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New Year Celebrations

An actor dressed as Santa Claus and wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus infection speaks with a boy during the New Year celebration in a shopping mall in St.Petersburg, Russia.

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People gather at the Ganga Barrage on the New Year's Day, in Kanpur.

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People take selfie as children play near the TU 142 Aircraft Museum, on the first day of the new year, in Visakhapatnam.

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Traffic jam on a road as locals and tourists throng the famous ski resort of Gulmarg on New Year eve, in north Kashmir.

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People gather on the bank of River Ganga, to celebrate the New Year Day, in Kolkata.

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Few vehicles seen on a nearly deserted road amid restrictions near Marina Beach, in Chennai.

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Police barricades set up on a road to restrict movement near Marina Beach, in Chennai.

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Jaclyn Bernstein, of New York, lies in confetti after the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball dropped in Times Square, in New York. Bernstein, an owner of an event planning company who said she has done no business all year, was invited to the event as part of a much smaller crowd due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Fireworks and drones illuminate the night sky over London as they form a light display as London's normal New Year's Eve fireworks display was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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People stand in a queue to pay obeisance at Kali Mata Temple on the first day of New Year 2021, in Jammu.

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People wearing face masks hang paper notes bearing their New Year wishes to wires at Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea. The sign at top reads; "Goodby corona."

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The Times Square New Year's Eve Ball drops as confetti flies in an empty Times Square as the area normally packed with revelers remained closed off due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus hold incense and offer prayers on the first day of the New Year at Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing. President Xi Jinping said in a New Year address that China has made major progress in developing its economy and eradicating rural poverty over the past year despite the coronavirus pandemic.

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Confetti flies after the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball drops in a nearly empty Times Square, as the area normally packed with revelers remained closed off due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Young women pose to welcome the New Year 2021 at Sangam, in Prayagraj.

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Young women along with children prepare to welcome the New Year 2021, in Thane.

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Napier bridge gets dynamic lighting system to mark new yer celebration, in Chennai.

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People click pictures in front of lights that read '2021' outside a mall, on the eve of the New Year 2021, in Mumbai.

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Sand artist Sudarshan Pattanaik creates a sand sculpture to welcome the year 2021, at Puri beach.

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Tourists sit near Happy New Year 2021 sign on snow at the famous ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir on the eve of the New Year. The resort is witnessing a huge rush of visitors, with most of them not adhering to social distancing norms and other COVID-19 related precautions.

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Lightings outside a mall, on the eve of the New Year 2021, in Mumbai.

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Priests perform 'Ganga Aarti' as people prepare to welcome the New Year 2021, in Varanasi.

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People gather at the Juhu beach, ahead of New Year celebrations, in Mumbai. The government has imposed night curfew in Mumbai in the view COVID-19 situations.

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A large number of people visit the Bhedaghat waterfall on New Year's eve, in Jabalpur.

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A couple take a selfie photo at the Palace Square during New Year celebration in downtown St. Petersburg, Russia.

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People walk at the waterfront of the Victoria Harbor to celebrate the New Year's Eve ahead of the year 2021, in Hong Kong.

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Fireworks explode over a not-too-crowded square with a Christmas tree and and the main mosque during New Year's celebrations in Grozny, Russia,

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Warsaw residents launch fireworks near their apartment blocs to greet New Year as mass events were banned under anti-COVID-19 restrictions, in Warsaw, Poland.

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Thousands of people attend a music concert to celebrate the new year in Mbare, Harare.

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Crowds of people celebrate the New Year around the Christmas tree with the St. Sofia Cathedral in the background in Kyiv, Ukraine. Despite of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions, a lot of Ukrainians enjoy outdoor New Year events, often ignoring protective measures.

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Despite a ban on gatherings and fireworks, a few hundred people gathered on Dam Square in front of the Royal Palace, rear, to celebrate New Year in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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A few fireworks explodes in front of the television tower and a hotel, which displayed a heart on his facade, shortly after midnight on New Year in Berlin. Public New Years celebrations are banned in Berlin because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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People celebrate New Year in front of the Royal Palace, rear left, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Passengers, some of them wearing Moroz (Santa Claus, or Father Frost) hats drink inside a party bus celebrating New Year driving through Moscow, Russia. While restaurants and other entertainment venues close its doors across the country at 23:00, Muscovites look for ways to bend the coronavirus restrictions. One of them is a party bus whose owners offer to spend the New Year night touring around the city and having drinks with other strangers.

