A Picture and its Story 2021
A police munition explosion is seen while supporters of President Donald Trump gather in front of the Capitol Building in Washington, January 6, 2021. Reuters photographer Leah Millis: "Thousands of supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed...more
U.S. President Donald Trump plays golf at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, December 30, 2020. Reuters photographer Marco Bello: "As President Donald Trump traveled to Mar-a-Lago for the Christmas holiday,...more
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 social distancing measures and restrictions in Brussels, Belgium, May...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
A man attempts to fire a rocket-propelled grenade, falling to the ground as he is hit by gunfire and then retrieved by onlookers, during a protest that turned violent in Beirut, Lebanon, October 14, 2021. Reuters photographer Aziz Taher: "I had heard...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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, June 22, 2021. Reuters photographer Evelyn...more
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,...more
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,...more
A Libyan man, who suffered severe burns, and his daughter, also injured in the fire, wait to be evacuated by the Italian Coast Guard, off the coast of Lampedusa island, July 30, 2021. Reuters photographer Darrin Zammit Lupi: "I spent several weeks...more
A firefighter works as the Caldor Fire burns in Grizzly Flats, California, 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...more
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...more
Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled support for curbing abortion rights in America by upholding a restrictive Mississippi law while liberal...
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Personal belongings of the late designer Karl Lagerfeld, including his trademark fingerless leather gloves and the cushions his cat Choupette sat on, are to go...
From the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to The UEFA European Championship, here are our best sports pictures of the year.