New York: Times Square ball drop and countdown to New Year

New York 2021: Times Square's famous ball drop brings in the New Year

Thousands usually gather to watch the traditional ball drop at midnight at Times Square on New Year's Eve but this time around most people had to watch the spectacle on television. 

The ball is coated with a computerised system of LED lights. 

Several people on the streets wearing masks cheered as they counted down to 2021.