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A group of people celebrate the start of the New Year as they look across from the embankment towards the London Eye ferris wheel by the River Thames in London. The London Eye is one of the traditional sites for New Year's Eve firework display, but it has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions in place to try and stop its spread.

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Despite a ban on gatherings and fireworks, a few hundred people gathered on Dam Square in front of the Royal Palace, rear, to celebrate New Year in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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People holding cellphones stand by their windows in Lisbon in the first minutes of Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. Public celebrations and the traditional new year fireworks were cancelled and a curfew imposed in Portugal to try to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

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Fireworks explode over the ancient Acropolis hill with the Parthenon temple on the right and the Propylea on the left during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Athens.

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Fireworks light the sky during the New Year's celebrations at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Germany is entering 2021 in a lockdown that appears certain to be extended beyond its current Jan. 10 end date, with new coronavirus cases and deaths related to COVID-19 remaining at worryingly high levels.

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Fireworks explode over the Kremlin and almost empty Red Square during New Year's celebrations near the Spasskaya Tower during New Year's celebrations, in Moscow, Russia.

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In this photo provided by the North Korean government, fireworks illuminate the night sky, marking the New Year, as crowds of people look on, at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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Fireworks and drones illuminate the night sky over London as they form a light display as London's normal New Year's Eve fireworks display was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sophie Jackson and Monique Lee, both from Christchurch, attend New Year celebrations in Hagley Park, Christchurch, New Zealand. New Zealand and its South Pacific island neighbors have no COVID-19, and New Year celebrations there are the same as ever.

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Fireworks detonate from the Taipei 101 building during the New Year's celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Dubai celebrates the new year in China on the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, to mark New Year in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Fireworks explode over Hagley Park in Christchurch, New Zealand, during New Year celebrations.

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Fireworks detonate from the Taipei 101 building during the New Year's celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Fireworks are launched from the Sky Tower to mark the changing of the year on New Year's eve in Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand and its South Pacific island neighbors have no COVID-19, and New Year celebrations there are the same as ever.

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Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as New Year celebrations begin in Sydney, Australia.

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Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as New Year celebrations begin in Sydney, Australia. One million people would usually crowd the Sydney Harbor to watch the annual fireworks that center on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. But this year authorities advised revelers to watch the fireworks on television as the two most populous states, New South Wales and Victoria battle to curb new COVID-19 outbreaks.

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A young woman with painted hands poses for a photograph on the eve of New Year 2021, in Amritsar.

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People take ride in a chariot in front of the historic Victoria Memorial, on the last day of the year 2020, in Kolkata.

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People form a human chain in a formation that reads '2021' on the New Year's eve, in Shimla.

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Young women hold coronavirus theme based cut-outs on the eve of New Year 2020, in Ranchi.

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A woman walks past a fence near the harbour foreshore ahead of New Years Eve in Sydney, Australia. One million people would usually crowd the Sydney Harbor to watch the annual fireworks that center on the Sydney Harbor Bridge. But this year authorities are advising revelers to watch the fireworks on television.

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A young woman with her nails painted with '2021' poses for photographs as she prepares to welcome the New Year 2021, in Amritsar.

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Chefs and workers prepare cakes for the New Year celebrations, in old city of Hyderabad.

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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko dances during a New Year's ball for youth in Minsk, Belarus.

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A food delivery courier rides a bicycle past "2021" numbers installed to celebrate the upcoming New Year in Moscow, Russia.

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People walk in a street with the Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building in the background as Russian capital is decorated for New Year celebrations in Moscow, Russia.

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Chinese people perform dragon dance as they celebrate their 'New Year', in Kolkata

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Fireworks illuminate the sky over St. Sava temple in downtown Belgrade, Serbia. Orthodox Christians in Serbia celebrate New Year on Jan. 14, according to the Julian calendar.

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People, many dressed in colourful costumes, enter the North Sea to celebrate the arrival of the New Year during the traditional New Year's Dive in Ostend, north Belgium.

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Fireworks at Mysuru Palace during New Year celebrations,Mysuru.

