This is how the world welcomes the New Year 2021: videos and photos from all over the planet

Festejos en Sídney, Australia. AAP Image for NSW Government/Mick Tsikas/Handout via REUTERS
Festejos en Sídney, Australia. AAP Image for NSW Government/Mick Tsikas/Handout via REUTERS

The world says goodbye to 2020, marked by coronavirus pandemic, waiting for 2021 to be the year to end the disease that caused more than 1,800,000 deaths.

For that reason, the celebrations have been restricted in every way, but the hope generated by vaccines has at least revived the desire to say goodbye without any nostalgia to the past 365 days to trust in a recovery period that opens ahead.

Here the best photos and videos that come from all over the planet:

Kim Jong-un’s party in North Korea

The dictator mounted a mass celebration with your usual propaganda paraphernalia despite the restrictions adopted by the rest of the world due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Australia

Australia welcomed 2021 with fireworks.  REUTERS / Loren Elliott
Australia welcomed 2021 with fireworks. REUTERS / Loren Elliott

Sydney hosted the traditional New Year’s Eve celebration with fireworks at the Harbor and the Opera.

Australia was one of the countries that best managed the coronavirus pandemic. However, the oceanic nation recently decided to strengthen sanitary measures to combat the disease, as six new infections were recorded in the city of Melbourne, who had been without infections for 61 days.

Sídney, Australia. AAP Image for NSW Government/Mick Tsikas/Handout via REUTERS
Sídney, Australia. AAP Image for NSW Government/Mick Tsikas/Handout via REUTERS

The country is characterized by its great celebrations and the images with fireworks from the port of Sydney and the Opera travel the world as it is one of the first nations to receive the new year by its time zone.

A man in 2021-shaped glasses waits for fireworks to begin in Sydney Harbor, Australia.  REUTERS / Loren Elliott
A man in 2021-shaped glasses waits for fireworks to begin in Sydney Harbor, Australia. REUTERS / Loren Elliott

New Zealand

Celebrations in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Michael Craig / NZ Herald via AP)
Celebrations in Auckland, New Zealand. (Michael Craig / NZ Herald via AP)

New Zealand welcomed the arrival of 2021 with fireworks from the Sky Tower in Auckland.

Sky Tower is a radio and television telecommunications and broadcast tower. Has 328 meters high and was inaugurated in 1997.

Fireworks from the Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Michael Craig / NZ Herald via AP)
Fireworks from the Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand. (Michael Craig / NZ Herald via AP)

The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, won re-election this year in large part thanks to his handling of the pandemic. In the oceanic country only 2,162 COVID-19 cases. His management earned him praise from different parts of the world.

A girl with a mask awaits the arrival of 2021 in Bangkok, Thailand.  REUTERS / Athit Perawongmetha
A girl with a mask awaits the arrival of 2021 in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS / Athit Perawongmetha
A hairdresser designs a haircut for a client who is looking forward to 2021 in Ahmedabad, India.  REUTERS / Amit Dave
A hairdresser designs a haircut for a client who is looking forward to 2021 in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS / Amit Dave
In Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, they are also preparing to ring in the new year.  Armend NIMANI / AFP
In Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, they are also preparing to ring in the new year. Armend NIMANI / AFP
French DJ David Guetta will give a concert at the Louvre Museum pyramid in Paris to celebrate the new year.  STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP
French DJ David Guetta will give a concert at the Louvre Museum pyramid in Paris to celebrate the new year. STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP
Moscow, Russia.  AP / Pavel Golovkin
Moscow, Russia. AP / Pavel Golovkin
Budapest, Hungary.  ATTILA KISBENEDEK / AFP
Budapest, Hungary. ATTILA KISBENEDEK / AFP
People hold banners and balloons that form the number 2021 during the New Year celebrations in Amritsar, India.  NARINDER NANU / AFP
People hold banners and balloons that form the number 2021 during the New Year celebrations in Amritsar, India. NARINDER NANU / AFP

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