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2008 HSBC Celebration of Light.Throngs of spectators line the beach on English Bay in the city of Vancouver, B.C., Canada, in anticipation of the ten o'clock fireworks show presented by the Chinese team from Hong Kong, Pyromagic Productions Ltd. It was estimated that by the time of the show over 200,000 people lined the beach and sidewalks..Since 1990, Vancouver has been home to the Celebration of Light (originally known as the Symphony of Fire).  This international pyro-musical fireworks competition has attracted the world's leading fireworks designers and is seen as a highly prestigious event.  The fireworks festival creates an exciting arena where spectators can enjoy each country's representatives unveil their latest techniques and use the most innovative fireworks materials as they compete  to be crowned the winner.