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Asian nations giving enthusiastic welcome to 2013

Workers set up a stage as preparations are underway for the country's first ever public New Year's countdown celebration, at Myoma grounds in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. AP PHOTO/KHIN MAUNG WIN

CANBERRA, Australia—Fiscal cliff? Recession? Not in Asia, where the first countries to see 2013 dawn will enthusiastically welcome the new year.   Increasingly democratic Myanmar will have a public countdown for the first time. Jakarta plans a huge street party befitting Indonesia’s powering economy.   In Sydney, eager revelers camped over Sunday night on the […]

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »