Saturday, January 1, 2022


A man celebrates the start of the new year on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Bruna Prado/AP

Nurses at a hospital in Marseille, France, enjoy a New Year's cake while taking a break in a Covid-19 intensive care unit.
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People observe candles lit to bring luck in the upcoming New Year at the Hasedera Buddhist temple in Kamakura, Japan, south of Tokyo.
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Revelers celebrate in New York's Times Square.
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People watch the light show by St. Paul's Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge in London.
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People gather to welcome the new year in Chongqing, China.
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People gather for celebrations in Belgrade, Serbia.
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People celebrate on the Champs-Elysées Avenue in Paris. The city canceled its traditional fireworks display.
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People dressed for New Year's Eve ride a bus in Las Vegas.
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A man holds a flare while celebrating in Krakow, Poland.
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People celebrate as police patrol the streets in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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A garland with the slogan "Happy New Year" hangs at a vaccination center in Potsdam, Germany.
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Fireworks explode over the the St. Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin with Red Square sitting empty due to pandemic restrictions during New Year's celebrations in Moscow.
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Clubgoers celebrate in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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People in Bangkok, Thailand, lay down in coffins during a resurrection ceremony on New Year's Eve. The belief is that the worshippers will be cleansed of bad karma and blessed with good fortune and health in the new year.
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A man holds a child on his shoulders while waiting for the start of a fireworks show in Bucharest, Romania.
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Berlin has no live audience during its televised New Year's Eve display at the Brandenburg Gate.
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A New Year's performance is held on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea.
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A man crosses an empty road near a Jakarta, Indonesia, roundabout where people usually celebrate New Year's Eve.
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Fireworks erupt at Expo 2020 as part of the New Year's festivities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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Doctors and nurses hold up signs at a hospital in Quezon, Philippines.
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People in Lisbon, Portugal, take pictures of fireworks in front of the docked German cruise ship AIDAnova.
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A trader wears 2022 glasses while working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
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People celebrate in Madrid, Spain.
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The Eiffel Tower in Paris is lit up blue to mark the start of the French presidency of the European Union.
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Fireworks erupt over the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand.
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A sign urges revelers to "stay Covid safe" in Melbourne, Australia.
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Balloon vendors walk back home as the sun sets in Jammu, India.
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A light show illuminates the Sky Tower and Harbour Bridge in Auckland, New Zealand. The light show, "Auckland Is Calling," replaced the city's traditional fireworks show this year.
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Primary school students in Hefei, China, celebrate the new year by writing the character "fu," which means "good luck."
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People have dinner at a Beijing restaurant as a screen broadcasts Chinese President Xi Jinping delivering his New Year speech.
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Fireworks explode over Sydney Harbour during New Year's celebrations in Australia.
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A visitor poses in front of a 2022 decoration in Seoul, South Korea.
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During the last sunset of 2021, Sikh devotees take a dip in the holy Sarovar near the Golden Temple shrine in Amritsar, India.
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