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Best Photos of the Year 2021, Part 17/102

Best Photos of the Year 2021, Part 17/102
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Kosovar Albanians in traditional and military costumes hold torches during the bonfire night to mark the 23rd anniversary of Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) Commander Adem Jashari death, in the village of Prekaz, Kosovo, 07 March 2021. KLA Commander Adem Jashari was killed in 1998 along with 45 members of his family by Serb Security forces in village of Prekaz, some 40km west of Kosovo's capital Pristina, sparking a full-blown rebel insurgency. (Photo by Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA/EFE)

Kosovar Albanians in traditional and military costumes hold torches during the bonfire night to mark the 23rd anniversary of Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) Commander Adem Jashari death, in the village of Prekaz, Kosovo, 07 March 2021. KLA Commander Adem Jashari was killed in 1998 along with 45 members of his family by Serb Security forces in village of Prekaz, some 40km west of Kosovo’s capital Pristina, sparking a full-blown rebel insurgency. (Photo by Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA/EFE)

A view of a starling murmuration over Lough Ennell, Co. Westmeath, Ireland on March 3, 2021. (Photo by James Crombie/INPHO/Rex Features/Shutterstock)

A view of a starling murmuration over Lough Ennell, Co. Westmeath, Ireland on March 3, 2021. (Photo by James Crombie/INPHO/Rex Features/Shutterstock)

Romanian gendarmes struggle to detain a man during a protest against the newly instated restrictions due to the increasing number of COVID-19 infections in Bucharest on March 29, 2021. Around 2,000 people take part in a protest and march downtown Bucharest claiming that the restrictions are  a limitation of their civil rights. (Photo by Daniel Mihailescu/AFP Photo)

Romanian gendarmes struggle to detain a man during a protest against the newly instated restrictions due to the increasing number of COVID-19 infections in Bucharest on March 29, 2021. Around 2,000 people take part in a protest and march downtown Bucharest claiming that the restrictions are a limitation of their civil rights. (Photo by Daniel Mihailescu/AFP Photo)

Passengers take selfies on a deck of the MSC Grandiosa cruise ship in Civitavecchia, near Rome, Wednesday, March 31, 2021. MSC Grandiosa, the world's only cruise ship to be operating at the moment, left from Genoa on March 30 and stopped in Civitavecchia near Rome to pick up more passengers and then sail toward Naples, Cagliari, and Malta to be back in Genoa on April 6. For most of the winter, the MSC Grandiosa has been a lonely flag-bearer of the global cruise industry stalled by the pandemic, plying the Mediterranean Sea with seven-night cruises along Italy’s western coast, its major islands and a stop in Malta. (Photo by Andrew Medichini/AP Photo)

Passengers take selfies on a deck of the MSC Grandiosa cruise ship in Civitavecchia, near Rome, Wednesday, March 31, 2021. MSC Grandiosa, the world’s only cruise ship to be operating at the moment, left from Genoa on March 30 and stopped in Civitavecchia near Rome to pick up more passengers and then sail toward Naples, Cagliari, and Malta to be back in Genoa on April 6. For most of the winter, the MSC Grandiosa has been a lonely flag-bearer of the global cruise industry stalled by the pandemic, plying the Mediterranean Sea with seven-night cruises along Italy’s western coast, its major islands and a stop in Malta. (Photo by Andrew Medichini/AP Photo)

In this file photo taken on March 19, 2021, a protester jumps over a makeshift barricade during a crackdown by security forces on a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon's Thaketa township. Myanmar's military seized power on February 1, ousting the civilian government and arresting its leader Aung San Suu Kyi -- the 100 days that followed have seen mass street protests, bloody crackdowns by the junta, economic turmoil and growing international concern. (Photo by AFP Photo/Stringer)

In this file photo taken on March 19, 2021, a protester jumps over a makeshift barricade during a crackdown by security forces on a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon’s Thaketa township. Myanmar’s military seized power on February 1, ousting the civilian government and arresting its leader Aung San Suu Kyi — the 100 days that followed have seen mass street protests, bloody crackdowns by the junta, economic turmoil and growing international concern. (Photo by AFP Photo/Stringer)

Medics wrap the body of a protester who was killed in clashes with cloth on March 03, 2021 in Yangon, Myanmar. Medics and health workers have found themselves on the front lines and under intense pressure, as they try to help anti-coup protesters as resistance continues to erupt across the country, to be met with deadly force by the military junta. The military government has intensified a crackdown on protesters in recent days, using tear gas and live ammunition, charging at and arresting protesters and journalists. At least 25 people have been killed so far, according to monitoring organizations, leaving ill-equipped medics to help scores of the injured. (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images)

