Transcript for Stepped-Up Security at New Year Celebrations Seen Across the Globe
Well cross the cultures it's become a tradition to ring in the new year with a band complete with fireworks and. Plenty of who isn't but in a sign of our increasingly troubled time that tradition now more often than not. Also include stepped up security here's ABC's aerial wrist shot off. People around the world ringing in the new year with a bank. New Zealand the first to bid farewell to 2016. With Australia not far behind showering Sydney harbor with purple rain and star shaped fireworks honoring prince and David Bowe weeks. This dazzling display in divine lighting up the world's tallest skyscraper. Hours later a high colored fireworks that eliminating famed Parisian landmarks from then until one day. Big Ben the tiny and other attractions a glow in a show stopping spectacle and he's packed Times Square here in New York more than a million people watched the glittering Waterford crystal ball drop. With the celebrations added vigilance following recent terror attacks in Berlin and means big year coming to a close with stepped up security at crowded landmarks across the globe. Unprecedented. Measures taken in New York City 7000. Police officers fanned out across Times Square many heavily armed. Coast to coast law enforcement still on high alert while millions head home to get 2017 under way aerial rash FA BC news New York.
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