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Friday, 31 December, 1999, 21:06 GMT
In pictures: Sun sets on old millennium




The sun set majestically behind Mount Fuji in Japan, and was captured as it appeared to sink into the crater, in this photograph taken from a helicopter.




There was a magical sunset at Manila bay, in the Philippines, as thousands prepared to celebrate the new year at four sites around the capital.




The last sunset of the millennium at Kuta Beach, on the island of Bali in Indonesia, found vendors making last-minute sales of gaily coloured party horns.




The setting sun was reflected in a lake at one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal, at Agra in India.




In Jerusalem tourists gathered at the Mount of Olives to watch the sun set over the city. Some expected Christ to return to earth here.




Prehistoric Stonehenge, in the UK, created by stone age sun worshippers, was also a place of pilgrimage for tourists as the millennium drew to a close.

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