Australia Day 2012: Combining fireworks and lightning to illuminate the Perth sky
Flashes of brilliance: Fireworks and lightning combinations combine Perth & # 39; s sky in spectacular style on the Australian day
Crowds who defied proud weather conditions in Perth, Australia, were treated to a double blinding image in the sky above the city.
An estimated 250,000 people were shown the 28th annual Australian fireworks display in the Western Australian city, despite the fear that weather conditions could disrupt the event.
The sky was not only illuminated by fireworks, but also with spectacular lightning bolts that took place in combination with the organized displays.
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What an image: crowds of people on the Esplanade in Perth, Australia were treated to a fantastic image during an Australia Day party
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High temperatures during the day and the threat of a huge thunderstorm in the evening had threatened to keep spectators away.
But although there were still fewer numbers last year, masses flocked massively to the Esplanade, the waterfront of South Perth and Kings Park to see this year's fireworks.
For those who did have the conditions, the reward was spectacular.
A party animal said the display was & # 39; absolutely fantastic, worth getting wet & # 39 ;.
The sky & # 39; at night: 250,000 people braved extreme weather to watch the Australian Day show
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