Year world records
New Year Party-world record set by Rio de Janeiro
Copacabana Beach, Brazil--In
Brazil more than four million people saw in the New Year on
the beaches of Rio de Janeiro.Two million party-goers were
on Copacabana beach alone, witnessing a fireworks display
that lasted nearly 20 minutes. They set the world record for
New Year Party.
In Sao Paulo, South America's biggest city, local
media said 2.3 million people celebrated at the Avenida Paulista,
Brazil's financial center.
Photo: New Year 2008 in Rio de Janeiro
The New Year fireworks at Copacabana Beach, panoramic photo
by Willy Kaemena
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to see full panoramic view
Masses of people turned out despite nighttime
temperatures up to 35 degrees, dancing on the sand before
stages and filling promenades that had been blocked to traffic.
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