Medics wrap the body of a protester who was killed in clashes with cloth on March 03, 2021 in Yangon, Myanmar. Medics and health workers have found themselves on the front lines and under intense pressure, as they try to help anti-coup protesters as resistance continues to erupt across the country, to be met with deadly force by the military junta. The military government has intensified a crackdown on protesters in recent days, using tear gas and live ammunition, charging at and arresting protesters and journalists. At least 25 people have been killed so far, according to monitoring organizations, leaving ill-equipped medics to help scores of the injured. (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images)

A laboratory worker simulates the workflow in a cleanroom of the BioNTech Corona vaccine production in Marburg, Germany, during a media day on Saturday, March 27, 2021. BioNTech, the Mainz-based company that invented the messenger RNA-based vaccine, is busily ramping up its production capabilities at the company's new production facility in Marburg. BioNTech originally expected the plant could turn out 700 million doses per year; it has since upgraded its expectations to a billion a year. (Photo by Michael Probst/AP Photo)

A laboratory worker simulates the workflow in a cleanroom of the BioNTech Corona vaccine production in Marburg, Germany, during a media day on Saturday, March 27, 2021. BioNTech, the Mainz-based company that invented the messenger RNA-based vaccine, is busily ramping up its production capabilities at the company’s new production facility in Marburg. BioNTech originally expected the plant could turn out 700 million doses per year; it has since upgraded its expectations to a billion a year. (Photo by Michael Probst/AP Photo)

A robot developed by Swiss company UVeya armed with virus-killing ultraviolet light is seen during tests aboard an Embraer airplane of Helvetic Airways, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, at Zurich Airport in Zurich, Switzerland on March 31, 2021. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters)

A robot developed by Swiss company UVeya armed with virus-killing ultraviolet light is seen during tests aboard an Embraer airplane of Helvetic Airways, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, at Zurich Airport in Zurich, Switzerland on March 31, 2021. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters)

A teddy bear placed on a traffic roundabout by Philippe Labourel, who wants to be named “Le papa des nounours”, “Teddy Bear father”,  in Paris, Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Philippe Labourel, a bookshop owner, situated in the Gobelins district of Paris, has been lending out oversized plush creatures since October 2018, Since the pandemic cut short public life in the French capital last year, the bookseller's bears have been spotted sitting at a bus stop and in shops to remind customers of social distancing rules. (Photo by Francois Mori/AP Photo)

A teddy bear placed on a traffic roundabout by Philippe Labourel, who wants to be named “Le papa des nounours”, “Teddy Bear father”, in Paris, Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Philippe Labourel, a bookshop owner, situated in the Gobelins district of Paris, has been lending out oversized plush creatures since October 2018, Since the pandemic cut short public life in the French capital last year, the bookseller’s bears have been spotted sitting at a bus stop and in shops to remind customers of social distancing rules. (Photo by Francois Mori/AP Photo)

Together for Peru transgender congressional candidate Gahela Cari, campaigns in the Casachacra shanty town on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Saturday, March 27, 2021. Like virtually all political candidates, Cari has had to face off attacks over her proposals during her campaign for a seat in Peru's congress, but unlike the rest, she has also had to fend off transphobic harassment. (Photo by Martin Mejia/AP Photo)

Together for Peru transgender congressional candidate Gahela Cari, campaigns in the Casachacra shanty town on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Saturday, March 27, 2021. Like virtually all political candidates, Cari has had to face off attacks over her proposals during her campaign for a seat in Peru’s congress, but unlike the rest, she has also had to fend off transphobic harassment. (Photo by Martin Mejia/AP Photo)

Catholic faithful take part in the aquatic re-enactment of the Way of the Cross on Lake Cocibolca, or Lake Nicaragua, in Granada, some 48 km southeast of Managua, on March 29, 2021, amid Holy Week celebrations. (Photo by Inti Ocon/AFP Photo)

Catholic faithful take part in the aquatic re-enactment of the Way of the Cross on Lake Cocibolca, or Lake Nicaragua, in Granada, some 48 km southeast of Managua, on March 29, 2021, amid Holy Week celebrations. (Photo by Inti Ocon/AFP Photo)

Raymond Hinze
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