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Pictures of the Year 2021 

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A Picture and its Story 2021 
From migrants trying to reach Europe and the United States to armed conflicts and protests around the globe, Reuters photographers witnessed some of the most important events of the year. 
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November 30, 2021 
An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump riot... 
Washington, UNITED STATES 
Pictures of the Year: A Picture and its Story 
An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump riot in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021. Reuters photographer Leah Millis: "Thousands of supporters of then-President Donald Trump, a Republican, stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 in a failed attempt to overturn the recent election and prevent Joe Biden, a Democrat, from becoming the next president. It was the worst attack on the seat of the U.S. government since the War of 1812. I arrived at the west side of the U.S. Capitol before the Trump supporters overwhelmed police lines, and I documented the chaos that ensued for the next seven hours. At one point I heard the crowd chanting "heave-ho" and thought they must be breaking in through the doors. I didn't want to risk getting crushed or injured by the massive crowd, which was hostile toward members of the media and had already assaulted several of my colleagues that day. I chose to risk climbing some scaffolding that had been erected for the upcoming inauguration to give me a better view. The Capitol had already been breached via different entrances, but the fight for this entrance went on for hours. Capitol and D.C. Metropolitan police officers engaged in hand-to-hand combat with the mob of Trump supporters and in the process multiple officers were severely injured. Four people would die that day and a police officer attacked by protesters died the next day. Four officers later took their own lives. Eventually, law enforcement was able to successfully push the crowd back. At 5:04 p.m. to disperse the remaining protesters, they used a flash-bang grenade, which released a blinding light that illuminated the U.S. Capitol building. To me, the explosion of the grenade captured the violence and shock of the day: American citizens attacking and breaching their own country's Capitol building. The haunting sight of the American flag flying above the entire scene, casting a shadow onto 
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March 09, 2021 
Police officers on motorcycles surround an injured colleague during a demonstration against a police... 
Athens, Greece 
Pictures of the Year: A Picture and its Story 
Police officers on motorcycles surround an injured colleague during a demonstration against a police crackdown on gatherings, in Athens, Greece, March 9, 2021. Reuters photographer Alkis Konstantinidis: "Greece is known for clashes during demonstrations, but protests in 2021 against police violence were some of the most challenging to cover given they took place in populated suburbs at night. One demonstration unfolded in the Athens suburb of New Smyrni, prompted by a video that appeared to show police officers beating a man during checks on compliance with COVID-19 restrictions. Protesters advanced on a nearby police station with the mood growing increasingly tense. At a police blockade in front of the station, they began throwing petrol bombs, rocks and flares. Riot officers circled the crowd and fired tear gas and a water cannon to try and disperse the protesters. I moved closer to an underground passageway where the main clashes were taking place. Nearby, I saw a group of police officers on scooters trying to ride through the centre of the demonstration. A large group of protesters grabbed the officer on the last vehicle from behind and dragged him to the ground. Avoiding rocks and petrol bombs, I moved towards the police officer whose colleagues had rushed back to help him. He was seriously injured and not moving. I took a few photos before the area was secured by police units. The officer was treated for cuts, bruises and a concussion and recovered." REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis/File Photo SEARCH "POY STORIES 2021" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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November 30, 2021 
Police detain a woman as people gather at a memorial site in Clapham Common Bandstand, following the... 
London, United Kingdom 
Pictures of the Year: A Picture and its Story 
Police detain a woman as people gather at a memorial site in Clapham Common Bandstand, following the kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard, in London, Britain March 13, 2021. Reuters photographer Hannah McKay: "This photograph was taken following a vigil for Sarah Everard, a young woman whose kidnap and murder by a serving police officer in London a few days earlier unleashed a wave of revulsion in the United Kingdom. It shows a lone female protester, student Patsy Stevenson, being carted off by male police officers. It became an image that captured the national mood of anger at the insecurity women face in the United Kingdom and around the world. I had spent the day on Clapham Common where hundreds of people formed a ring around the bandstand where a minute's silence was held. As a small group of protestors began addressing the crowd, the police immediately arrived to break up the vigil due to coronavirus restrictions. As it got dark the atmosphere changed, going from a reflective emotional mood to a more angry one. Patsy was one of the last remaining people on the bandstand and was restrained face down on the floor with her hands behind her back. It was dark, there was lots of shouting and she was clearly distressed. This picture of her on the floor was taken minutes later once the situation had calmed slightly. I continued to shoot for another hour. It was only when I got home, looked at Twitter and saw the reactions to the protest that I realised how important that image had become. Within days the London police faced backlash for how they broke up the vigil and Everard's murder resonated with women around the world who have experienced violence and sexual assaults." REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo SEARCH "POY STORIES 2021" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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March 30, 2021 
Yoshia Uomoto, 98, reacts as her son Mark Uomoto and niece Gail Yamada surprise her with their first... 
