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  • a mixture of celebrations took place across the world on New Year's Day, with many glad to see the back of a difficult year unlike any other in memory.

  • Hundreds in the Chinese city of Wuhan visited a popular local Buddhist temple, where they burned incense and prayed for good luck and health in 2021.

  • By late morning, a queue of people waiting to pay their respects had formed and snaked around the perimeter of the temples walls.

  • Similarly, in India, priests conducted rituals on the bank of the Ganges River and many visited temples.

  • Some prayed for the well being and happiness of their families and ask for guidance for the upcoming year.

  • Thousands of people in Japan, where New Year is the biggest holiday in the calendar, visited Tokyo's Meiji Shrine to pray for an end to tough times.

  • Those celebrations worldwide had largely been toned down the night before, some festivities did go ahead.

  • Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, was packed with people one of the very few cities around the world where large crowds were allowed to gather.

  • Many other nations, like the U.

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  • Instead, New York's usually heaving Times Square was quiet.

  • For the most part, low key celebrations took place with just a handful of invited guests.

  • England's capital, London, bore similar relatively samba scenes, though unofficial firework displays bright into the sky at midnight, the streets were largely empty.

a mixture of celebrations took place across the world on New Year's Day, with many glad to see the back of a difficult year unlike any other in memory.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/01/01
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