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Fireworks at Burj Khalifa as Dubai wins bid to host 2020 World Expo

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Dubai beat off opposition from Brazil,Russia and Turkey on Wednesday to win the right to host the 2020 World Expo,sparking celebrations in the Gulf city and a stunning fireworks display at the world's tallest building. (Image courtesy: Tushya Datia)

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Fireworks exploded from the Burj Khalifa,the world's tallest building,here soon after Dubai beat the challenge from Izmir,Turkey,Sao Paulo,Brazil and Yekaterinburg,Russia after three rounds of voting by delegates of the 168- nation Bureau International des Expositions in Paris.
City authorities declared Thursday a school holiday to celebrate the victory. (Image courtesy: Tushya Datia)

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The Burj Khalifa tower,which stands 828-metres high,was lit up with the pyrotechnics,while fireworks were also set off elsewhere in the coastal city. (PTI)

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There were jubilant crowds at the foot of the tower and in Dubai's shopping malls. (PTI)

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Fireworks are seen as people celebrate after Dubai won the right to host the 2020 World Expo,in front of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. (Image courtesy: Tushya Datia)