Kuwait Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Constitution

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Exploding fireworks illuminate the sky over Kuwait City, Kuwait, last night, during celebrations on the occasion of the 50th Constitution Day jubilee. The firework show which lasted for an hour was the largest of its kinds in the world and cost a reported £10million. A dazzling array of colours illuminated the skies above the country’s capital of Kuwait City as a staggering 77,282 fireworks were launched over the period of an hour. A representative of Guinness World Records announced that the display was the biggest of all time on Kuwait television at the end of the display which had been watched by tens of thousands of Kuwaitis and expatriates on the Arabian Gulf Road by the sea.

The visual presentation marked 50 years to the day since the late emir Sheikh Abdullah al-Salem al-Sabah announced that Kuwait had become the first Arab state in the Gulf to issue a constitution. Thousands of people gather to watch fireworks and dramatic laser display which lights the sky near the Kuwait Towers. Revelers wave Kuwaiti flags in the foreground as the fireworks burst above the Persian Gulf. Locals flocked to the beach to witness the incredible display, many recording it on their mobile phones . A youngsters climbs on a broad pair of shoulders to get a better view of the spectacular display. Last night’s celebration came as the government and opposition are locked in one of the worst standoffs in the country’s history, with the opposition accusing the government of staging a coup against the constitution. This dramatic image captures the moment some of the thousands of fireworks gave the night sky an orange hue. Before the festivities Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah pledged the government’s continuing commitment to democracy. Bright white fireworks light up the high rise buildings in the capital of the oil-rich state. Purple and red fireworks light up the skyline above Kuwait.

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