Así se ha dado la bienvenida a 2021 en las principales ciudades del mundo

Pese a que se ha tratado de una celebración atípica, sin multitudes, no han faltado los fuegos artificiales y los espectáculos de luz y sonido

Sin festejos, con fuertes restricciones sociales, sin gente en las calles, en la Nochevieja de 2020 solo se celebró que acaba el año del coronavirus, que ha contagiado a más de 80 millones de personas y ha dejado más de 1.770.000 muertos.

TIMES SQUARE Y PARQUE BAYFRONT ESTARÁN SOLOS

En Nueva York, la famosa bola de Times Square con la que tradicionalmente se recibe el Año Nuevo, solo tuvo la compañía del personal de producción del evento y un pequeño grupo de trabajadores esenciales ya que las autoridades prohibieron el público.

“El año que viene nos reuniremos y llenaremos Times Square. Pero este año ni siquiera intenten venir”, dijo el jefe del Departamento de la Policía de Nueva York.

Miami fue otra de las icónicas ciudades estadounidenses que se quedó sin fiesta luego de que se canceló la multitudinaria celebración del Parque Bayfront.

Este encuentro, incluido por USA Today y MSN en la lista de los 10 mejores lugares del mundo para recibir el Año Nuevo, congregaba a unas 100.000 personas para ver en directo la ascensión de una gran naranja por una de las fachadas del hotel Intercontinental y disfrutar de los fuegos artificiales y la música mirando a la Bahía Vizcaína.

Tirana (Albania)
Tirana (Albania) FOTO: MALTON DIBRA EFE

LAS PARADISÍACAS PLAYAS DE BRASIL SE QUEDAN SIN SU “REVEILLON”

Ante el recrudecimiento de la pandemia y el registro de una segunda ola de la enfermedad en Brasil, uno de los países más afectados por el coronavirus en el mundo, las autoridades cerraron las playas y cancelaron las fiestas de “Reveillon”.

Tal es el caso de las ciudades de Santos, Guarujá, Sao Vicente y Bertioga, cuyas playas reciben a 1,5 millones de turistas procedentes de Sao Paulo cada Año Nuevo.

Asimismo, Río de Janeiro, cuya famosa fiesta de Reveillon en la playa de Copacabana acoge a más de 2,5 millones de personas, no solo canceló el evento sino que anunció el bloqueo al acceso a todas las playas esta noche.

“Es necesario que este 31 de diciembre todos se queden en casa. Aplacemos las fiestas para el próximo año cuando ya tengamos vacunas y lechos disponibles”, afirmó el jefe del Centro de Operaciones de Río, Alexandre Cardeman.

A la medida restrictiva se unieron Fortaleza, un importante destino turístico en el nordeste de Brasil, y Salvador, que por lo general ofrecía cinco días de festividades y conciertos musicales en las calles para despedir el año.

POCOS FUEGOS ARTIFICIALES EN EL MUNDO

El Reino Unido pasó la Nochevieja del Brexit bajo severas restricciones sociales para evitar los contagios, en un momento en el que una nueva variante del coronavirus se extiende por el país.

De este modo, el espectáculo pirotécnico que cada fin de año ilumina el centro de Londres y las aguas del Támesis quedó cancelado, por lo que el ayuntamiento de Londres recomendó a los ciudadanos que sigan desde sus casas el especial que emitió la cadena pública BBC o las funciones virtuales que ofrecen los teatros londinenses.

Francia también se privó de los fuegos artificiales sobre la Torre Eiffel, que atraen cada año a decenas de miles de personas a la avenida de los Campos Elíseos.

Del mismo modo, en Australia los fuegos artificiales de Sídney, uno de los espectáculos que abren tradicionalmente las celebraciones del planeta en el Año Nuevo, ya iluminaron el Puente y la Bahía, aunque sin la asistencia de público.

Por orden del Gobierno central y los estados federados, Alemania no tendrá pirotecnia para evitar las concentraciones.

