World welcomes New Year 2022 (in pics)

Laser lights and fireworks shoot from the Belgrade Tower currently under construction during New Year's celebrations in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

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Kathmandu: Countries around the world have welcomed the New Year 2022. The celebrations were impacted by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic this year too. Here are some pictures:

Spectators at the boulevard Unter den Linden watch fireworks as they celebrate the New Year near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. Large-scale New Year celebrations are prohibited in Germany. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
People gather on New Year’s Eve around a Christmas tree in Lenin Square decorated for the holiday celebration in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. The city of Donetsk is celebrating New Year regularly despite Ukraine’s conflict with Russia-backed separatists that has been raging around it for the past five years. (AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov)
Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa is lit up in purple on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, in memory of Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu. South Africa’s president says Tutu, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist for racial justice and LGBT rights and the retired Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, has died at the age of 90. (AP Photo)
Fireworks explode over the central square with a Christmas tree and skyscrapers during New Year’s celebrations in Grozny, Russia, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. President Vladimir Putin is wishing Russians a happier new year, hailing their solidarity and strength in the face of tough challenges like the coronavirus pandemic. In a televised address broadcast just before midnight in each of Russia’s 11 time zones . (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)
Fireworks explode over the Ottoman-era Mecidiye mosque in Ortakoy square next to ‘July 15th Martyrs’ bridge, known as Bosphorus bridge, during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey, early Saturday, Jan 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Spectators gather at the boulevard Unter den Linden near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. Large-scale New Year celebrations were canceled in Germany. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
People set off fireworks in celebration of the New Year in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday Jan. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Party boats cruise over the river Main with only a few fireworks near the buildings of the banking district in Frankfurt, Germany, early Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. Due to the coronavirus pandemic fireworks were not allowed. (Photo/Michael Probst)
People, some wearing masks, gather on the south bank of river Thames to celebrate New Year’s Eve, in London, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. In Britain, where the highly contagious variant of the coronavirus has sent caseloads soaring to record highs, Health Secretary Sajid Javid said Monday no further restrictions will be introduced in England before the new year.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

People watch fireworks at the port of Valparaiso on the coast of Chile during New Year celebrations on January 1, 2022. (Photo by JAVIER TORRES / AFP)
Confetti flies in the air at Times Square to mark the New Year in New York City on January 1, 2022. (Photo by Yuki IWAMURA / AFP)

Fireworks light the sky in the northern city of Mosul as Iraqis celebrate the New Year, on January 1, 2022. (Photo by Zaid AL-OBEIDI / AFP)