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Brazil welcomes New Year at Copacabana Beach

STORY: Brazilians and tourists were thrilled when the night skies across the beach were lit up with multiple colors.

It was a return of the traditional New Year's fireworks in Rio de Janeiro after two years of limited celebrations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Attendees wished for peace, happiness, and success in 2023.

The celebrations were expected to attract an estimated 2 million people.