Seattle, UNITED STATES 
Pictures of the Year: A Picture and its Story 
Yoshia Uomoto, 98, reacts as her son Mark Uomoto and niece Gail Yamada surprise her with their first in-person visit in a year, after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted at Nikkei Manor, an assisted living facility primarily serving Japanese-American seniors, in Seattle, Washington, U.S. March 30, 2021. Reuters photographer Lindsey Wasson: "When Washington state announced nursing homes with residents vaccinated against COVID-19 were able to resume in-person visits, I was able to visit Nikkei Manor in Seattle to photograph a family's reunion. Mark Uomoto and his cousin Gail Yamada had come to surprise Mark's 98-year-old mother Yoshia "Yo" Uomoto, their first visit in over a year, as during the pandemic the family could only visit through windows in the lobby. To capture the moment, I went up to Yoshia's room with a staff member who told her I was there for a surprise and asked her to cover her eyes. With Yoshia's eyes covered, Mark and Gail walked holding flowers and a balloon. Mark simply leaned over and said quietly "Hi mom." Yoshia uncovered her eyes and exclaimed, "It's so nice to see you!" and reached for a hug. I felt very lucky to be there for their reunion. The photo went viral, and I know Mark and his family got a kick out of being interviewed by the Today show. I think the photo resonated with so many people because it represented the feelings of excitement and relief that everyone was experiencing as they reconnected with their family after such a difficult year. It had a lot of personal meaning for me as my great-grandmother had lived at Nikkei Manor for several years before she passed away in 2011." REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson/File Photo SEARCH "POY STORIES 2021" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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April 10, 2021 
Volodymyr, a member of the Ukrainian armed forces, plays with puppies in a trench on the line of separation... 
DONETSK REGION, Ukraine 
Pictures of the Year: A Picture and its Story 
Volodymyr, a member of the Ukrainian armed forces, plays with puppies in a trench on the line of separation from pro-Russian rebels in Donetsk region, Ukraine April 10, 2021. Reuters photographer Oleksandr Klymenko: "In April 2021, I was photographing Ukrainian soldiers on the front line waiting as the world watched in alarm at the large buildup of Russian troops on the country's border. I had arrived at this position at 5:15 a.m., after it had been fired on by pro-Russian rebels in the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) in the night. Vova, the soldier in my photograph, had shown me the edge of the trench, where enemy snipers often shoot, as the sun rose. As we sat down I noticed a puppy run towards Vova, then another. As he stroked the puppies I watched as Vova's face changed, becoming gentle and thoughtful. Vova told me the puppies had only recently been born and are looked after by the soldiers. "We feed them what we eat ourselves," he said. For soldiers constantly living in such danger, the unconditional kindness and affection from an animal can remind them of home and a more peaceful life. After 20 minutes in this position, we heard the shot of an enemy mortar and fled for cover. Three hours after I left, a sniper wounded a Ukrainian soldier. We reporters often witness violence, destruction and death, but seeing a soldier in the trenches show kindness and tenderness to animals reminds me of the good and humanity in the world." REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko/File Photo SEARCH "POY STORIES 2021" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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May 01, 2021 
A man is doused by a water cannon during clashes as people gather at the Bois de la Cambre/Ter Kamerenbos... 
Brussels, Belgium 
Pictures of the Year: A Picture and its Story 
A man is doused by a water cannon during clashes as people gather at the Bois de la Cambre/Ter Kamerenbos park for a party called "La Boum 2" in defiance of Belgium's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) social distancing measures and restrictions in Brussels, Belgium May 1, 2021. Reuters photographer Yves Herman: "To contain a rising wave of COVID-19 infections, Belgium announced in March its third lockdown since the pandemic started, closing schools and most businesses for four weeks. Bristling at the restrictions, a group on Facebook announced an unauthorised party, or "La Boum", would take place in a park in Brussels. The gathering, which attracted about 2,000 people, was in defiance of the government's limit of no more than four people together outside. The clashes between police and protesters took place in several locations in the park. The man in the photo, being doused by a police water cannon, is a former teacher who decided to take part in the gathering. He had begun to walk toward the police cordon as the water cannon was fired. The man was not seriously injured." REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo SEARCH "POY STORIES 2021" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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May 06, 2021 
A police officer takes position during an operation against drug dealers in the Jacarezinho slum in Rio... 
