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Photo: Mixky (Shutterstock) A few hours from now, it will be a new year. And we hate to be the bearers of bad news, but as happy as we are to see 2021 come to a close, we’re also realistic about the fact that things won’t magically get better at the stroke of midnight tonight. And, for the second year in a row, the COVID-19 pandemic has put a damper on New Year’s Eve plans, prompting many people who previously spent the evening out on the town to stay home. (It’s also a great excuse for people who hate New Year’s Eve—and think it’s an overrated holiday with too much pressure to have fun—to stay home without judgment.) If you’re interested in watching a TV countdown, but can’t stomach the idea of seeing Ryan Seacrest’s face in your home—or are bored of the Times Square ball drop—here are some other options taking place in different parts of the world. Here’s how to watch them. The Global News New Year’s Eve Countdown Around the World Ring in the new year from a variety of locations around the globe without ever having to leave your couch. This low-stress trip includes stops in: Sydney, Australia: 8 am ET Pyongyang, North Korea: 10 am ET Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan: 11 am ET Bangkok, Thailand: 12 pm ET Goa, India: 1:30 pm ET Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 3 pm ET Moscow, Russia: 4 pmET Cairo, Egypt and Athens, Greece: 5 pm ET London, […]