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Saturday, 1 January, 2000, 15:33 GMT
In pictures: Sun rises on new millennium
A Muslim man prays as the first dawn of the third millennium breaks over the Taj Mahal - the magnificent 16th Century monument built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal.


Hindu women prepare to worship as the sun rises on the banks of the River Ganges, in the holy city of Varanasi.


At the Vatican, the dome of St Peter's Basilica is illuminated, in the first misty dawn of the New Year.


The sun begins to rise over prehistoric Stonehenge, in the UK, where Stone Age sun worshippers once greeted many dawns.


For a nomadic goat herder in the wilderness of northern Kenya, the first day of the third millennium starts like days have started for centuries for the Turkana tribe.


A couple greet the new dawn in front of the ancient temple of Poseidon, east of Athens.

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