IN PCTURES: World marks not so muted start to 2021 amid pandemic

While millions around the world marked the start of 2021 in muted closed door celebrations due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions, many attended events taking precautions.

Crowds fill streets in China’s pandemic-hit Wuhan, celebrate New Year (Image: Twitter/Reuters)
Fireworks lit up the night sky in Taiwan (Image: Twitter/W0rld2021)
Fireworks explode behind the Kremlin’s Spasskaya Tower near St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, Russia (Image: Twitter/Reuters)
Fireworks were set off at the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Image: Twitter/PhilippineStar)
Times Square, New York, United States celebrated New Year’s Eve without crowds (Image: Twitter/Gothamist)