August 5, 2021

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In films, in films. From New Zealand to Iraq, the world celebrates the New Year

The small archipelago of Kiribati and the Samoan Islands in the Pacific became the first to change in 2021, soon to New Zealand and Australia.


On Thursday, December 31, the planet began to turn the page of 2020 with a less densely populated area than usual. After months of restrictions and restrictions, the corona virus infection has forced billions of people to celebrate the New Year at home. With more than 1.7 million deaths worldwide and 82 million people affected in a single year, the results of this year are memorable unlike any other.

The small archipelago of Kiribati and the Samoan Islands in the Pacific became the first to change in 2021, soon to New Zealand and Australia. In the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the epidemic began, thousands of people gathered in public places in the city center for the 2021 countdown. Again in the pictures of this historic New Year celebration.

The transition to the New Year was marked by a concert and fireworks display at a park in Christchurch, New Zealand:

The change for the New Year was marked by a concert and fireworks display in a park in Christchurch, New Zealand.



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Upon their arrival, participants in ceremonies in Christchurch (New Zealand) were asked to scan a QR code to identify contact cases:

New Year in NZ

Upon arrival, participants at festivals in Christchurch (New Zealand) were asked to scan the QR code in order to detect contact cases.

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In Australia, access to the surroundings of the Sydney Opera House is strictly restricted and patrols are organized to ensure compliance with the instructions:

New Year in Australia


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Sydney’s traditional fireworks display was reduced, but it happened, following which Australians were urged to stay home on TV:

New Year in Australia

Sydney’s traditional fireworks display was reduced, but it did happen, and it was followed by televisions urging Australians to stay home.



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Hundreds of people came to welcome 2021 at Shibuya Crossroads in Tokyo (Japan), despite calls from officials not to gather:

New Year in Japan

Hundreds of people turned out to welcome 2021 at the Shibuya Crossroads in Tokyo (Japan), despite calls from officials not to gather.



© Masanori Inaki / Yomiuri / AFP

In Russia, the first fireworks display of the year was shot from Vladivostok, far from the country, where an ice castle and a fir tree sat on the throne:

New Year in Russia

In Russia, the first fireworks display of the year was shot from Vladivostok, far away from the country, where an ice castle and a fir tree sat on the throne.



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In Indonesia, the government has banned New Year celebrations. In Jakarta, the surroundings of Indonesia’s large roundabout are usually crowded, with only a few visitors:

New Year in Indonesia

In Indonesia, the government has banned New Year celebrations. In Jakarta, the surroundings of Indonesia’s Great Roundabout, usually crowded, were visited by only a few spectators.

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© DITA ALANGKARA / AP / SIPA

In Wuhan, the Chinese cradle of epidemics, a small but mostly masked crowd gathered for a balloon release:

New Year in Wuhan

In Wuhan, the Chinese cradle of epidemics, a small but mostly masked crowd gathered for a balloon release.



© Dingshu Wang / REUTERS

In Taiwan, several Taipei residents destroyed firecrackers fired from the Taipei 101 skyscraper on their phones:

New Year in Taiwan


© SAM YEH / AFP

The Taipei Fireworks display was filmed from the 10th tallest skyscraper in the world, rising to 509 meters:

New Year in Taipei

The Taipei Fireworks display was filmed from the 10th tallest skyscraper in the world, rising to a height of 509 meters.



© SAM YEH / AFP

In Bangkok, Thailand, firecrackers had to compete in color against glowing boats on the Chao Phraya River:

New Year in Bangkok

Fireworks display in Bangkok, Thailand, had to compete in color against the glowing boats that had gathered on the Sao Firaa River.



© MLADEN ANTONOV / AFP

In Basra, Iraq, the city’s Ferris wheel greets visitors as they display fireworks and pass pods in front of the moon:

New Year in Iraq

In Basra, Iraq, the city’s Ferris wheel greets visitors as they display fireworks and pass pieces in front of the moon.



© Hussein Foley / AFP