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  EU celebrations
Fireworks lit up the sky above Ljubljana castle in Slovenia at midnight as it celebrated its new membership in the European Union. It's one of 10 new countires to join .
1/8 Fireworks lit up the sky above Ljubljana castle in Slovenia at midnight as it celebrated its new membership in the European Union. It's one of 10 new countires to join.
Flags were raised in Cyprus to mark the occasion.
2/8 Flags were raised in Cyprus to mark the occasion.
Men on stilts held up the flags of EU and EU member states in Hungary's celebrations.
3/8 Men on stilts held up the flags of EU and EU member states in Hungary's celebrations.
The German and Polich Foreign Ministers Joschka Fischer and Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz embrace at the bridge between the two countries to to mark Poland's entry.
4/8 The German and Polich Foreign Ministers Joschka Fischer and Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz embrace at the bridge between the two countries to mark Poland's entry.
More fireworks explode over the statue of an angel on one of Prague's bridges  in the Czech Republic.
5/8 More fireworks explode over the statue of an angel on one of Prague's bridges in the Czech Republic.
The Valletta Grand Harbour in Malta was transformed into a light and fireworks show.
6/8 The Valletta Grand Harbour in Malta was transformed into a light and fireworks show.
Soldiers from the Polish Army Guard of Honor raised the European Union flag seconds after midnight.
7/8 Soldiers from the Polish Army Guard of Honor raised the European Union flag seconds after midnight.
And in Latvia hundreds of people celebrated during a gala We Are In Europe concert.
8/8 And in Latvia hundreds of people celebrated during a gala We Are In Europe concert.

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