This spectacular photo shows London being brightly illuminated at the climax of the New Year fireworks display on the River Thames just after midnight on 1 January 2012. Click on it for a larger version.
Compare it with the photo below, taken a little earlier with the same camera settings, and you can appreciate just how bright the fireworks were at the climax of the display.
The BBC’s HD video of the fireworks display is available on YouTube:
Source of images: BBC