El Cairo
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Varsovia
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Scheveningen (Netherlands)
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Crowds of people celebrate the New Year around the Christmas tree with the St. Sofia Cathedral in the background in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. Despite of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions, a lot of Ukrainians enjoy outdoor New Year events, often ignoring protective measures. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Crowds of people celebrate the New Year around the Christmas tree with the St. Sofia Cathedral in the background in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. Despite of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions, a lot of Ukrainians enjoy outdoor New Year events, often ignoring protective measures. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky) FOTO: Efrem Lukatsky AP
New York (United States), 01/01/2021.- A general view of an empty Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York, New York, USA, 31 December 2020. Due to the coronavirus pandemic people were not allowed in to celebrate in Times Square. (Estados Unidos, Nueva York) EFE/EPA/JASON SZENES
New York (United States), 01/01/2021.- A general view of an empty Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York, New York, USA, 31 December 2020. Due to the coronavirus pandemic people were not allowed in to celebrate in Times Square. (Estados Unidos, Nueva York) EFE/EPA/JASON SZENES FOTO: JASON SZENES EFE
New York (United States), 01/01/2021.- Invited guests arrive to enter Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York, New York, USA, 31 December 2020. Due to the coronavirus pandemic people were not allowed in to celebrate in Times Square. (Estados Unidos, Nueva York) EFE/EPA/JASON SZENES
New York (United States), 01/01/2021.- Invited guests arrive to enter Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York, New York, USA, 31 December 2020. Due to the coronavirus pandemic people were not allowed in to celebrate in Times Square. (Estados Unidos, Nueva York) EFE/EPA/JASON SZENES FOTO: JASON SZENES EFE
Passengers of a party bus celebrate New Year after driving through Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. While restaurants and other entertainment venues close its doors across the country at 23:00, Muscovites look for ways to bend the coronavirus restrictions. One of them is a party bus whose owners offer to spend the New Year night touring around the city and having drinks with other strangers. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr)
Passengers of a party bus celebrate New Year after driving through Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. While restaurants and other entertainment venues close its doors across the country at 23:00, Muscovites look for ways to bend the coronavirus restrictions. One of them is a party bus whose owners offer to spend the New Year night touring around the city and having drinks with other strangers. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr) FOTO: Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr AP
Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill during New Year's day celebrations, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Athens, Greece, January 1, 2021. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill during New Year's day celebrations, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Athens, Greece, January 1, 2021. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY FOTO: ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS REUTERS
Fireworks explode from the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, during New Year's Eve celebrations in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 31, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Fireworks explode from the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, during New Year's Eve celebrations in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 31, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY FOTO: AHMED JADALLAH REUTERS
A group of people celebrate the start of the New Year as they look across from the embankment towards the London Eye ferris wheel by the River Thames in London, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. The London Eye is one of the traditional sites for New Year's Eve firework display, but it has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions in place to try and stop its spread.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
A group of people celebrate the start of the New Year as they look across from the embankment towards the London Eye ferris wheel by the River Thames in London, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. The London Eye is one of the traditional sites for New Year's Eve firework display, but it has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions in place to try and stop its spread.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham) FOTO: Matt Dunham AP
