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Italy first in fireworks Celebration of Light 0

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Brazil is seen here at the 2012 Honda Celebration of Light. Italy would go on to win the contest. (CARMINE MARINELLI/24 HOURS)

Brazil is seen here at the 2012 Honda Celebration of Light. Italy would go on to win the contest. (CARMINE MARINELLI/24 HOURS)

Italy took home top honours at the annual Celebration of Light beachside fireworks festival, beating out Vietnam and Brazil in the three-night competition.

About 400,000 spectators hit Vancouver's coastline and waters for the performance Saturday night. Organizers say they're planning even bigger for 2013.

Details will be announced in September.