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In Photos: Mumbaikars Ring in the New Year by Burning Effigy of Coronavirus

Buzz | Agencies | January 4, 2021, 11:45 am
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 Residents of Worli in Mumbai made an effigy representing coronavirus - or coronasur - to ring in the new year. Photo: Reuters<br />
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Residents of Worli in Mumbai made an effigy representing coronavirus - or coronasur - to ring in the new year. Photo: Reuters

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 An effigy representing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) burns after it was set on fire on New Year's Day in Mumbai, India, January 1, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas<br />
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An effigy representing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) burns after it was set on fire on New Year's Day in Mumbai, India, January 1, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

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 The effigy was put on display in the last week of December 2020 and was burned on December 31 on New Year's Eve, Photo: PTI
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The effigy was put on display in the last week of December 2020 and was burned on December 31 on New Year's Eve, Photo: PTI

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 An effigy of the year 2020 depicting 'coronasur' at Worli in MumbaI.  India on Sunday authorised the emergency use of two coronavirus vaccines developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and by local pharmaceutical firm Bharat Biotech, the country's drug regulator said, paving the way for one of the world's biggest inoculation drives. Photo: PTI
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An effigy of the year 2020 depicting 'coronasur' at Worli in MumbaI. India on Sunday authorised the emergency use of two coronavirus vaccines developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and by local pharmaceutical firm Bharat Biotech, the country's drug regulator said, paving the way for one of the world's biggest inoculation drives. Photo: PTI

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 Another effigy based on a similar theme was made in Girgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra. This effigy was also burned on Decmber 31 while ushering in the new year. Photo: PTI
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Another effigy based on a similar theme was made in Girgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra. This effigy was also burned on Decmber 31 while ushering in the new year. Photo: PTI

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 This is not the first time such an incident has been reported. Back in March, effigies representing coronavirus were also burned in Mumbai. Children take photographs of an effigy depicting the coronavirus, that was burned during a ritual known as " title=" This is not the first time such an incident has been reported. Back in March, effigies representing coronavirus were also burned in Mumbai. Children take photographs of an effigy depicting the coronavirus, that was burned during a ritual known as "Holika Dahan", which is part of Holi festival celebrations, at a residential area in Mumbai, India, March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Hemanshi Kamani
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This is not the first time such an incident has been reported. Back in March, effigies representing coronavirus were also burned in Mumbai. Children take photographs of an effigy depicting the coronavirus, that was burned during a ritual known as "Holika Dahan", which is part of Holi festival celebrations, at a residential area in Mumbai, India, March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Hemanshi Kamani

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 An effigy depicting the coronavirus, that was burnt during a ritual known as " title=" An effigy depicting the coronavirus, that was burnt during a ritual known as "Holika Dahan", which is part of Holi festival celebrations, is seen at a residential area in Mumbai, India, March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Hemanshi Kamani
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An effigy depicting the coronavirus, that was burnt during a ritual known as "Holika Dahan", which is part of Holi festival celebrations, is seen at a residential area in Mumbai, India, March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Hemanshi Kamani

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