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Copacabana Rio de Janeiro New Year 2007

The Rio de Janeiro New Years Celebrations at Copacabana beach are the largest in the world with around 2 million people on the beach.

Unfortunatelly this year it rained and less people than expected showed up.

AYRTON writes:

It was a total of 22 minutes of pyrotechnics, consuming more than 19.000 bombs, in a total of 24 tons of powder.
To prevent accidents, the fireworks were launched from 8 (eight) rafts spread by the sea of Copacabana beach, winthin 360 meters of distance of the sand.
Also the big yatchs and transatlantics were at another 360 meters away from the rafts.
They come from all over the world with lots of tourists from Europe, USA, and Asia.
The spetacle cost 1,8 million Reais, or something around 1 million dollars.
This year there was only one stage for musicians but with 36 installed towers of sound all along the beach with a very high volume to make everybody happy and dancing.
Because of the rain all day long there was less people than expected, but it's still a big event with almost 2 million people dressing in white, crying, yelling, and praying for a New Year with happiness, peace, money and love  :-)

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AYRTON is a commercial photographer in Rio who also specializes in VR Photography. Below togethder with his wife Andrea who assists him at his assignments.

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