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New Year s Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney s iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House (L) during the fireworks show on January 1, 2022. AFP

The Sydney Opera House (L) and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are illuminated ahead of New Year fireworks on December 31, 2021 in Sydney. AFP

The family fireworks , displayed three hours before midnight every year ahead of the main show at midnight, fill the sky over the Opera House in Sydney on New Year s Eve on December 31, 2021. AFP

Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as New Year s Eve celebrations begin in Sydney, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. AP

New Year s Eve fireworks light up the sky over Sydney s iconic Harbour Bridge during the fireworks show on January 1, 2022. AFP

New Year s Eve fireworks light up the sky over Sydney s iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House (L) during the fireworks show on January 1, 2022. AFP

New Year s Eve fireworks light up the sky over Sydney s iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House (L) during the fireworks show on January 1, 2022. AFP

New Year s Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney s iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House (L) during the fireworks show on January 1, 2022. AFP

New Year s Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney s iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House (L) during the fireworks show on January 1, 2022. AFP

New Year s Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney s iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House (L) during the fireworks show on January 1, 2022. AFP

The 2022 sign that will be lit on top of a building on New Year s Eve is displayed in Times Square, New York, Monday, Dec. 20, 2021. New York City is readying to embrace the new year by reviving its annual New Year s Eve celebration in Times Square limiting the number of people to about 15,000 in-person spectators. AP

Pedestrians walk in a nearly empty Times Square ahead of the New Year s Eve celebration Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, in New York. New York City is readying to embrace the new year by reviving its annual New Year s Eve celebration in Times Square, as an uneasy nation tries to muster optimism that the worst days of the pandemic are now behind it. AP

FILE - Confetti flies after the Times Square New Year s Eve Ball drops in a nearly empty Times Square due to COVID-19 lockdown, early Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. New York City is readying to embrace the new year by reviving its annual New Year s Eve celebration in Times Square, as an uneasy nation tries to muster optimism that the worst days of the pandemic are now behind it. AP

Jaclyn Bernstein of New York stands in confetti, among the few to observe the Times Square New Year s Eve ball drop early Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. New York City is readying to embrace the new year by reviving its annual New Year s Eve celebration in Times Square limiting the number of people to about 15,000 in-person spectators. AP

Youths hold placards urging youngsters between the ages of 15 to 18 to get vaccinated against the Covid-19 coronavirus on the eve of the New Year 2022 in Ahmedabad on December 31, 2021. AFP

People watch a lantern display ahead of the new year 2022 in Yantai in China s eastern Shandong province on December 31, 2021. AFP

People watch a lantern display ahead of the new year 2022 in Yantai in China s eastern Shandong province on December 31, 2021. AFP

Tourists walk along Heritage street near the statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh on the eve of New Year 2022, in Amritsar on December 31, 2021. AFP