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 
Pictures of the Year: A Picture and its Story 
A police officer takes position during an operation against drug dealers in the Jacarezinho slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil May 6, 2021. Reuters photographer Ricardo Moraes: "Silent empty streets, that was how I found the Jacarezinho slum when I arrived to cover a police operation that would end in 28 deaths, the most lethal in the history of Rio de Janeiro. With shops closed and without the normal unrelenting movement of people and motorcycles, the tension showed. After walking around the community for a couple of hours without finding much to photograph, I considered giving up. I continued circling and came across a group of police officers making an incursion through the empty alleys of the favela. Taking photos carefully, little by little, so as to avoid them making me leave, I followed them through the streets. By this point the operation had been going on for hours and as the sound of shooting stopped, locals slowly began going back to their daily life and businesses started to reopen. The territory's control by drug dealers means that the favela of Jacarezinho, and the workers and families who live here, are used to enduring bouts of violence on a daily basis, and this day was no different. At times, cameras can cause more uproar than police guns. The police, still at work, progressed through the alleys, pointing their guns in all directions. I passed by two bars where people watched the news or chatted in the street. When the police officers ran past with their weapons, residents showed no reaction. They talked, laughed and joked among themselves, while the tense officers searched for members of a gang. By the end of the day, 28 people had been killed, including a police officer." REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes/File Photo SEARCH "POY STORIES 2021" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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May 19, 2021 
Achraf, 16, cries as he swims using bottles as floaters, near the fence between the Spanish-Moroccan... 
Ceuta, Spain 
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Achraf, 16, cries as he swims using bottles as floaters, near the fence between the Spanish-Moroccan border, after thousands of migrants swam across the border, in Ceuta, Spain, May 19, 2021. Reuters photographer Jon Nazca: "Southern Spain is home to one of the planet's most lethal migration routes. Between the African and European continents a constant humanitarian drama plays out. People from across Africa, mainly Moroccans and Algerians, take to the sea in small boats, crossing the Straits of Gibraltar, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, to try and reach Europe. They are fleeing war, poverty and dictatorships in their home countries. More than 10,000 migrants of all ages crossed the border during a single week in mid-May, many of them children and mothers with babies. One of these migrants making the journey was 16-year-old Achraf, who has swum from Morocco to the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. I took his picture from the shore as he swam on his back on the second day of my assignment there. When I first arrived at the border between Spain and Morocco it felt as though I had found myself on the set of a war film. Hundreds of migrants were desperately swimming at full pelt for Spanish soil, while thousands more rested on the shore, exhausted, after having made it to Spain. Soldiers in tanks and rescue boats received them on the shore and helped them along the beach as the Moroccan authorities looked on impassively. Among all those swimming, one in particular caught my eye. It was Achraf, the only one to have fashioned a float out of nine plastic bottles tied around his body in case his strength failed him. From when I took the first photograph to the moment he reached dry land he was swimming for almost an hour without rest. The heat was scorching but the sea was ice cold. I followed him all along the shoreline for more than 500 metres as he tried to avoid the soldiers posted on the beach and escape inland. As he was swimming, Achraf begged the soldiers between tears. 
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September 28, 2021 
Lava is seen through the window of a kitchen following the eruption of a volcano in El Paso, La Palma,... 
El Paso, Spain 
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Lava is seen through the window of a kitchen following the eruption of a volcano in El Paso, La Palma, Spain, September 28, 2021. Reuters photographer Jon Nazca: "There is something astonishingly beautiful and hypnotising about seeing a volcano erupt. But it's a different thing entirely to spend day after day next to a volcano, listening to the incredible noise it makes, the shaking of the ground, the gases that make breathing so difficult, and the ash that falls constantly on your head. Four days after the eruption started, I landed on the Spanish island of La Palma. I was struggling to find somewhere to stay and at last I found a house on the outskirts of town. I was worried about my safety, the house felt too close to the exclusion zone. However, it had amazing views of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, the perfect place for a photojournalist. I wanted to capture an image showing what the inhabitants of La Palma were experiencing. I was able to access the house next door with my colleague Miguel Pereira. I went straight to the window in the kitchen and began to set up. Miguel had left a glass of water in the sink and I liked the human element this brought - the warmth of the home contrasting with the heat of the volcano outside. It's an everyday image, a kitchen the same as any of us might have, but while you are washing dishes, outside a volcano is erupting. The image is disturbing, even threatening. It could be your house, your kitchen." REUTERS/Jon Nazca/File Photo SEARCH "POY STORIES 2021" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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December 30, 2020 
U.S. President Donald Trump plays golf at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida,... 