A light show is seen over Tower Bridge in the new year amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain January 1, 2021. REUTERS/Simon Dawson     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A light show is seen over Tower Bridge in the new year amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain January 1, 2021. REUTERS/Simon Dawson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY FOTO: SIMON DAWSON REUTERS
Artists watch as after firework explode over Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate to usher in the new year during a concert 'Willkommen 2021' (Welcome 2021) amid coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions in Berlin, Germany January 1, 2021.  John Macdougall/Pool via REUTERS     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Artists watch as after firework explode over Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate to usher in the new year during a concert 'Willkommen 2021' (Welcome 2021) amid coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions in Berlin, Germany January 1, 2021. John Macdougall/Pool via REUTERS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY FOTO: POOL REUTERS
Fireworks explode behind the towers of the Kremlin during New Year's Day celebrations in Moscow, Russia January 1, 2021. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Fireworks explode behind the towers of the Kremlin during New Year's Day celebrations in Moscow, Russia January 1, 2021. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY FOTO: EVGENIA NOVOZHENINA REUTERS
Police officers stand on the Champs Elysees avenue next to the Arc of Triomphe as they control cars during the New Year's Eve, in Paris, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. As the world says goodbye to 2020, there will be countdowns and live performances, but no massed jubilant crowds in traditional gathering spots like the Champs Elysees in Paris and New York City's Times Square this New Year's Eve. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Police officers stand on the Champs Elysees avenue next to the Arc of Triomphe as they control cars during the New Year's Eve, in Paris, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. As the world says goodbye to 2020, there will be countdowns and live performances, but no massed jubilant crowds in traditional gathering spots like the Champs Elysees in Paris and New York City's Times Square this New Year's Eve. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) FOTO: Thibault Camus AP
Funchal (Portugal), 01/01/2021.- Fireworks explode in the sky during the New Year's celebrations in the city of Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal, 01 January 2021. (Incendio) EFE/EPA/HOMEM DE GOUVEIA
Funchal (Portugal), 01/01/2021.- Fireworks explode in the sky during the New Year's celebrations in the city of Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal, 01 January 2021. (Incendio) EFE/EPA/HOMEM DE GOUVEIA FOTO: HOMEM DE GOUVEIA EFE
Police officers make their way on an empty Christmas-decorated Omonoia Square, after the Greek government imposed a night curfew from 22:00 to 05:00 before New Year's day celebrations, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Athens, Greece, December 31, 2020. Picture taken December 31, 2020. REUTERS/Louiza Vradi
Police officers make their way on an empty Christmas-decorated Omonoia Square, after the Greek government imposed a night curfew from 22:00 to 05:00 before New Year's day celebrations, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Athens, Greece, December 31, 2020. Picture taken December 31, 2020. REUTERS/Louiza Vradi FOTO: LOUIZA VRADI REUTERS
A general view in an empty Madrid's Puerta del Sol before the New Year's celebrations in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. Across Spain regional authorities are limiting gatherings to a handful of people while some are slightly relaxing the nightly curfew to allow families to gather before getting home for an early night. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
A general view in an empty Madrid's Puerta del Sol before the New Year's celebrations in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. Across Spain regional authorities are limiting gatherings to a handful of people while some are slightly relaxing the nightly curfew to allow families to gather before getting home for an early night. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) FOTO: Manu Fernandez AP
People sing and dance on the streets during the New Year celebrations, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Belgrade, Serbia, January 1, 2021. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
People sing and dance on the streets during the New Year celebrations, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Belgrade, Serbia, January 1, 2021. REUTERS/Marko Djurica FOTO: MARKO DJURICA REUTERS
