Lots of cities around the world greet the new year with pyrotechnics, by mother nature beat them all this year, as you can see in this image by photographer Jose Luis Saavreda for Reuters. The light show is provided by the LLaima volcano, one of Chile's biggest, during an eruption of Tuesday, January 1. Go to National Geographic for more on this. Speaking of National Geographic, I'll be heading there this coming Thursday to attend the society's annual photographic seminar. As usual, it should be an interesting look behind the scenes at nature and cultural photography. I'll be posting from there, so stay tuned..