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Dubai's New Year Fireworks breaks Guinness World Record [Video]

  Dubai started off 2014 with quite a bang: The city's New Year's Eve fireworks display broke the Guinness World Record for large...

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Dubai started off 2014 with quite a bang: The city's New Year's Eve fireworks display broke the Guinness World Record for largest pyrotechnics show on New Year's Eve.

During the six-minute show, more than 500,000 fireworks exploded, spanning 62 miles of Dubai's seafront and ending with a grandiose "artificial sunset." The entire spectacle was controlled by a network of 100 computers, took 10 months to plan and cost a cool $6 million.

The entire show was live streamed on YouTube; it begins at the 29-minute mark in the video above. The event shattered the previous record, held by Kuwait, in which 77,282 fireworks were set off in 2012. The new record joins several other superlatives that Dubai holds, including the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa, and the world's largest manmade island, Palm Jumeirah.

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