How the world welcomed 2022

Despite the omicron variant of COVID-19 muting celebrations, the dawn of the New Year was still celebrated in loud and colourful fashion across the globe.

  • Fireworks explode over Sydney Harbour during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia. REUTERS/Jaimi Joy

  • A reveller looks at fireworks explode over the UAP Old Mutual Tower during the New Year’s Eve celebrations in Nairobi, Kenya. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

  • Visitors look at the first sunrise of the year at the Shibuya Sky observation deck in Tokyo, Japan.? REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

  • Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill during New Year’s day celebrations, in Athens, Greece. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

  • Fireworks explode in the sky over the Kremlin and St. Basil’s cathedral during the New Year’s celebrations in Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

  • Fireworks explode over the Chao Phraya River during New Year celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

  • A woman, wearing a protective face mask and a headband, celebrates on New Year’s Eve in Jakarta, Indonesia. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

  • A light display to mark the New Year is seen over St Paul’s Cathedral and the Millenium Bridge in London, Britain. REUTnERS/Toby Melville

  • People attend New Year celebrations on the Champs-Elysees as the traditional light show and fireworks have been cancelled, in Paris, France. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

  • Fireworks explode near the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, to celebrate the new year, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. REUTERS/Satish Kumar

  • Fireworks explode as people gather at the Puerta del Sol square in Madrid, Spain.  REUTERS/Javier Barbancho

  • People gather before the New Year celebrations in Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/ Khalid al-Mousily

  • Fireworks explode from the Taipei 101 skyscraper during New Year celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan. REUTERS/Ann Wang

  • Hundred of drones form the shape of  “2022” during an event to celebrate New Year in Hong Kong. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

  • A girl poses for a picture next to an installation at a mall on New Year’s Eve, in Mumbai, India. REUTERS/Niharika Kulkarni

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