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Sydney’s Harbour Bridge is home to some of the most spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks in the world, but it also incorporates Australian culture into the light display in a unique and colorful way. Indigenous Australians perform a traditional smoking ceremony to cleanse the harbour of negative spirits and ensure good fortune for the city in the new year. During the ceremony, traditional imagery of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples will be projected on the bridge’s pylons.