Police and ambulance personnel line up in front of the Royal Palace on Dam Square just before midnight in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. As the world says goodbye to 2020, a year ruined by the coronavirus, there will be countdowns and live performances, but no massed jubilant crowds in traditional gathering spots like the Champs Elysees in Paris and New York City's Times Square this New Year's Eve. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Police and ambulance personnel line up in front of the Royal Palace on Dam Square just before midnight in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. As the world says goodbye to 2020, a year ruined by the coronavirus, there will be countdowns and live performances, but no massed jubilant crowds in traditional gathering spots like the Champs Elysees in Paris and New York City's Times Square this New Year's Eve. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong) FOTO: Peter Dejong AP
Vienna (Austria), 30/12/2020.- People gather to celebrate the New Year'Äôs Eve at the Stephansplatz square in front of the Saint Stephen's Cathedral during a nationwide COVID-19 lockdown in Vienna, Austria, 31 December 2020. (Viena) EFE/EPA/CHRISTIAN BRUNA
Vienna (Austria), 30/12/2020.- People gather to celebrate the New Year'Äôs Eve at the Stephansplatz square in front of the Saint Stephen's Cathedral during a nationwide COVID-19 lockdown in Vienna, Austria, 31 December 2020. (Viena) EFE/EPA/CHRISTIAN BRUNA FOTO: CHRISTIAN BRUNA EFE
Paris (France), 31/12/2020.- French police forces patrol to secure the perimeter on the Champs-Elysees during New Year eve, in Paris, France, 31 December 2020. Security measures have been stepped up across France to restrain celebrations or streets gathering due to the still high number of Covid-19 cases, a curfew is imposed between 8 pm and 6 am effective from 15 December 2020. (Francia) EFE/EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON
Paris (France), 31/12/2020.- French police forces patrol to secure the perimeter on the Champs-Elysees during New Year eve, in Paris, France, 31 December 2020. Security measures have been stepped up across France to restrain celebrations or streets gathering due to the still high number of Covid-19 cases, a curfew is imposed between 8 pm and 6 am effective from 15 December 2020. (Francia) EFE/EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON FOTO: CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON EFE
People photograph fireworks during New Year celebrations amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in St Ives, Cornwall, Britain January 1, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson
People photograph fireworks during New Year celebrations amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in St Ives, Cornwall, Britain January 1, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson FOTO: TOM NICHOLSON REUTERS
People walk over the Stone bridge in Skopje after celebrations and gatherings have been banned due to COVID-19 restrictions amid the coronavirus disease outbreak in North Macedonia, December 31, 2020. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski
People walk over the Stone bridge in Skopje after celebrations and gatherings have been banned due to COVID-19 restrictions amid the coronavirus disease outbreak in North Macedonia, December 31, 2020. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski FOTO: OGNEN TEOFILOVSKI REUTERS
Paris (France), 31/12/2020.- An inverted view of a reflection in the Seine river of the twinkling Eiffel Tower at midnight during New Year eve, in Paris, France, 01 January 2021. Security measures have been stepped up across France to restrain celebrations or streets gathering due to the still high number of Covid-19 cases, a curfew is imposed between 8 pm and 6 am effective from 15 December 2020. (Francia) EFE/EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON
Paris (France), 31/12/2020.- An inverted view of a reflection in the Seine river of the twinkling Eiffel Tower at midnight during New Year eve, in Paris, France, 01 January 2021. Security measures have been stepped up across France to restrain celebrations or streets gathering due to the still high number of Covid-19 cases, a curfew is imposed between 8 pm and 6 am effective from 15 December 2020. (Francia) EFE/EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON FOTO: CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON EFE
Fireworks explode over Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate to usher in the new year during a concert 'Willkommen 2021' (Welcome 2021) amid coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions in Berlin, Germany January 1, 2021.  John Macdougall/Pool via REUTERS
Fireworks explode over Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate to usher in the new year during a concert 'Willkommen 2021' (Welcome 2021) amid coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions in Berlin, Germany January 1, 2021. John Macdougall/Pool via REUTERS FOTO: POOL REUTERS
