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SF watches 2011 fireworks: world celebrates New Year (video)

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SF watches 2011 fireworks: world celebrates New Year (video)

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Here in San Francisco we have a few hours to go yet before the fireworks display blasts out over the Bay. But in other parts of the world, New Year 2011 has already happened.

More than 1.5 million people gathered to watch the display over the Sydney Harbour Bridge as clocks struck midnight there.

Now see the video to the left showing some spectacular firework displays in some of the world's most glamorous cities. Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong celebrated the New Year with spectacular firework displays.

See photos of fireworks from around the world. Examples include China, India, New Zealand and Australia.

The display in the video comes from the Telegraph newspaper in the UK

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San Francisco residents can watch our own fireworks display at the Marina or near Fort Mason. If you are at home you can watch the fireworks on KTVU Channel 2 News.

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