Fireworks explode above a heart-shaped design on the Sydney Harbour Bridge during a New Year's fireworks display January 1, 2006. The fireworks display this year was titled Heart of the Harbour and consisted of more than three tonnes of explosive devices being launched into the night sky that includes 11,000 fireworks shells, 10,000 shooting comets and 100,000 individual pyrotechnic effects requiring over 60,000 metres (65,616 yards) of wires and cables.
Fireworks explode over the Malaysia's Petronas Twin Towers at midnight in Kuala Lumpur January 1, 2006. Thousands of Malaysians gathered at the foot of the country's landmark to celebrate the coming of the new year.
Fireworks mark the start of the New Year at Marina Bay in Singapore January 1, 2006. A special lighting display transformed the night sky into an explosive visual arts presentation at the stroke of midnight in Singapore, as part of the new year celebrations.
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