Prague (Czech Republic), 31/12/2020.- An almost empty Wenceslas Square, usual place of celebrations, during the curfew before midnight on New Year's Eve in Prague, Czech Republic, 31 December 2020. The Czech government has implemented a curfew from 9pm to 5am, starting on 27 December 2020, and another restrictions in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. (República Checa, Praga) EFE/EPA/MARTIN DIVISEK
Prague (Czech Republic), 31/12/2020.- An almost empty Wenceslas Square, usual place of celebrations, during the curfew before midnight on New Year's Eve in Prague, Czech Republic, 31 December 2020. The Czech government has implemented a curfew from 9pm to 5am, starting on 27 December 2020, and another restrictions in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. (República Checa, Praga) EFE/EPA/MARTIN DIVISEK FOTO: MARTIN DIVISEK EFE
Fireworks explode from the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, to mark New Year in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Fireworks explode from the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, to mark New Year in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili) FOTO: Kamran Jebreili AP
Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill during New Year's day celebrations, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Athens, Greece, January 1, 2021. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill during New Year's day celebrations, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Athens, Greece, January 1, 2021. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis FOTO: ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS REUTERS
Sofia (Bulgaria), 31/12/2020.- Fireworks explode in the sky over the St Alexander Nevski Cathedral during New Year celebrations in Sofia, Bulgaria, 01 January 2021. (Incendio) EFE/EPA/VASSIL DONEV
Sofia (Bulgaria), 31/12/2020.- Fireworks explode in the sky over the St Alexander Nevski Cathedral during New Year celebrations in Sofia, Bulgaria, 01 January 2021. (Incendio) EFE/EPA/VASSIL DONEV FOTO: VASSIL DONEV EFE
A view of an empty Cathedral Square shortly after midnight during the New Year's celebrations in Vilnius, Lithuania, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. Due to the current corona restrictions the annual New Year's Eve celebrations at the Cathedral Square with hundreds of thousands guests won't take place this year. Lithuania is entering 2021 in a lockdown that appears certain to be extended beyond its current Jan. 31 end date, with new coronavirus cases and deaths related to COVID-19 remaining at worryingly high levels. The area around the Cathedral Square is the main place for New Year's celebration in the Lithuanian capital but because of the COVID-19 pandemic all public celebrations are banned. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
A view of an empty Cathedral Square shortly after midnight during the New Year's celebrations in Vilnius, Lithuania, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. Due to the current corona restrictions the annual New Year's Eve celebrations at the Cathedral Square with hundreds of thousands guests won't take place this year. Lithuania is entering 2021 in a lockdown that appears certain to be extended beyond its current Jan. 31 end date, with new coronavirus cases and deaths related to COVID-19 remaining at worryingly high levels. The area around the Cathedral Square is the main place for New Year's celebration in the Lithuanian capital but because of the COVID-19 pandemic all public celebrations are banned. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis) FOTO: Mindaugas Kulbis AP
Wuhan (China), 31/12/2020.- People gather in a street to celebrate the New Year in Wuhan, China, 31 December 2020. Life in Wuhan, a Chinese city of more than 11 million, which nearly a year ago became the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak is returning to normal. EFE/EPA/ROMAN PILIPEY
Wuhan (China), 31/12/2020.- People gather in a street to celebrate the New Year in Wuhan, China, 31 December 2020. Life in Wuhan, a Chinese city of more than 11 million, which nearly a year ago became the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak is returning to normal. EFE/EPA/ROMAN PILIPEY FOTO: ROMAN PILIPEY EFE
The R'merberg is almost deserted shortly before the turn of the year in Frankfurt/Main on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. (Boris Roessler/dpa via AP)
The R'merberg is almost deserted shortly before the turn of the year in Frankfurt/Main on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. (Boris Roessler/dpa via AP) FOTO: Boris Roessler AP
Warsaw (Poland), 31/12/2020.- A New Year's Eve illuminations and a laser show is beamed on the front facad of the 'Palace of Culture and Science' in Warsaw, Poland, 31 December 2020. Polish authorities had issued a ban on moving and public celebrations on New Year's Eve. (Polonia, Varsovia) EFE/EPA/LESZEK SZYMANSKI POLAND OUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
