Singapore ushers in 2013 with spectacular fireworks

Singapore rang in 2013 in style with an array of spectacular fireworks across the night sky as party-goers screamed and shouted their lungs out to welcome the new year.

Asian capitals also joined in the revelry including long-isolated Yangon which enjoyed its own pyrotechnics for the first time.

Not to be left out, world cities from Sydney to Dubai rang in the New Year with their own colourful firework displays.

As the stroke of midnight moved westward through time zones, the world's tallest building, Dubai's Burj Khalifa, was the centrepiece of festivities in the huge expatriate and tourist hub.

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