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Thursday, 21 December, 2000, 20:41 GMT

Bug absent as world parties
The world enjoys the first day of a new millennium with no sign so far of the dreaded computer bug.
Millennium celebrations 'a huge success'
The millennium celebrations in Britain have been judged an overwhelming success.
UK aids blacked-out France
Britain is sending generators used in the millennium celebrations to help France restore electricity supplies after last week's storms.
First millennium baby unwell
The first baby of the millennium - born in New Zealand in the first minute of the new year - is unwell and receiving special treatment.
Bug checks smooth so far
Tests of the computer systems of financial markets show no bugs so far - but the big test will come when business resumes on Tuesday.
Celebrating at Times Square
A multi-national millennial celebration in New York as one a half million watch the giant ball drop at Times Square.
When words are not enough
Summing up the last century and the new millennium in a few words is a tall order. But that hasn't stopped politicians and others trying.
Ancient Inca celebrations in Peru
Millennium celebrations in Peru took place in Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca empire, with 1,500 performers participating in the Festival of the Moon.
Showbiz glitz in Hollywood
Fireworks, celebrities, decadence - it's the millennium on the American west coast.
Rio leads the American millennium
An estimated five million revellers flooded onto Rio de Janiero's famous beaches to party and lead the Americas into the new millennium.
In pictures: Sun rises on new millennium
The sun rises on the third millennium from the Taj Mahal in India to the wilderness of Kenya.
Millennium reaches the home of time
Millions celebrate as the year 2000, a new millennium, reaches the home of time, the Meridian Line in London.
Pageantry on the Champs Elysees
A blaze of lights, a dancing mass of white stars, music, acrobats and dancers as Paris leads into the next millennium.
Y2K viruses alert
At least 12 computer viruses have been identified as computers users are warned to be on guard when they log on.
Mist and smoke blur Berlin lights
A controversial light show and firework display in Berlin is marred by clouds and smoke, but the party goes on.
Egypt celebrates seventh millennium
The Pyramids of Giza provide the backdrop for millennium celebrations with a concert and laser spectacular.
Mandela revisits prison cell
Nelson Mandela returns to the jail where he was locked up for 18 years and lights a "flame for freedom".
Pope's plea for 2000 peace
Pope John Paul II wishes peace to the world, as he makes an unprecedented midnight address to welcome the new millennium.
China's Year of the Dragon
As the new century dawned, China's president Jiang Zemin lit a sacred flame at a specially designed century altar.
Solemn ritual in Japan
Japanese celebrations are more restrained and relaxed than millennium celebrations elsewhere.
Millennium party follows hostages' return
India's millennium celebrations were coloured by the hijacking crisis in Afghanistan - and by the return of the hostages just hours before midnight.
Sydney's millennium spectacular
A spectacular fireworks display along Sydney's waterfront sparks off Australia's celebration of the new millennium.
Moscow mixes a merry millennium
An estimated one million revellers cram into Moscow's Red Square to welcome in the new millennium.
Wales parties out the old century
Wales celebrated the millennium with street parties, fireworks and the world's largest indoor music event.
NI hails 21st century
Northern Ireland's millennium celebrations reach a crescendo with fireworks blazing a trail into the new year.
Kiribati kicks off the party
Dancers on a coral beach in a tropical atoll welcome the third millennium.
Celebrating on Chatham Island
Moriori blessings, a wedding ceremony and singing schoolchildren welcome the new millennium on this remote island.
Pyramids party as Africa celebrates
The ancient embraced the modern as Egyptians flocked to the pyramids - part of a massive celebration across the continent.
Islamic world's view of millennium
Many newspapers in Islamic countries are questionning the significance of the millennium.
In pictures: UK sees in the new millennium
The UK gets into gear for the celebration of a lifetime.
Millennium Minute
The new year 2000 - as it burst into life around the world.
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