This post has twenty spectacular photos of fireworks from around the world to usher in New Year. Major cities from Auckland to San Francisco, take a look at how nations around the world said goodbye to 2016, and welcomed 2017. Fireworks lit up the skies over some of the world’s most iconic landmarks as the clock struck midnight. Cities in the Pacific island nations of Samoa, Tonga and Kiribati were the first to enter 2017 at 10:00 GMT. Places such as Baker and Howland islands in the Pacific were the last to ring it in at about midday GMT.
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A century old photos of Calcutta from British Raj found in a shoe box.
A size-nine Peter Lord shoe box full of 178 photographs capturing life in India at least a century ago had been discovered in the archives of Scotland’s national collections in 2012. The plate-glass negatives were found inside a shoe box by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) in Edinburgh. The negatives, believed to be dating back to 1912, were found in a fragile condition and were wrapped in copies of the Statesman newspaper dating from 1914, the RCAHMS said in a statement.