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People celebrate with champagne in Lake Geneva, Switzerland, during the New Year traditional swim.

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Pakistani Christians attend a special New Year service at the Catholic Sacred Heart Cathedral in Lahore

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Fireworks are seen over the historic Gateway of India on the eve of New Year, in Mumbai.

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Christian people meet and greet each other as they are celebrate New Year at a Church in Ahmedabad

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Confetti falls at midnight on the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration in New York.

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In an image taken with a fisheye lens, confetti drops over the crowd as the clock strikes midnight during the New Year's celebration as seen from the New York Marriott Marquis in New York's Times Square

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First lady Melania Trump listens as President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before his New Year's Eve party at his Mar-a-Lago property in Palm Beach, Fla.

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In this photo taken with long time exposure people walk in Nevsky prospect, central avenue, during New Year celebration in downtown St.Petersburg, Russia

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A man watches fireworks exploding over Copacabana Beach during the New Year's celebrations, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Indian people dance celebrating the New Year in Lucknow

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Revelers get together to celebrate on New Year's eve in Bangalore

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People gather at the Connaught Place to celebrate the New Year 2020, in New Delhi

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People celebrates New Year's Eve in front of the iconic Gateway of India in Mumbai

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People celebrate the New Year 2020, at the India Gate in New Delhi

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Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, speaks to reporters as he arrives for a New Year's Eve party hosted by President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago property in Palm Beach, Fla.

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Fireworks explode during a New Year celebration at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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A Filipino boy is carried past a firework as they celebrate the coming of the New Year early in Manila, Philippines. Filipinos welcome the New Year with noise and firecrackers in the belief that this will drive away bad spirits and bring in good luck.

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Fireworks explode over the London Eye Ferris wheel by the River Thames in London, to mark the start of the new year 2020.

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Fireworks explode over the Chao Phraya River during New Year celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand

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Fireworks explode over the Kremlin during New Year's celebrations in Red Square with the Spasskaya Tower, left, in the background in Moscow, Russia. Russians began the world's longest continuous New Year's Eve with fireworks and a message from President Vladimir Putin urging them to work together in the coming year.

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Fireworks explode over the Ottoman-era Mecidiye mosque in Ortakoy square and the "July 15th Martyrs' bridge, formerly known as Bosporus Bridge, over the Bosporus Strait, separating Europe and Asia, in Istanbul

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Revellers photograph fireworks over the Arc de Triomphe as they celebrate the New Year on the Champs Elysees, in Paris, France

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Fireworks light the sky above illuminated Christmas tree at the Cathedral Square in Vilnius, Lithuania, shortly after midnight during the New Year's celebrations. Thousands of people celebrated the beginning of the New Year 2020 in the Lithuanian capital.

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People celebrate the new year in downtown of Karachi, Pakistan

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People stand on a bridge and watch fireworks during New Year celebrations near the buildings of the banking district in Frankfurt, Germany

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Thousands of anti-government protesters and citizens watch a firework display during the New Year's celebrations in Martyrs' Square in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Protesters have been holding demonstrations since Oct. 17 demanding an end to widespread corruption and mismanagement by the political class that has ruled the country for three decades.

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Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple at the Acropolis hill during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Athens

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Fireworks illuminate the sky in bay next to the famous water fountain Le Jet d'Eau during New Year celebrations in Geneva, Switzerland.

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People celebrate the arrival of the year 2020 while waiting for their turn to offer prayers at the Meiji Jingu Shinto shrine in Tokyo.

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Youngsters pose for pictures as they gather at Brigade Road to celebrate the New Year 2020, in Bengalru.

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People celebrate the arrival of the year 2020 at a New Year's Eve countdown event near the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic headquarters in Bejing.

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Protesters celebrate the New Year during a demonstration in Hong Kong. Chinese President Xi Jinping in a New Year's address Tuesday has called for Hong Kong to return to stability following months of pro-democracy protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law, and have spread to include other grievances and demands for more democracy.

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People attend New Year celebrations in Seoul, South Korea

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Buddhists light candles to form letters meaning, "Best wishes for a Happy New Year," during New Year celebrations at Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea

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People hold up their smartphones as a "2020" sign lights up a building on the waterfront during New Year's celebrations in Hong Kong

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People pose for photographs as they welcome the New Year 2020, in Amritsar

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