West Palm Beach, UNITED STATES 
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U.S. President Donald Trump plays golf at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., December 30, 2020. Reuters photographer Marco Bello: "As President Donald Trump traveled to Mar-a-Lago for the Christmas holiday, President-elect Joe Biden had won enough electoral votes to win the U.S. presidency, but Trump hadn't conceded. Nobody had access to him, not even the press pool traveling with him. The news was dominated by the election, but there weren't any recent photos of Trump himself. Photographer Tom Brenner, embedded in the pool, knew through a colleague about a spot in the fence of the Trump International Golf Club, from where it was possible to see Trump playing golf. I arrived at the site early Boxing Day morning on Dec. 26 and thought: "This is an impossible shot!". There were a few holes in the thick foliage wall to see through to the golf course, but it was hard to focus the camera as any slight breeze moved the leaves and changed the focus point. The shot all depended on where the ball would land on the green, and where the Secret Service agents and other players would stand. This photo was taken on my third day of shooting. By then, a couple TV crews and photographers had joined me. I learned a few things about golf from them while we spent long hours waiting. What I love about this photo is Trump's unkempt appearance, he just looks like a normal, regular person without the baggage of the institution that he represented. After Trump left the White House and moved to Florida, new palm trees were seeded to fully blockade the view of the club." REUTERS/Marco Bello/File Photo SEARCH "POY STORIES 2021" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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November 30, 2021 
A Libyan man, who suffered severe burns when he fought a fire on a boat of migrants, and his daughter,... 
Mediterranean Sea, Mid-Sea 
Pictures of the Year: A Picture and its Story 
A Libyan man, who suffered severe burns when he fought a fire on a boat of migrants, and his daughter, also injured in the fire, wait to be medically evacuated by the Italian Coast Guard from the German NGO migrant rescue ship Sea-Watch 3, off the coast of Lampedusa island in the western Mediterranean Sea, July 30, 2021. Reuters photographer Darrin Zammit Lupi: "I spent several weeks during the summer of 2021 on board the NGO migrant rescue ship Sea-Watch 3, operating in the central Mediterranean. During that time, we carried out several rescue operations. The second rescue took place at sunrise on July 30 - a boat carrying 64 people off the Libyan coast. We arrived at the small overcrowded wooden vessel, the migrants had horrific burns caused by a fire. Someone had been smoking a cigarette close to some jerry cans full of fuel, and one of them suddenly ignited. Without a moment's hesitation, Osama, a Libyan man travelling with his wife and six children, had grabbed hold of the tank as it was engulfed in flames and flung it overboard. His action in my eyes makes him a hero and undoubtedly saved lives. But Osama was severely burned on his arms and legs. His 12-year-old son was left in critical condition with horrendous burns all over his body and two of his daughters were badly burnt on their hands and feet. What I witnessed will stay with me for a very long time. The sight of burnt flesh peeling off people as they groan, moan, cry, scream in unspeakable agony is not something one forgets. Later that evening, with Osama's son rapidly deteriorating, and the very real fear that he would not survive the night, the Italian Coast Guard agreed to medevac him to Lampedusa together with 14 other injured people and family members. This photo was taken as we waited for the medevac to take place. In tears, Osama tightly held onto his 16-year-old daughter, both very clearly in pain and under intense shock, a paradoxical moment of poignant, heart rending, exquisite silent beauty 
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November 30, 2021 
A composite image of five separate photographs taken with a single fixed camera shows a sunspot and the... 
