The digits of the new year glow outside the Panda Mall in Palestine. Photo: dpa
The digits of the new year glow outside the Panda Mall in Palestine. Photo: dpa
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World’s revellers throng to New Year’s parties after Covid hiatus – kicking off in Asia-Pacific

  • The Pacific nations of Kiribati, Tonga and Samoa were the first to greet the new year, with the clock ticking one hour ahead of neighbours such as New Zealand
  • Celebrations will also take place at the Great Wall in Beijing, and in Shanghai traffic will be stopped along the waterfront to allow gatherings, despite Covid

The digits of the new year glow outside the Panda Mall in Palestine. Photo: dpa
The digits of the new year glow outside the Panda Mall in Palestine. Photo: dpa
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