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The Berlin Film Festival will go ahead in person next month but will use only half the available seating capacity and require attendees to adhere to strict COVID-19 protocols, organizers said on Jan. 12.

With the omicron variant of the coronavirus spreading fast in Germany, the organizers of the Berlinale, as it is widely known, have been at pains to make the festival happen in a safe environment after it went online last year.

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