Warsaw (Poland), 31/12/2020.- A New Year's Eve illuminations and a laser show is beamed on the front facad of the 'Palace of Culture and Science' in Warsaw, Poland, 31 December 2020. Polish authorities had issued a ban on moving and public celebrations on New Year's Eve. (Polonia, Varsovia) EFE/EPA/LESZEK SZYMANSKI POLAND OUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES FOTO: LESZEK SZYMANSKI EFE
An aerial view of Taksim Square and Istiklal Street during a 3-day curfew amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Istanbul, Turkey December 31, 2020. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Mehmet Emin Caliskan
An aerial view of Taksim Square and Istiklal Street during a 3-day curfew amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Istanbul, Turkey December 31, 2020. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Mehmet Emin Caliskan FOTO: MEHMET CALISKAN REUTERS
Shanghai (China), 31/12/2020.- People take pictures from The Bund waterfront area of the Peal Tower landmark and a light show during New Year's Eve celebrations in Shanghai, China, 31 December 2020. EFE/EPA/ALEX PLAVEVSKI
Shanghai (China), 31/12/2020.- People take pictures from The Bund waterfront area of the Peal Tower landmark and a light show during New Year's Eve celebrations in Shanghai, China, 31 December 2020. EFE/EPA/ALEX PLAVEVSKI FOTO: ALEX PLAVEVSKI EFE
Shanghai (China), 31/12/2020.- A general view from The Bund waterfront area of the Peal Tower landmark and a light show during New Year's Eve celebrations in Shanghai, China, 31 December 2020. EFE/EPA/ALEX PLAVEVSKI
Shanghai (China), 31/12/2020.- A general view from The Bund waterfront area of the Peal Tower landmark and a light show during New Year's Eve celebrations in Shanghai, China, 31 December 2020. EFE/EPA/ALEX PLAVEVSKI FOTO: ALEX PLAVEVSKI EFE
A fireworks display decorates the night sky to celebrate the New Year, as crowds of people look on, at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, early Friday, Jan., 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
A fireworks display decorates the night sky to celebrate the New Year, as crowds of people look on, at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, early Friday, Jan., 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin) FOTO: Jon Chol Jin AP
Fireworks explode over Chao Phraya River during the New Year celebrations amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bangkok, Thailand, January 1, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Fireworks explode over Chao Phraya River during the New Year celebrations amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bangkok, Thailand, January 1, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha FOTO: ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA REUTERS
Manila (Philippines), 31/12/2020.- A fireworks display is conducted moments after midnight to welcome the New Year at the Jones Bridge in Manila, Philippines, 01 January 2021. The Philippine capital of Metro Manila and several regions in the country issued bans on use of firecrackers and fireworks in household areas and public spaces, limiting fireworks displays marking the New Year to a few venues specifically authorized by local government units. The ban comes as authorities aim to prevent mass gatherings of revelers to curb the spread of COVID 19 and avoid firecracker related injuries. (Incendio, Filipinas) EFE/EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO
Manila (Philippines), 31/12/2020.- A fireworks display is conducted moments after midnight to welcome the New Year at the Jones Bridge in Manila, Philippines, 01 January 2021. The Philippine capital of Metro Manila and several regions in the country issued bans on use of firecrackers and fireworks in household areas and public spaces, limiting fireworks displays marking the New Year to a few venues specifically authorized by local government units. The ban comes as authorities aim to prevent mass gatherings of revelers to curb the spread of COVID 19 and avoid firecracker related injuries. (Incendio, Filipinas) EFE/EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO FOTO: MARK R. CRISTINO EFE
Fireworks light up the sky during subdued New Year's celebrations as the government banned mass gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, early Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in Quezon city, Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Fireworks light up the sky during subdued New Year's celebrations as the government banned mass gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, early Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in Quezon city, Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) FOTO: Aaron Favila AP
Gdansk (Poland), 31/12/2020.- A New Year's Eve multimedia show using the 3D mapping technique is displayed onto the Zieleniak building in Gdansk, Poland, 31 December 2020. The images are projected over an area of approximately 3,100 square meters. (Polonia) EFE/EPA/ADAM WARZAWA POLAND OUT
