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Best Pictures of the Year 2021, Part 40/102

Best Pictures of the Year 2021, Part 40/102
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Photograph of the flooded houses in the “Igarape do Sao Vicente”, a stream that ends in the Negro River, in Manaus, Brazil, 31 May 2021. The Negro river flood reached 29.98 meters and became the largest in 119 years of measurement. The historic flooding is caused by the high volume of rains in the first months of 2021. (Photo by Raphael Alves/EPA/EFE)

Photograph of the flooded houses in the “Igarape do Sao Vicente”, a stream that ends in the Negro River, in Manaus, Brazil, 31 May 2021. The Negro river flood reached 29.98 meters and became the largest in 119 years of measurement. The historic flooding is caused by the high volume of rains in the first months of 2021. (Photo by Raphael Alves/EPA/EFE)

Jessica Fordham (L) and Fiona Fisk pose during a photo-call to promote the 100th year not out anniversary of the Harrogate Flower Show on May 11, 2021 in Harrogate, England. The North of England Horticultural Society (NEHS) is getting ready for the start of the 100th anniversary of the iconic flower show in Harrogate. The Society’s Covid-safe Spring Essentials event, 20-23 May, will be the first major gardening show to take place in 2021 and one of only a handful due to be staged in the UK this year following the impact of Coronavirus. Set in the Great Yorkshire Showground, Spring Essentials will be different from the traditional Harrogate Spring Flower Show, but will include show favourites like gardens, plant displays and sales, garden shopping, crafts, gifts and specialist foods. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

Jessica Fordham (L) and Fiona Fisk pose during a photo-call to promote the 100th year not out anniversary of the Harrogate Flower Show on May 11, 2021 in Harrogate, England. The North of England Horticultural Society (NEHS) is getting ready for the start of the 100th anniversary of the iconic flower show in Harrogate. The Society’s Covid-safe Spring Essentials event, 20-23 May, will be the first major gardening show to take place in 2021 and one of only a handful due to be staged in the UK this year following the impact of Coronavirus. Set in the Great Yorkshire Showground, Spring Essentials will be different from the traditional Harrogate Spring Flower Show, but will include show favourites like gardens, plant displays and sales, garden shopping, crafts, gifts and specialist foods. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

A damaged mannequin lies in front of the heavily-damaged Al-Jawhara Tower in Gaza City which was hit by Israeli airstrikes overnight. Israeli air raids in the Gaza Strip have hit the homes of high-ranking members of the Hamas militant group, the military said Wednesday, with the territory's police headquarters also targeted. (Photo by Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

A damaged mannequin lies in front of the heavily-damaged Al-Jawhara Tower in Gaza City which was hit by Israeli airstrikes overnight. Israeli air raids in the Gaza Strip have hit the homes of high-ranking members of the Hamas militant group, the military said Wednesday, with the territory’s police headquarters also targeted. (Photo by Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Rescue workers gather at the site of a metro train accident after an overpass for a metro partially collapsed in Mexico City on May 3, 2021. At least 13 people were killed and dozens injured in a metro train accident in the Mexican capital on May 3, the authorities said. (Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP Photo)

Rescue workers gather at the site of a metro train accident after an overpass for a metro partially collapsed in Mexico City on May 3, 2021. At least 13 people were killed and dozens injured in a metro train accident in the Mexican capital on May 3, the authorities said. (Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP Photo)

An aerial view of the scene after an elevated section of metro track in Mexico City, carrying train cars with passengers, collapsed onto a busy road on May 03, 2021 in Mexico City, Mexico. The Line 12 accident happened as the metro train was traveling between Olivos and Tezonco Metro stations, reportedly killing at least 20 people and injuring further 70. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)

An aerial view of the scene after an elevated section of metro track in Mexico City, carrying train cars with passengers, collapsed onto a busy road on May 03, 2021 in Mexico City, Mexico. The Line 12 accident happened as the metro train was traveling between Olivos and Tezonco Metro stations, reportedly killing at least 20 people and injuring further 70. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)

Natalia Kaczmarek and Kinga Gacka and Kornelia Lesiewicz and Malgorzata Holub-Kowalik all of Poland celebrate their result during the 4x400 Metres Relay race while on Day One on the IAAF World Athletics Relays Silesia 2021 at the Merchant logo Slaski Stadium on May 01, 2021 in Chorzow, Poland. Sporting stadiums around the Poland remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Aleksandra Szmigiel/Reuters)

Natalia Kaczmarek and Kinga Gacka and Kornelia Lesiewicz and Malgorzata Holub-Kowalik all of Poland celebrate their result during the 4×400 Metres Relay race while on Day One on the IAAF World Athletics Relays Silesia 2021 at the Merchant logo Slaski Stadium on May 01, 2021 in Chorzow, Poland. Sporting stadiums around the Poland remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Aleksandra Szmigiel/Reuters)

The owner of the zoo Pierre Thivillon laughs next to a chimpanzee on May 17, 2021, at the zoological park of Saint-Martin-la-Plaine, two days ahead of its reopening as part of France's latest step toward the ending of its third nationwide Covid-19 lockdown. (Photo by Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP Photo)

The owner of the zoo Pierre Thivillon laughs next to a chimpanzee on May 17, 2021, at the zoological park of Saint-Martin-la-Plaine, two days ahead of its reopening as part of France’s latest step toward the ending of its third nationwide Covid-19 lockdown. (Photo by Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP Photo)

A man jumps on the Trocadero square in front of the Eiffel Tower where French artist and photographer known as JR set his artwork, Wednesday, May 19, 2021 in Paris. (Photo by Thibault Camus/AP Photo)

A man jumps on the Trocadero square in front of the Eiffel Tower where French artist and photographer known as JR set his artwork, Wednesday, May 19, 2021 in Paris. (Photo by Thibault Camus/AP Photo)

One of the park workers emerges from among the miniature buildings in Madurodam Park on May 19, 2021 in The Hague, Netherlands. Following the decline of COVID-19 cases in the Netherlands, the government has decided to relax the measures imposed to combat the spread of the virus. As of today, zoos and theme parks such as Madurodam, one of the most visited tourist attractions in the country, have been reopened. (Photo by Nacho Calonge/Getty Images)

One of the park workers emerges from among the miniature buildings in Madurodam Park on May 19, 2021 in The Hague, Netherlands. Following the decline of COVID-19 cases in the Netherlands, the government has decided to relax the measures imposed to combat the spread of the virus. As of today, zoos and theme parks such as Madurodam, one of the most visited tourist attractions in the country, have been reopened. (Photo by Nacho Calonge/Getty Images)

Residents relax in the Embassy Gardens Sky Pool, a suspended transparent acrylic swimming pool, with the U.S. Embassy building seen behind, London, Britain on May 27, 2021. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

Residents relax in the Embassy Gardens Sky Pool, a suspended transparent acrylic swimming pool, with the U.S. Embassy building seen behind, London, Britain on May 27, 2021. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

Models prepare backstage ahead of the “Romance Was Born” show during Afterpay Fashion Week Australia Resort 22 Collections at Carriageworks on May 31, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jessica Hromas/The Guardian)

Models prepare backstage ahead of the “Romance Was Born” show during Afterpay Fashion Week Australia Resort 22 Collections at Carriageworks on May 31, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jessica Hromas/The Guardian)

Raymond Hinze
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