Tbilisi, Georgia 
Pictures of the Year: A Picture and its Story 
A composite image of five separate photographs taken with a single fixed camera shows a sunspot and the International Space Station in silhouette as it passes across the Sun, seen from near Tbilisi, Georgia June 19, 2021. Reuters photographer Irakli Gedenidze: "About a year ago I got interested in astrophotography. I have always been fascinated by overcoming challenges and shooting the transit of the International Space Station (ISS) across the sun provided many obstacles. The station transits the sun three to four times a month where I live, but you have to know the exact coordinate of where on earth it will be visible. In reality, due to weather and other problems, you can capture this event only once or twice a year with an astro camera attached to a telescope that follows the movement of the sun. A tiny cloud or slight increase in humidity can ruin the moment, which lasts between 0.5-2.0 seconds. A special filter is required to avoid eye damage. I left the house before dawn to set up near Tbilisi, Georgia. About 1.5 minutes before the moment, I felt the most nervous and kept checking the focus. I didn't know until I got home and examined the images on my computer that I had successfully captured this rare moment. After editing and combining five separate frames, you can see that the ISS passed right next to a dark sunspot. My next challenge is to capture the ISS passing in front of the prominences of the sun - a bright, gaseous feature that extends outward from the sun's surface, only visible using a special filter." REUTERS/Irakli Gedenidze/File Photo SEARCH "POY STORIES 2021" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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January 30, 2021 
A man engulfed by a swarm of desert locusts, stands on top of a hill near Nanyuki, Kenya, January 30,... 
Nanyuki, Kenya 
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A man engulfed by a swarm of desert locusts, stands on top of a hill near Nanyuki, Kenya, January 30, 2021. Reuters photographer Baz Ratner: "Locusts invaded eastern Africa after unusual weather patterns, exacerbated by climate change, created ideal conditions for waking dormant eggs. In Kenya, it had been decades since locusts had been seen, and they were now devastating crops and vegetation in a region that already suffers from food insecurity. It was very difficult finding the swarms as they can travel up to 150 km (93 miles) a day, through areas that lack roads. In some cases by the time we arrived, the swarms had already moved on. But I was lucky to find a scout who knew the terrain. Working inside a locust swarm feels similar to standing inside a snow or hailstorm, only the sound of the locusts flying and hitting the car is much louder. They have the tendency to stick to clothes. On this day, we were traveling along a dirt road when we found the locust swarm. I noticed an armed wildlife ranger standing on top of a hill, with locusts flying in circles around him. I took this picture using a long lens from the bottom of the hill. I think by having the scale of a single figure, the picture illustrates the unbelievable size of a locust swarm and how this age-old infestation still affects the region." REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo SEARCH "POY STORIES 2021" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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February 09, 2021 
Camels stand behind drying laundry as circus shows remain shut as part of COVID-19 restrictions, at the... 
SENAS, France 
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Camels stand behind drying laundry as circus shows remain shut as part of COVID-19 restrictions, at the Royal Circus home base in Senas, France, February 9, 2021. Reuters photographer Eric Gaillard: "When I met William Kerwich in February 2021, his family's travelling circus had not performed a show in nearly a year due to COVID-19 restrictions in France. His morale was low with his family parked on a plot of land in southern France and his lions and tigers confined to their pens. Even if the pandemic ended, he faced another threat to his livelihood: France phasing out the use of wild animals in circuses. His young daughter Cassandra trains the animals and I followed her as she fed the tigers, hippo, horses and camels. During the interview, I noticed some washing hung with tiny garments belonging to a newborn baby, but it didn't make a great photo. Then I got lucky and a group of camels slowly headed toward the clothes line. I waited for the right moment, hoping the camels did not suddenly go in another direction. It worked perfectly and now I always try to include animals in my photos." REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo SEARCH "POY STORIES 2021" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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February 11, 2021 
People run for safety as Kurdish animal rights activists release a bear into the wild in Dohuk, Iraq,... 
Duhok, Iraq 
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People run for safety as Kurdish animal rights activists release a bear into the wild in Dohuk, Iraq, February 11, 2021. Reuters photographer Ari Jalal: "In Kurdistan, animal rights activists were rescuing bears from captivity in people's homes and releasing them back into the wild. This bear had been kept as a pet in a garden in Kurdistan, and this was the moment it was set free. As the bear was let out of its cage, the journalists and onlookers started running. The people were just as scared of the bear as the bear was of them. Taking photos of wild animals was new to me, but luckily I had spent four hours with the bear the day before. I knew the bear had been raised as a pet so wasn't aggressive. So when it was released, I understood its behaviour and was not scared of it - unlike the other journalists who ran and screamed. The best thing to do was to stay still and calm." REUTERS/Ari Jalal/File Photo SEARCH "POY STORIES 2021" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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March 03, 2021 
Protesters lie on the ground after police opened fire to disperse an anti-coup protest in Mandalay, Myanmar,... 
