Fireworks are great fun to watch but, according to Rodger Dee, alderman at the Darwin City Council in Australia, when they get too loud, things end up like Beirut:

One council member has compared cracker night to a “war zone”.

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Alderman Rodger Dee told a meeting on Tuesday he was in favour of crackers. “But this year was the worst I have ever seen – it was like Beirut out there,” Mr Dee said.

Rodger Dee will be receiving a “Looks Like Beirut” certificate though I must acknowledge that fireworks even in Lebanon can get out of hand. Nevertheless, his comparison deserves recognition.

Sydney. Fireworks Newyear 2006. Opera House and Harbour.

Sydney. Fireworks Newyear 2006. Opera House and Harbour.: Don't remember this scene being compared to Beirut.