BBC Home
Explore the BBC
BBC News
Launch consoleBBC NEWS CHANNEL
Last Updated: Saturday, 1 January, 2005, 02:29 GMT
In pictures: New Year 2005
Fireworks at London Eye
1 of 9
The London Eye was the focal point for the capital's New Year celebrations, with fireworks creating a blaze of colour
Fireworks at London Eye
2 of 9
More than 150,000 flocked to central London, despite celebrations being toned down because of the Asian tsunami
Fireworks at London Eye
3 of 9
As well as celebrating the New Year, the display was designed to promote the capital's 2012 Olympics bid
Fireworks at London Eye
4 of 9
Crowds were treated to a breathtaking display, which lit up the skies for miles around
Couple kissing in London
5 of 9
Helah Sharabei and Josh Isaac, both 18, share a private moment among the throng
Fireworks at Edinburgh Castle
6 of 9
In Edinburgh, more than 100,000 turned out to see in the New Year, with the castle being illuminated with a blizzard of light
Fireworks at Edinburgh Castle
7 of 9
Last year, Hogmanay celebrations in the Scottish capital were cancelled because of torrential rain and high winds
Revellers in Edinburgh
8 of 9
In Princes Street, a concert and street party was enjoyed by revellers, including Dawn, Lily Page and Emma Wickes
Revellers in Edinburgh observe silence for tsunami victims
9 of 9
Amid the celebrations, people observed a one-minute silence for the tsunami victims



SEE ALSO:



PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

News Front Page | World | UK | England | Northern Ireland | Scotland | Wales | Politics
Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature | Technology | Health | Education
Have Your Say | Magazine | In Pictures | Week at a Glance | Country Profiles | In Depth | Programmes
Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific