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Top news coming in to a warm San Francisco today is about Dubai and the fireworks to usher in 2014.

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Dubai is already the home to the world's tallest building and last night it was the scene of the world's largest fireworks' display.

In fact it was the largest display of fireworks in history, says

That fact was verified by the Guinness World Records staff who were there to agree that the 400,000 fireworks used was the biggest the world had seen to date.

"I have seen the video of the Dubai fireworks and it was nothing short of spectacular!" says San Francisco resident, Katie Adler. "I think it will be a long, long time before anybody manages to beat that."

The fireworks' show lasted for 30 minutes and with the 400,000 fireworks being used, miles of the local shoreline were lit up.

This was even better than the spectacular show given by Kuwait the year before. That display had used 77,000 fireworks, says CNN

Overseas, in London, England, meanwhile, food was the theme of the evening:

"The annual fireworks display was a more sensory affair than usual, featuring peach-flavored snow, edible banana confetti, and orange-scented bubbles, the AP reports."


See the slideshow and video that go along with this article. The photos are of spectacular firework shows that took place round the world last night.



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