Gdansk (Poland), 31/12/2020.- A New Year's Eve multimedia show using the 3D mapping technique is displayed onto the Zieleniak building in Gdansk, Poland, 31 December 2020. The images are projected over an area of approximately 3,100 square meters. (Polonia) EFE/EPA/ADAM WARZAWA POLAND OUT FOTO: ADAM WARZAWA EFE
A square decorated for New Year celebrations is seen nearly deserted and without the Holiday Market due to the virus-related restrictions prior to New Year's celebrations in Grozny, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)
A square decorated for New Year celebrations is seen nearly deserted and without the Holiday Market due to the virus-related restrictions prior to New Year's celebrations in Grozny, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev) FOTO: Musa Sadulayev AP
"2021" and "Happy New Year" are displayed on the sides of buildings in Nanjing on New Year's Eve in eastern China's Jiangsu Province, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. This New Year's Eve is being celebrated like no other, with pandemic restrictions limiting crowds and many people bidding farewell to a year they'd prefer to forget. (Chinatopix via AP)
"2021" and "Happy New Year" are displayed on the sides of buildings in Nanjing on New Year's Eve in eastern China's Jiangsu Province, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. This New Year's Eve is being celebrated like no other, with pandemic restrictions limiting crowds and many people bidding farewell to a year they'd prefer to forget. (Chinatopix via AP) AP
People gather at Tahrir square before the New Year celebrations in Baghdad, Iraq December 31, 2020. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
People gather at Tahrir square before the New Year celebrations in Baghdad, Iraq December 31, 2020. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani FOTO: THAIER AL-SUDANI REUTERS
Colombo (Sri Lanka), 31/12/2020.- A slow shutter speed picture showing Sri Lankan children's writing '2021' with firecrackers during New Year's celebrations in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 31 December 2020. (Incendio) EFE/EPA/CHAMILA KARUNARATHNE
Colombo (Sri Lanka), 31/12/2020.- A slow shutter speed picture showing Sri Lankan children's writing '2021' with firecrackers during New Year's celebrations in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 31 December 2020. (Incendio) EFE/EPA/CHAMILA KARUNARATHNE FOTO: CHAMILA KARUNARATHNE EFE
A woman poses for a photo at a shopping center as the New Year countdown celebrations and crowded events were banned amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Yangon, Myanmar December 31, 2020. REUTERS/Shwe Paw Mya Tin
A woman poses for a photo at a shopping center as the New Year countdown celebrations and crowded events were banned amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Yangon, Myanmar December 31, 2020. REUTERS/Shwe Paw Mya Tin FOTO: SHWE PAW MYA TIN REUTERS
People walk at the waterfront of the Victoria Harbor to celebrate the New Year's Eve of year 2021, in Hong Kong, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020.  The harbor would normally be very busy with light displays and fireworks to celebrate New Year. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
People walk at the waterfront of the Victoria Harbor to celebrate the New Year's Eve of year 2021, in Hong Kong, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. The harbor would normally be very busy with light displays and fireworks to celebrate New Year. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) FOTO: Kin Cheung AP
Bangkok (Thailand), 31/12/2020.- Fireworks illuminate the sky over Chao Phraya river after midnight during a New Year celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand, 01 January 2021. Thailand celebrates the 2021 New Year by a new-normal celebration with 25,000 eco-friendly fireworks made in Japan from Thai sticky rice. The new-normal celebrations is banned for public which will be broadcasted live via televise and social media under the strict health measures amid the fear of a new wave of COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. (Incendio, Japón, Tailandia) EFE/EPA/RUNGROJ YONGRIT
Bangkok (Thailand), 31/12/2020.- Fireworks illuminate the sky over Chao Phraya river after midnight during a New Year celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand, 01 January 2021. Thailand celebrates the 2021 New Year by a new-normal celebration with 25,000 eco-friendly fireworks made in Japan from Thai sticky rice. The new-normal celebrations is banned for public which will be broadcasted live via televise and social media under the strict health measures amid the fear of a new wave of COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. (Incendio, Japón, Tailandia) EFE/EPA/RUNGROJ YONGRIT FOTO: RUNGROJ YONGRIT EFE