546 injured in Philippine New Year revelry
Updated: 2011-01-01 16:51
MANILA, Philippines - Powerful firecrackers have injured at least 546 people as Filipinos welcomed the new year in a tradition that is among the world's most festive and dangerous.
Many Filipinos, largely influenced by Chinese tradition, believe that noisy New Year's celebrations drive away evil and misfortune. But they have carried that superstition to extremes.
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