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North Korea joins the New Year's Eve celebrations with rather understated fireworks display – Mirror.co.uk

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New Year celebrations in North Korea were more flop than fantastic as this video shows.

The fireworks were put on by the famously secretive state at the Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang.

But they failed to live up to some of tonight’s displays after being overshadowed by the incredible fireworks in Sydney, Hong Kong and other cities around the world.

The footage, from state-run television show KRT, showed people watching the 15-minute long effort put on by Kim Jong-Un’s government.

Small fireworks failed to illuminate the whole sky, and thin streamers of coloured fire shot up from the ground.

Crowds cheered and clapped along to the show which featured a small variety of fireworks.

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North Korea’s fireworks were disappointing this year

North Korea put on a large fireworks display in Pyongyang early on Sunday (January 1) to mark the start of the New Year
The show didn’t rival others across the globe

But the show did nothing to rival some of the incredible efforts already seen tonight.

Australia welcomed in the New Year in style with a spectacular firework display over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

Hundreds of thousands lined the streets to watch what some have described as “the best fireworks in the world”.

North Korea put on a large fireworks display in Pyongyang early on Sunday (January 1) to mark the start of the New Year
The drab display featured few fireworks

North Korea put on a large fireworks display in Pyongyang early on Sunday (January 1) to mark the start of the New Year
Crowds gathered to enjoy the show

The display honoured late music legends Prince and David Bowie as well as including a “Willy Wonka moment” in tribute to Gene Wilder.

Hong Kong welcomed in 2017 with a dramatic firework display.

The multi-coloured display took place at the city’s…



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