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The arrival of 2013 in India has been overshadowed by national shock and anger over the gang rape of a student who later died from her injuries.
The attack on the 23-year-old has unleashed a wave of protests that continued into New Year's Eve.
In New Delhi where the attack took place aboard a moving bus many called for celebrations to be muted or cancelled as a mark of respect.
Restaurant manager Amrish Kumar says it's a sign of how deeply the nation has been affected.
SOUNDBITE: ROUTE 04 MANAGER AMRISH KUMAR SAYING (Hindi):
"We're not celebrating this time. It's a formality to open the restaurant as usual. Our staff don't want to celebrate on the 31st because everyone is hurt. This is a formality and nothing else."
Other restaurants, hotels and clubs normally buzzing with party-goers also appeared quiet.
The government ordered the cancellation of army, navy and air force celebrations.
Other organisations also called off their own plans for parties.
Five men and a teenager have been arrested over the attack for which they're facing murder charges.
Rape case overshadows India New Year (1:17)
Jan 1 - Shock and anger over the gang rape of student who later died take their toll on New Year celebrations in India. Paul Chapman reports. ( Transcript )