North Korea and Japan celebrate the New Year

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North Korea and Japan are among the latest countries to welcome in the New Year. In Pyongyang, people waved illuminated wands in Kim Il Sung Square as red fireworks burst into the night sky.

To the south, Japan also welcomed in the New Year. Some rang bells at temples to celebrate the start of 2020.

In Australia, Sydney harbour was again flooded with colour as fireworks detonated over the city.

However, many other towns celebrated the New Year without fireworks displays as fire-fighters continued to battle mega fires that have been fuelled by hot conditions and dry vegetation? The hot conditions have been linked to climate change.