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As curtain closes on 2020, New Year’s celebrations are muted by pandemic

This New Year’s Eve is remaining celebrated like no other in most of the environment, with quite a few bidding farewell to a yr they’d desire to neglect.

From the South Pacific to New York City, pandemic limitations on open up air gatherings observed people today turning to produced-for-Tv set fireworks shows or packing it in early since they could not toast the conclusion of 2020 in the existence of friends or carousing strangers.

As midnight rolled from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas, the New Year’s experience mirrored nationwide responses to the virus alone. Some nations around the world and towns canceled or scaled back their festivities, while other folks without energetic outbreaks carried on like any other calendar year.

Australia was among the the to start with to ring in 2021. In earlier several years, 1 million people crowded Sydney’s harbor to look at