Dubai 2014 Firework Show just broke the the world record for the largest ever fireworks display. Over 500,000 fireworks were used during the display which lasted around six minutes. It not only broke the record set in 2012 during a display to mark Kuwait’s golden jubilee anniversary with a total of 77,282 fireworks launched, but also broke that record within their first minute. The splendid show covered a distance of 61.6 miles (or over 94 km) and included the city’s seafront as well as Dubai’s most famous landmarks like the Palm Jumeirah, World Islands, the Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab. To make sure that the fireworks’ timing were accurate down to the millisecond, leading up to the event, more than 200 expert technicians worked an astounding 5,000 hours. Over 1.7 million people who attended the event and left us a lot of amazing photos. Here are some of them and you can also enjoy the firework show video at the end of the post.
1. Pics credit: Dalia Alameen
After 2008 Beijing Olympic, another world event – 2010 World Expo is just opened in Shanghai, China on May 1. For China, the Shanghai Expo will stand proudly in the tradition of world fairs that began with London’s Great Exhibition in 1851. Almost 70 million people are expected to witness the pinnacle of their country’s achievement and glimpse the future. For most Chinese, it will be their only chance to taste what life is like abroad.
China formally kicked off its mass celebrations of 60 years of communist rule with a 60-gun salute that rung out across Beijing’s historic Tiananmen Square on Oct, 1. Hundreds of thousands of participants marched past Tiananmen Square in costume or uniform, with floats and dancers mingling with soldiers and military hardware. 60 floats showcasing themes including ‘the progress of the motherland’, ‘scientific development’, ‘brilliant achievement’ and ‘beautiful prosperous China’ have rumbled through the square. In the parade, 180,000 marchers processed through Beijing’s Tiananmen Square and in the evening Tiananmen Square hosted a firework and laser light-show attended by 60,000 carefully vetted people and performers
I found some magnificent photos of parade and firework performance. The marching part of the parade is really impressive. I have to say, China just amazed me another time after the opening of the Olympics last August. Hope you also enjoy those photos.
In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, the phalanx of the national flag receives inspection in a parade in Beijing of the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the founding of China on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009.
Soldiers from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) ground force march in formation past Tiananmen Square