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LONDON: The dazzling display lasted for around 15 minutes in the capital
LONDON: The fireworks heralded the start of an exciting year for the capital, which will host the Olympic games
Mr Johnson had promised a 'glittering' show to highlight the exciting events that 2012 promised.The Mayor of London's office said the display was the result of 12 months of planning. A crew of 306 has been working on the site since Boxing Day, with 1,803 staff - including stewards - on duty on the night itself.There were 30 tonnes of equipment on the three fireworks barges on the river ready for the display, which was triggered by GPS to the chimes of Big Ben.
LONDON: Welcome to 2012! The show had an Olympian theme
LONDON: The display was the result of 12 months of planning with a crew of 306 working on the site since Boxing Day
LONDON: Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: 'Our New Year fireworks were a brilliant start to a spectacular year.'
'This is just the beginning - as the eyes of the world turn to London for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, there will be amazing events across the capital up to, during and beyond a summer like no other.'
LONDON: Fireworks explode over the Houses of Parliament
LONDON: The new year will host the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Games
LONDON: Thousands lined up against the banks so they could watch the show
LONDON: Crowds gathered on Westminster Bridge in central London as they wait for New Years Eve fireworks to be set off
'It was such a brilliant start to 2012, they were just never-ending, so great.' London-themed songs accompanied the fireworks, which were expected to be watched on television by millions of people around the world.