No, these pictures aren't of a city under siege, they're just Christmas in Montevideo. From my rooftop patio, you can see fireworks in every direction from around the stroke of midnight.
Note that the pictures really don't do it justice. You get a barrage of fireworks, some incredibly close, exploding all around you.
As you might have guessed, this is not from some sanctioned city-hall light show. Here, everyone buys fireworks and launches them from their roof, their balcony, or just the street. It's insane.
And the whole light-show repeats itself all over again, a week later, on New Year's.
Currently Smoking: Mastro de Paja Bent Billiard + Gawith's Spring