Greetings Around the World

When you see friends or acquaintances, do you hug or kiss on the cheek? Do you shake hands or say ‘hey’ and wave hello before starting a conversation? What greetings are most common where you live?
The Cut travels to locales around the globe to learn some of the ways that people greet each other: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bogotá, Columbia, New Delhi, India, Adelaide, Australia, Tokyo, Japan, Bangkok, Thailand, Berlin, Germany, Paris, France, Rome, Italy, Shanghai, China, and Seattle, Washington in the United States.
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