Images: New Year's Eve celebrations around the world

 
 
Updated 12/31/2021 2:26 PM

People celebrate the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022 in New Year's Eve events around the world.

People fire flare as they celebrate the new year in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
People fire flare as they celebrate the new year in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
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Tuk Tuk driver Ashraf Mahmoud drives with his family wearing Santa Claus costumes as they celebrate the new year in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
Tuk Tuk driver Ashraf Mahmoud drives with his family wearing Santa Claus costumes as they celebrate the new year in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
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2022 is displayed on a big screen during a New Year's Eve concert in Hong Kong Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022.
2022 is displayed on a big screen during a New Year's Eve concert in Hong Kong Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022.
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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, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. Despite of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions, a lot of Ukrainians enjoy outdoor New Year events, often ignoring protective measures.
Crowds of people celebrate the New Year around the Christmas tree with the St. Sofia Cathedral in the background in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. Despite of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions, a lot of Ukrainians enjoy outdoor New Year events, often ignoring protective measures.
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An attendee at an event that coincided with the New Year Eve smiles as fake snow from a foam machine is blown overhead in Beijing, China, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
An attendee at an event that coincided with the New Year Eve smiles as fake snow from a foam machine is blown overhead in Beijing, China, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
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Indians, wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, hold the cutouts to welcome 2022 on New Year's Eve in Ahmedabad, India, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
Indians, wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, hold the cutouts to welcome 2022 on New Year's Eve in Ahmedabad, India, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
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A Palestinian woman takes photos of her children near the beach on the last day of the year and New Year's celebrations, in Gaza City, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
A Palestinian woman takes photos of her children near the beach on the last day of the year and New Year's celebrations, in Gaza City, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
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Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as New Year's Eve celebrations begin in Sydney, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as New Year's Eve celebrations begin in Sydney, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
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A couple kiss as people celebrate the arrival of the new year at the famed Shibuya scramble crossing intersection, a popular location for the New Year's Eve gathering, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, in Tokyo, though the official countdown event was cancelled.
A couple kiss as people celebrate the arrival of the new year at the famed Shibuya scramble crossing intersection, a popular location for the New Year's Eve gathering, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, in Tokyo, though the official countdown event was cancelled.
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Fireworks explode over the Chao Phraya River during New Year celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022.
Fireworks explode over the Chao Phraya River during New Year celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022.
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The Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, left, empty Nikolskaya street and the GUM department store, decorated for a holiday are seen from Red Square also closed due to pandemic restrictions on the New Year's Eve prior to New Year's celebrations, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
The Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, left, empty Nikolskaya street and the GUM department store, decorated for a holiday are seen from Red Square also closed due to pandemic restrictions on the New Year's Eve prior to New Year's celebrations, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
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People watch the sound and light show realized by Swiss artist Dan Acher called Borealis during the New Year celebrations at the parc des Bastions, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
People watch the sound and light show realized by Swiss artist Dan Acher called Borealis during the New Year celebrations at the parc des Bastions, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
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Fireworks explode over the Chao Phraya River during New Year celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022.
Fireworks explode over the Chao Phraya River during New Year celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022.
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A security guard holds up a sign indicating that there is no countdown event at the famed Shibuya scramble crossing, a popular location for New Year's Eve gathering Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, in Tokyo as people gather to celebrate New Year's eve.
A security guard holds up a sign indicating that there is no countdown event at the famed Shibuya scramble crossing, a popular location for New Year's Eve gathering Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, in Tokyo as people gather to celebrate New Year's eve.
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Workers of a political party and others cheer in front of a huge kite to welcome 2022 on New Year's Eve in Ahmedabad, India, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
Workers of a political party and others cheer in front of a huge kite to welcome 2022 on New Year's Eve in Ahmedabad, India, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
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People watch the sound and light show realized by Swiss artist Dan Acher called Borealis during the New Year celebrations at the parc des Bastions, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
People watch the sound and light show realized by Swiss artist Dan Acher called Borealis during the New Year celebrations at the parc des Bastions, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
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Egyptian clowns Ahmed Naser and Sama Said hold a frame with the new year congratulations at a restaurant in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
Egyptian clowns Ahmed Naser and Sama Said hold a frame with the new year congratulations at a restaurant in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
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People wait for their turn to offer prayers at the Meiji Jingu Shinto shrine as they celebrate the arrival of the year 2022, Saturday, Jan 1, 2022, in Tokyo.
People wait for their turn to offer prayers at the Meiji Jingu Shinto shrine as they celebrate the arrival of the year 2022, Saturday, Jan 1, 2022, in Tokyo.
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Fireworks explode over the Chao Phraya River during New Year celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022.
Fireworks explode over the Chao Phraya River during New Year celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022.
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Fireworks explode from the Taipei 101 building in rainy weather during the New Year's celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022.
Fireworks explode from the Taipei 101 building in rainy weather during the New Year's celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022.
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A man hangs a paper note bearing his New Year wishes on New Year's Eve at the Jogye temple in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
A man hangs a paper note bearing his New Year wishes on New Year's Eve at the Jogye temple in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
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Indian balloon vendors walk back home as the sun sets on New Year's Eve in Jammu, India, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
Indian balloon vendors walk back home as the sun sets on New Year's Eve in Jammu, India, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
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Pope Francis smiles to Rome Mayor Roberto Gualtieri after attending a new year's eve vespers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
Pope Francis smiles to Rome Mayor Roberto Gualtieri after attending a new year's eve vespers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
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Attendees at an event that coincided with the New Year Eve cheer as fake snow from a foam machine is blown overhead in Beijing, China, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
Attendees at an event that coincided with the New Year Eve cheer as fake snow from a foam machine is blown overhead in Beijing, China, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
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