MANDALAY, Myanmar 
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Protesters lie on the ground after police opened fire to disperse an anti-coup protest in Mandalay, Myanmar, March 3, 2021. Reuters photographer Soe Zeya Tun: "Myanmar faced chaos across the entire country after the military coup. I reached out to photographers I knew based in Myanmar to send us photos of the unfolding situation. With the internet cut off across the country, it became challenging to communicate with the photographers on the ground. Reuters had heard about a young woman named Angel, also known as Kyal Sin, who had just been killed at a protest on March 3. Images of her had begun to circulate on social media. On this particular day we had received photos from a freelance photographer at one of the protests and noticed that they seemed to be from the same protest where Angel had been killed. We asked the photographer, whose identity Reuters is withholding for his security, to carefully look back at all his frames and within minutes he had found four or five frames of Angel just before her death." The Freelance photographer whose identity Reuters is withholding for his security said "I had been taking photos at the anti-coup protest before police and soldiers started dispersing the protesters. This photo was taken as they began to fire toward the protesters using rubber bullets, live ammunition and tear gas. After capturing this image, I was only able to continue taking photos for a couple more minutes before having to take shelter in an apartment nearby, as the situation became too dangerous. The photo was taken a moment before Angel died." REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo SEARCH "POY STORIES 2021" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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May 20, 2021 
Debris fly as smoke rises following an Israeli air strike, amid Israeli-Palestinian fighting, in Khan... 
Gaza, Palestinian Territories 
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Debris fly as smoke rises following an Israeli air strike, amid Israeli-Palestinian fighting, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, May 20, 2021. Reuters photographer Ibraheem Abu Mustafa: "I have covered four wars since 2002, and I've lived through many difficult times, including the 11 days of fighting between Israel and Hamas this year. The Israelis would sometimes fire "roof-knock" munitions - a smaller missile fired at the top of buildings in Gaza to warn its residents to leave. The stronger missiles that followed would shake the whole area. On the eleventh day of covering the bombing of Gaza City, I went back to Khan Yunis, a city in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, to see my family. After a few hours, I received news of the Israeli army's threat to bomb a family's house in the middle of the city's market. Israel has said it provides advanced warning for civilians to evacuate and targets structures where it believes militants are operating. I was exhausted from the previous days covering the war and I hadn't slept the night before from fear of the bombing in the area I was staying. But I rushed to the scene to capture what happened. I asked around to make sure I knew exactly where the house was and stood with multiple buildings in front of me so I wouldn't get hit by any stray shrapnel from the bombing. When the warning missile hit, there was complete silence from crowds of people who had gathered to watch. Next, multiple high-explosive missiles bombed the house. Through my lens, I watched as people ran away from the scene shouting "God is great." Others moved closer to film the bombing with their mobile phones while police tried to move the crowds away as there were still some unexploded missiles. No one was injured or killed in the attack. In previous coverage of the bombing operations, we saw flames and smoke coming out of the buildings, but this time, the house's furniture, doors, windows and stones appeared in front of me flying through the air. 
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November 30, 2021 
A man is detained by police after a fight broke out during a Loudoun County School Board meeting which... 
Ashburn, UNITED STATES 
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A man is detained by police after a fight broke out during a Loudoun County School Board meeting which included a discussion of Critical Race Theory and transgender students, in Ashburn, Virginia, U.S. June 22, 2021. Reuters photographer Evelyn Hockstein: "U.S. classrooms have become a political battleground as several Republican-led states enact rules to limit what can be taught in public schools about America's troubled legacy of race relations. I covered local news in Virginia and expected an upcoming school board meeting in Ashburn on this topic could become heated. But I did not imagine that police would haul two people away in handcuffs. A crowd of hundreds flooded the hearing and quickly became unruly, prompting the school board to shut it down and walk out. Pandemonium erupted. I noticed a commotion at the opposite side of the room and a group of police officers. I worked my way towards the disturbance, but my view was blocked. I jumped onto an empty chair and climbed several rows across the seats to get closer to the action. I looked down and saw police restraining a man with a bloody mouth. A man behind me grabbed my sleeve and shouted at me to move. I was unsure if he was trying to take pictures with his cell phone or was attempting to stop me photographing the scene, but I ignored him and kept taking photos. Though I was surprised how the night devolved, the chaos and rage that I photographed ultimately felt like another reflection of the tensions that have been playing out across the country for years." REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein/File Photo SEARCH "POY STORIES 2021" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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August 01, 2021 
Belarusian athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is escorted by police officers at Haneda international airport... 
