Berlin Residents Celebrate New Year's With Fireworks Despite Sale Bans

Germans celebrated New Year’s with fireworks in Berlin, despite a national prohibition on the sale of pyrotechnics.

Lawmakers agreed to ban the sale of fireworks for the second year running in an effort to prevent any additional load on hospitals as the Omicron COVID-19 variant spreads in Europe.

This video, taken just after midnight in Berlin, shows fireworks lightning up the sky. Credit: @ShadowCorp_DE via Storyful

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