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Australia Day 2012: Fireworks and lightning combine to light up Perth's skies

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Flashes of brilliance: fireworks and lightning combine to light up Perth’s skies in spectacular style on Australia Day

Crowds braving extreme weather in Perth, Australia, were treated to a doubly dazzling display in the sky above the city.

An estimated 250,000 people came to watch the 28th annual Australia Day fireworks display in the Western Australian city, despite fears that weather conditions could disrupt the event.

The sky was lit not only by fireworks, but also by spectacular flashes of lightning that coincided with the organized displays.

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What a view: Crowds on the Esplanade in Australia Perth were treated to an amazing display during Australia Day celebrations

What a view: Crowds on the Esplanade in Australia Perth were treated to an amazing display during Australia Day celebrations

Skylights: nature and man-made explosives combine to provide a spectacular view of the city Skylights: nature and man-made explosives combine to provide a spectacular view of the city

Skylights: nature and man-made explosives combine to provide a spectacular view of the city

High temperatures during the day and the threat of a massive thunderstorm in the evening threatened to keep spectators away.

But while the numbers were fewer than last year, crowds flocked to the Esplanade, South Perth waterfront and Kings Park to see this year’s fireworks.

For those who braved the conditions, the reward was spectacular.

One reveler said the screen was ‘absolutely fantastic, worth getting wet for’.

The sky at night: 250,000 people braved extreme weather to watch the Australian Day show The sky at night: 250,000 people braved extreme weather to watch the Australian Day show

The sky at night: 250,000 people braved extreme weather to watch the Australian Day show

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