Colorful New Year Fireworks Despite Global Gloom

Published January 3rd, 2022 - 12:22 GMT

People worldwide have marked new year's eve with joy and fireworks despite the re-spread of the new Coronavirus variant, Omicron. Each country had its own tradition to celebrate the new year with hopes that this year will be the end of the global pandemic which affected human life since 2020.

Each new year's eve as the clock nears midnight on December 31, all eyes turn to New York's Times Square waiting for the drop of the big ball.

In Australia, huge amount of fireworks cover and light up the sky over Sydney Harbour.

Finally after years of war, fireworks were seen in the sky of Iraq's southern city of Nasiriyah in Dhi Qar province, late on December 31, 2021.

In UAE, celebrations were seen in multiple places as fireworks were fired from Burj Khalifa.

Other people from across the world had decided to celebrate inside their homes amid fears of the new, more fast-spreading Omicron Variant.

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The New Year's Eve Ball touches down to mark the beginning of the new year on January 1, 2022 in New York City. People began celebrating New Year's Eve at Times Square in 1904, in 1907 the New Year's Eve Ball made its first descent from the flagpole at One Times Square. David Dee Delgado/Getty Images/AFP

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The "family fireworks", displayed three hours before midnight every year ahead of the main show at midnight, fill the sky over the Opera House in Sydney on New Year's Eve on December 31, 2021. (Photo by DAVID GRAY / AFP)

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A woman poses for a picture during New Year celebrations in the Lebanese capital Beirut's Gemmayzeh neighbourhood, on January 1, 2022. (Photo by ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

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Fireworks light up the sky as people celebrate the New Year in Iraq's southern city of Nasiriyah in Dhi Qar province, late on December 31, 2021. (Photo by Asaad NIAZI / AFP)

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A woman wears 2022's glasses during the New Year's celebrations at Carcavelos beach in Oeiras, outskirts of Lisbon on January 1, 2022. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP)

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Laser lights illuminated the sky from the Belgrade Tower during New Year celebrations in Belgrade on January 1, 2022. (Photo by OLIVER BUNIC / AFP)

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Fireforks explode over the Ancient Acropolis in Athens during the New Year's Eve celebrations on December 31, 2021. (Photo by Louisa GOULIAMAKI / AFP)

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Fireworks light up the sky over the Kremlin during the New Year's celebrations in Red Square with the Spasskaya Tower in Moscow on January 1, 2022. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP)

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People wearing face masks attend a New Year's countdown at an amusement park in Beijing on January 1, 2022. (Photo by Jade GAO / AFP)

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A band plays during new year celebrations in front of the Australian pavillon at the Expo 2020, in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, on December 31, 2021. (Photo by AFP)

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A kitemaker prepares kites in his workshop ahead of the New Year celebrations on the outskirts of Amritsar on December 31, 2021. (Photo by Narinder NANU / AFP)

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The New Year's Eve Ball touches down to mark the beginning of the new year on January 1, 2022 in New York City. People began celebrating New Year's Eve at Times Square in 1904, in 1907 the New Year's Eve Ball made its first descent from the flagpole at One Times Square. David Dee Delgado/Getty Images/AFP
New Year celebrations
The "family fireworks", displayed three hours before midnight every year ahead of the main show at midnight, fill the sky over the Opera House in Sydney on New Year's Eve on December 31, 2021. (Photo by DAVID GRAY / AFP)
New Year celebrations
A woman poses for a picture during New Year celebrations in the Lebanese capital Beirut's Gemmayzeh neighbourhood, on January 1, 2022. (Photo by ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
New Year celebrations
Fireworks light up the sky as people celebrate the New Year in Iraq's southern city of Nasiriyah in Dhi Qar province, late on December 31, 2021. (Photo by Asaad NIAZI / AFP)
New Year celebrations
A woman wears 2022's glasses during the New Year's celebrations at Carcavelos beach in Oeiras, outskirts of Lisbon on January 1, 2022. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP)
New Year celebrations
Laser lights illuminated the sky from the Belgrade Tower during New Year celebrations in Belgrade on January 1, 2022. (Photo by OLIVER BUNIC / AFP)
New Year celebrations
Fireforks explode over the Ancient Acropolis in Athens during the New Year's Eve celebrations on December 31, 2021. (Photo by Louisa GOULIAMAKI / AFP)
New Year celebrations
Fireworks light up the sky over the Kremlin during the New Year's celebrations in Red Square with the Spasskaya Tower in Moscow on January 1, 2022. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP)
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People wearing face masks attend a New Year's countdown at an amusement park in Beijing on January 1, 2022. (Photo by Jade GAO / AFP)
New Year celebrations
A band plays during new year celebrations in front of the Australian pavillon at the Expo 2020, in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, on December 31, 2021. (Photo by AFP)
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A kitemaker prepares kites in his workshop ahead of the New Year celebrations on the outskirts of Amritsar on December 31, 2021. (Photo by Narinder NANU / AFP)