New Year's 2021: Times Square ball drop in NYC marks New Year
The iconic Times Square New Year's ball drop went off without a hitch, though a little more subdued than year's past due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The relatively small group of revellers wore masks as they welcomed the New Year and said goodbye to the old.
The United States has seen nearly 20 million COVID-19 infections since the pandemic began and more than 345,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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New Year's 2021: Dubai puts on dazzling fireworks show from iconic Burj Khalifa
The United Arab Emirates welcomed the new year in Dubai with a mesmerizing display of lights, fireworks and music from the world's tallest building, the iconic Burj Khalifa.
The light show paid tribute to front-line health workers amid the coronavirus pandemic and displayed words of hope for 2021.
The UAE has imposed restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19 on New Year's Eve, including limiting social gatherings to 30 and under, and masks must be worn.
New Year's 2022 countdown celebrations around the world | FULL
Watch consecutive coverage of New Year's celebrations around the world as countries usher in 2022 with fireworks, light displays and shows. We start at Sydney's Harbour in Australia and make our way all the way to New York City to watch the famous ball drop in Times Square.
12:25 Sydney, Australia – 8am ET
1:21:25 Pyongyang, North Korea – 10am ET
2:49:37 Hong Kong – 11am ET
3:14:05 Taiwan – 11am ET
4:04:48 Bangkok, Thailand – 12 pm ET
5:38:06 Goa, India. – 1:30pm ET (Quality as incoming)
7:08:00 Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 3pm ET
8:06:42 Moscow, Russia – 4PM ET
9:07:00 Athens, Greece – 5PM ET
9:54:17 London, U.K. – 7PM ET