Day In Pictures: 31 Dec 2010

Day In Pictures: 31 Dec 2010
The sky above Sydney Harbour lights up at midnight during the fireworks display to celebrate the New Year's Day in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. (ROB GRIFFITH / AP)

Day In Pictures: 31 Dec 2010
Tourists from Frankfurt, right, and Cologne, left, click their glasses of champagne in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. Hundred thousands of people celebrate the beginning of the New Year 2010 in the German capital. (AP)

Day In Pictures: 31 Dec 2010
thousands of people gather to celebrate the beginning of the New Year 2011 in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. (AP)

Day In Pictures: 31 Dec 2010
Lithuanians celebrate the arrival of the New Year in downtown in Vilnius shortly after midnight, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2010. Thousands of people celebrated the beginning of the New Year 2011 in the Lithuanian capital. (AP)

Day In Pictures: 31 Dec 2010
Authorities, from left, Brazil Olympic Committee President Carlos Arthur Nuzman , International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge, of Belgium, Rio de Janeiro's Mayor Eduardo Paes, head of the IOC Evaluation Commission Nawal El Moutawakel, of Moroco, and IOC's director of the Olympic Games Gilbert Felli, shake hands as they attend a ceremony to unveil the Rio 2016 Olympics Games emblem, background, at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. Olympic organizers have said the Rio 2016 brand was designed based on four pillars: contagious energy, harmonious diversity, exuberant nature and Olympic spirit. (AP)

Day In Pictures: 31 Dec 2010
The Backstreet Boys perform for the crowds awaiting the new year in Times Square in New York, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. (AP)

Day In Pictures: 31 Dec 2010
An Indian woman in traditional dress dances during festivities to welcome the new year in the village of Narlai, Rajahstan, India, late Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. (AP)

Day In Pictures: 31 Dec 2010
Florida Panthers center Michael Frolik (67) eludes Montreal Canadiens right wing Andrei Kostitsyn (46) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Sunrise, Fla. , Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. (AP)

Day In Pictures: 31 Dec 2010
Hawaiian dancers practice dancing and moving along with the Dole "Living Well in Paradise" rose float in Irwindale, Calif. , Dec 31, 2010. Celebrating the 122 Annual Rose Bowl Parade held New Year's day in Pasadena, Calif. (AP)

Day In Pictures: 31 Dec 2010
Charlie Brand, right, and Dennis Jones, of South Philadelphia, cheer during the New Year's Eve celebration Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 in New York's Times Square. (AP)


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