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SEE IT: Masked-up New Yorkers welcome in 2022 by the thousands in Times Square

A classic moment: the arrival of 2022 in New York City.
Photo by Adrian Childress

Even with the Omicron variant raging, thousands of New Yorkers were back in Times Square on New Year’s Eve to watch the ball drop and ring in 2022.

After the 2021 festivities were closed to all but a handful of revelers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 celebration gave upwards of 15,000 people the chance to once again welcome the new year in the “crossroads of the world” — though everyone attending was required to be fully vaccinated and mask up.

Photo by Adrian Childress
Photo by Adrian Childress
Photo by Adrian Childress
Some took to sleeping on the pavement to rest up before the ball drop.Photo by Adrian Childress
Liza Coshy co-hosted the event.Photo by Adrian Childress
Photo by Adrian Childress
Photo by Adrian Childress
Ryan Seacrest revs up the crowdPhoto by Adrian Childress
Photo by Adrian Childress
Photo by Adrian Childress
The confetti fallsPhoto by Adrian Childress

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