VIDEO: Burj Khalifa fireworks ring in the New Year

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Thousands of Dubai residents on Friday night crowded the Burj Khalifa as the world’s tallest tower ushered in the new year with a spectacular fireworks display.

The rockets, thought to be the world’s highest pyrotechnic show, were accompanied by an hour-long music, sound and light extravaganza from the Dubai Fountain.

The three-minute show was beamed around the world by live television feeds flanking the 828-metre-tall tower

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