Tokyo, Japan 
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Belarusian athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is escorted by police officers at Haneda international airport in Tokyo, Japan August 1, 2021. Reuters photographer Issei Kato: "I received a report that a Belarusian Olympic athlete was about to be forced to return home against her wishes and was seeking help. While rushing to the airport I found out the situation revolved around track and field athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya but no one seemed to know where she was or what was going on. Arriving at Tokyo's Haneda airport, I happened to find her, standing alone and looking anxious surrounded by several police officers, near the check-in counter. A short distance away, other Belarusian athletes and officials were checking in for their return flight. I managed to confirm that she was the athlete seeking help from the Olympic accreditation hanging from her neck and informed her that I was a Reuters photographer covering the situation. There were only a few media outlets there, but I hoped my presence would act as a deterrent to anyone trying to force her away or harm her. She asked the Japanese police for help and they decided to move her to another location inside the airport. I captured the moment when they helped her with her bags and she walked to safety. Tsimanouskaya eventually defected and a few weeks later she was reunited with her husband in Warsaw, where the couple said they plan to make a new life for themselves. She has applied for Polish citizenship so she can run for that country and I would love to photograph her at a future track and field event." REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo SEARCH "POY STORIES 2021" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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RTXKVSX7 
August 22, 2021 
A firefighter works as the Caldor Fire burns in Grizzly Flats, California, U.S., August 22, 2021. Reuters... 
GRIZZLY FLATS, UNITED STATES 
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A firefighter works as the Caldor Fire burns in Grizzly Flats, California, U.S., August 22, 2021. Reuters photographer Fred Greaves: "As a photographer covering wildfires in California, 2021 was one of the most challenging years that I can remember. A severe multi-year drought along with sustained hot and windy weather created multiple “mega-fires” that were unpredictable and quickly consumed hundreds of square miles. It can take hours to navigate around large wildfires in remote areas, so proper planning is critical to make sure you are in the right place. I also have to wear safety equipment and check on weather conditions and local fire activity so I don’t become trapped. Firefighters were conducting a nighttime controlled burn to clear brush out after temperatures cooled and the wind had died down to protect homes that were potentially in the path of the Caldor Fire in Northern California. They lit backfires at the base of a hill, expecting it would burn at a moderate pace. Instead, the flames quickly raced up the side of the hill, creating the swirling curtain of fire that silhouetted one of the firefighters. It was yet another example of the unpredictable nature of wildfires." REUTERS/Fred Greaves/File Photo SEARCH "POY STORIES 2021" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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RTXKVT12 
August 27, 2021 
A cow is lowered by helicopter after its summer sojourn high in the Swiss Alpine meadows near the Klausenpass,... 
KLAUSENPASS, Switzerland 
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A cow is lowered by helicopter after its summer sojourn high in the Swiss Alpine meadows near the Klausenpass, Switzerland August 27, 2021. Reuters photographer Arnd Wiegmann: "In parts of Switzerland, cows spend the summer months in the lush mountain pastures of the Alps. In the region of the Klausen Pass, which is 1,948 meters (6,391 feet) above sea level, more than a thousand cattle were due to come back down at the end of August. Sometimes they need a little help making the trip. A farmer told me about 10 injured cows would be flown out by helicopter the day before the rest of the herd made the annual Alpine drive, or "Alpabzug". The cows hung from the helicopter in a special suspension harness on a long rope and were brought down one-by-one in quick succession to a plateau near the top of the Klausen Pass. Waiting farmers and a flight technician received them and quickly released them. Surprisingly, they appeared very calm and did not seem to be anxious after their flight." REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo SEARCH "POY STORIES 2021" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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RTXKVT13 
November 30, 2021 
A U.S. border patrol officer grabs the shirt of a migrant trying to return to the United States along... 
CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico 
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A U.S. border patrol officer grabs the shirt of a migrant trying to return to the United States along the Rio Grande river, after having crossed from the United States into Mexico to buy food, as seen from Ciudad Acuna, in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico September 19, 2021. Reuters photographer Daniel Becerril: "The United States was holding hundreds of Hatian migrants at a camp in Del Rio, Texas. Many of them told me they were forced to stand in long lines in the intense heat to receive only one piece of bread and a bottle of water per person every day. "They don't give us food. They want to starve us," the migrants told me. Many migrants crossed back over the Rio Grande river to search for food and water in Mexico. At first, the U.S. Border Patrol allowed them to cross the river dividing the two nations. But by the late afternoon, the migrants were ordered to leave the river and return to camp. The agents drove their horses at them, waving something that looked like a whip. I can't get out of my head what I heard one Border Patrol agent say, "Go back to your shitty country." When I took this photo, I was standing in the river with water above my waist. One agent leaned over on his horse and grabbed the shirt of a Haitian migrant clinging to bags of food as he attempted to cross the river and return to the U.S. camp. I stayed in the river until dusk taking more photos, being careful not to cross over the border line and avoiding the dangerous currents that have drowned many migrants. Often my work brings me close to acts of cruelty. I hope this photo will remind the world of the humanity we all share regardless of race, nationality, social class or lifestyle." REUTERS/Daniel Becerril/File Photo SEARCH "POY STORIES 2021" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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RTXKVSXC 
November 16, 2021 
Cows that were stranded in a flooded barn are rescued by a group of people after rainstorms lashed the... 
Abbottsford, Canada 
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Cows that were stranded in a flooded barn are rescued by a group of people after rainstorms lashed the western Canadian province of British Columbia, triggering landslides and floods, shutting highways, in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada November 16, 2021. Reuters photographer Jennifer Gauthier: "In November, massive floods and landslides devastated parts of the Canadian province of British Columbia, with a storm dumping a month's worth of rain in just two days. In Abbotsford, a city to the east of Vancouver, I saw that I could jump a barrier and walk along the now-closed highway. I walked down to where the highway ended and the flood water began. A group of farmers stood on the highway looking over at a submerged barn and stranded cows in the distance, hatching a plan to get them to shore. Shortly afterwards the police arrived to clear the highway and asked myself and my colleague Jesse Winter to leave. We firmly but politely declined and they said they would let us work while they cleared the highway, but they would return. The farmers headed out to the barn in boats and a Sea-Doo. A man in a hovercraft did loops around the barn to corral the cattle. The farmers tried a variety of techniques to get the cows to cross over to dry land, but they weren't having it. Eventually the man on a Sea-Doo tied a leash to a cow's halter and swam it across. A group of men pushed and pulled it up to shore. They kept the cow on shore so the other cows could see that one of them had made it over safely, and repeated the process with the rest." REUTERS/Jennifer Gauthier/File Photo SEARCH "POY STORIES 2021" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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November 24, 2021 
Migrants are brought ashore by RNLI Lifeboat staff, police officers and Border Force staff, after having... 
DUNGENESS, United Kingdom 
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Migrants are brought ashore by RNLI Lifeboat staff, police officers and Border Force staff, after having crossed the channel, in Dungeness, Britain, November 24, 2021. Reuters photographer Henry Nicholls: "Thousands of migrants a year flee wars and poverty in the Middle East and Africa and make a perilous crossing over the English Channel for a better life in Britain. The Channel is one of the world's busiest shipping lanes and currents are strong. Human traffickers typically overload the dinghies, leaving them barely afloat and at the mercy of waves as they try to reach British shores. In November, after several days of high winds and large swells in the Channel, there was a 24-hour break, which would make crossings less dangerous. I expected that a large number of migrants would attempt a crossing that day, even with temperatures near freezing. The potential stretch of coastline for landings is vast. However, using a mix of rescue vessel tracking and shipping forecast apps, it's possible to identify likely crossing points. The image shows a boat of migrants, with several children, disembarking on the beach in Dungeness. It was the fourth or fifth boat to be escorted to shore that day by rescue crews from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The children were remarkably calm. However the adults on board showed an overwhelming sense of relief. They were emotionally and physically exhausted, well aware of the extreme risk they had taken. I recognised the boy in the colourful checkered outfit from pictures taken by my colleague Gonzalo Fuentes of a group leaving the French coastline earlier in the day. It was a wonderful relief to know that they were safely across, after six hours at sea." REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo SEARCH "POY STORIES 2021" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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