2021: A year of memorable photographs

A year full of stories, some happier than others. This 2021 leaves impressive photographs that show the reality of many countries around the world. Photographs of daily life and some captured in the exact historical moment.

Taken by different photojournalists of the international agency (AFP), these are some of the best photos of 2021:

Afghans board a plane as they wait at Kabul airport on August 16, 2021, after a staggeringly rapid end to Afghanistan’s 20-year war, as thousands of people stormed the city’s airport trying to flee from the Taliban. (Free Press Photo: AFP)
A man prays next to a burning pyre of a victim who died of the coronavirus in a crematorium in New Delhi on April 26, 2021. (Free Press Photo: AFP)
A United States Border Patrol agent, on horseback, attempts to prevent a Haitian migrant from entering a camp on the banks of the Rio Grande near the Acuña del Rio International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas, on September 19, 2021. ( Free Press Photo: AFP)
Injured captive Ethiopian soldiers arrive in a truck at the Mekele Rehabilitation Center in Mekele, the capital of the Tigray region, Ethiopia, on July 2, 2021. (Free Press Photo: AFP)
The Israeli Iron Dome missile defense system intercepts rockets fired by the Hamas movement into southern Israel from Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip on the night of May 14, 2021. (Free Press Photo: AFP)
A protester falls after being hit by a water cannon during clashes with riot police amid ongoing protests against the government of Colombian President Iván Duque in Bogotá on June 12, 2021. (Free Press Photo: AFP)

French skipper Jeremie Beyou sails in his Imoca 60 “Charal” monohull a few nautical miles before crossing the finish line in 13th place of the Vendée Globe solo sailing regatta around the world off the coast of Les Sables-d ‘ Olonne, in western France, on February 6, 2021. (Free Press Photo: AFP)
A Syrian child poses on top of a pile of neutralized shells in a metal scrap yard on the outskirts of the city of Maaret Misrin, in the northwestern province of Idlib, on March 10, 2021. (Free Press Photo: AFP)
Mount Cumbre Vieja erupts in El Paso, spewing columns of smoke, ash and lava as seen from Los Llanos de Aridane on the Canary island of La Palma, Spain on September 19, 2021. (Free Press Photo: AFP)
The daughter of Zwee Htet Soe, a protester who died during a demonstration against the military coup on March 3, cries during her father’s funeral in Yangon, Burma on March 5, 2021. (Free Press Photo: AFP)
Exhausted grave diggers rest between funerals at a designated graveyard for COVID-19 victims in Bandung on June 15, 2021, as the number of infections skyrockets in Indonesia. (Free Press Photo: AFP)
Iraqi Shiites participate in a mourning ritual in which a cleric retells the story of the 7th-century murder of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussein, during the month of Muharram leading up to the mourning day of Ashura, in the southern city of Basra, on August 14, 2021. (Free Press Photo: AFP)
The waning moon appears in the sky after the weekend full snow moon, near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, on February 28, 2021. (Free Press Photo: AFP)
The Afghan resistance movement and the forces of the uprising against the Taliban participate in a military training in Panjshir province on August 30, 2021. (Free Press Photo: AFP)

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