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The sky above Sydney Harbor lights up with the 9pm fireworks display on new year's eve in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
Photo by: Rob Griffith
The sky above Sydney Harbor lights up with the 9pm fireworks display on new year's eve in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

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