Fireworks over downtown Helsinki (Image: Lehtikuva)

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85,000 REVELLERS GATHERED IN DOWNTOWN HELSINKI TO RING IN THE NEW DECADE last night, with numerous fireworks displays and performances from a number of Finnish artists, including the female pop singer Alma. 

It was a particularly lively night for the city's emergency services, with hundreds of reported incidents and arrests made during the evening, relating mostly to excessive alcohol consumption. 

You can see more photos from the last night of 2019 by scrolling through the gallery. 


Image: Lehtikuva