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