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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.

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Thousands of pro-democracy protesters march on New Year’s Day rally

Hong Kong’s protesters welcomed the new decade via a New Year’s Day rally, with tens of thousands joining a pro-democracy march. Though the gathering was largely peaceful, violence broke out in some areas and police fired tear gas. On New Year’s Eve, demonstrators had formed human chains that stretched for miles down busy shopping streets. […]