New Year's Eve: Sydney Harbour Bridge Lights Up 2017 With Spectacular Fireworks Display

See you later, 2016.

Sydney’s famous harbour bridge has been lit up in spectacular style to welcome 2017.

Australia’s best known city sent up a dazzling tribute to 2016’s fallen icons with a New Year’s Eve fireworks display honouring the late singer David Bowie and late actor Gene Wilder.

<strong>Australia’s best known city sent up a dazzling tribute to 2016’s fallen icons</strong>
Australia’s best known city sent up a dazzling tribute to 2016’s fallen icons
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Sydney was the second major city behind Auckland, New Zealand, to bid a bittersweet adieu to a turbulent year.

<strong>Sydney was the second major world city to bid farewell to 2016</strong>
Sydney was the second major world city to bid farewell to 2016
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The glittering display over Sydney’s famed harbour and bridge featured Saturn and star-shaped fireworks set to “Space Oddity,” the classic song by Bowie - one of the seemingly endless parade of beloved entertainers who died in 2016.

Watch the amazing spectacle, above.

<strong>The glittering display over Sydney’s famed harbour and bridge featured Saturn and star-shaped fireworks</strong>
The glittering display over Sydney’s famed harbour and bridge featured Saturn and star-shaped fireworks
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Wilder was also honored as the bridge lit up in a rainbow of colors while a song from Wilder’s famed film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” played, the Associated Press reported.

“This year, sadly, we saw the loss of many music and entertainment legends around the world,” Sydney fireworks show co-producer Catherine Flanagan said. “So celebrating their music as part of Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks displays is an opportunity to reflect on the year that has been and what the future may hold.”

New Zealanders were among the first to welcome 2017 on Saturday in great style at Auckland’s famous Sky Tower.

<strong>New Zealanders became the first to welcome 2017 on Saturday in great style</strong>
New Zealanders became the first to welcome 2017 on Saturday in great style
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The tower’s pyrotechnic display included 500kgs of fireworks, one tonne of equipment and 10 kilometres of wire.

It comes as security services step up their protection of major New Year’s Eve events amid concerns over terror attacks.

In Pictures: The World Welcomes 2017

Sydney, Australia
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Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge
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Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge
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Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge
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Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge
Auckland, New Zealand
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The Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand lights up for 2017
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The Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand lights up for 2017
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The Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand lights up for 2017
Marina Bay, Singapore
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New Year fireworks burst over the Marina Bay skyline in Singapore.
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Fireworks are seen over the Old City area during the New Year Celebrations in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Athens, Greece
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Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple atop Acropolis hill during New Year's day celebrations in Athens, Greece, January 1, 2017. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Baghdad, Iraq
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Fireworks explode over the Al-Nusoor Square in Baghdad, Iraq.
Hong Kong, China
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Fireworks explode over Victoria harbour during New Year celebrations in Hong Kong.
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Fireworks explode over the Kenyatta International Convention Centre square in Nairobi, Kenya.
Dubai, UAE
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Fireworks explode in downtown Dubai to mark New Year in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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Cairo, Egypt
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Fireworks explode above the pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt.
Pyongyang, North Korea
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Fireworks are seen above Pyongyang, North Korea.
Moscow, Russia
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Fireworks light the sky over the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral in central Moscow, Russia.
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JANUARY 1, 2017: Fireworks go off over Moscow's Red Square marking the arrival of the New Year. Marina Lystseva/TASS (Photo by Marina Lystseva\TASS via Getty Images)
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Fireworks explode over the Kremlin, and are reflected in the Moscow River, during New Year celebrations in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. New Year is Russia's major gift-giving holiday, and big Russian cities were awash in festive lights and decorations. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)
Nevsehir, Turkey
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People gather to celebrate at Cappadocia, a historical region in central Anatolia in Nevsehir, Turkey.

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