New Year’s Eve Muted by Omicron; Many Hoping for Better 2022

Good riddance to 2021. Let 2022 bring fresh hope.

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Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as New Year's Eve celebrations begin in Sydney, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. (Dean Lewins/AAP Image via AP)
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Good riddance to 2021. Let 2022 bring fresh hope. That was a common sentiment as people around the world began welcoming in the new year. In many places, New Year’s Eve celebrations were muted or canceled for the second straight year due to a surge of coronavirus infections, this time driven by the highly contagious omicron variant. Even before omicron hit, many people were happy to say goodbye to a…

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