Johannesburg, S. Africa
A New Year’s Eve memorial is held in Johannesburg for victims of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge in Australia.
Fireworks erupt over the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand.
London , England
Two women celebrate in Newcastle, England.
Paris , France
Hotel guests in Paris welcome 2021 near the Eiffel Tower.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
People gather near Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, prior to the fireworks show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
New York, USA
New Years Celebrations and Confetti falls on a mostly empty Times Square in New York. This year, a limited live audience of first responders and essential workers and their families were allowed to watch the ball drop from a secure area.
Joya-no-kane, a bell-ringing ceremony, is held at the Todaijii Temple in Nara, Japan. Usually worshippers are allowed to ring the bell, but the ceremony was more restricted this year.