03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Let the fireworks begin! New Year's revelers ready for better times in 2010

SYDNEY - Under explosive bursts of crimson, purple and blue, more than 1 million New Year revelers in Sydney got one of the world's biggest parties started Thursday, bidding farewell to the tough year that was 2009 and welcoming a new decade.

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