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VIDEO: World rings in New Year under Covid cloud

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Australians bade farewell to 2021 with a traditional fireworks display over Sydney harbour as good news from South Africa - the first country to pronounce itself past its Omicron wave - brought hope for a joyous New Year.

New Zealand has become the first country in the world to officially celebrate the beginning of New Year 2022.

The country marked some celebrations, despite fears of the spread of the new Corona virus “Omicron” mutant.

Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, decided to ease some restrictions imposed due to the Coronavirus.

Australia celebrated with massive fireworks display at iconic Sydney Habour Bridge, followed by Japan, South Korea and North Korea.

A massive crowd attended the New Year's fireworks display on Kim Il-Sung Square in North Korea's capital.

China rings in the New Year with a fireworks display in several parts of the country.

Thousands of people were seen gathered at different venues to witness the display, which was accompanied by a concert.

Baker Island, south of Hawaii, will be the last place in the world to say goodbye in 2021.

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