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Best Pictures of the Year 2021, Part 50/102

Best Pictures of the Year 2021, Part 50/102
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Passengers rest while riding the Palma-Soller train in the Spanish Balearic Island of Mallorca on July 14, 2021. Inaugurated in 1912, the Palma-Soller railway line is one of the oldest routes still in operation in Spain. The wagons and locomotives retain their original designs, with maintenance and repairs carried out in the railway's own workshops, respecting the initial model. (Photo by Jaime Reina/AFP Photo)

Passengers rest while riding the Palma-Soller train in the Spanish Balearic Island of Mallorca on July 14, 2021. Inaugurated in 1912, the Palma-Soller railway line is one of the oldest routes still in operation in Spain. The wagons and locomotives retain their original designs, with maintenance and repairs carried out in the railway’s own workshops, respecting the initial model. (Photo by Jaime Reina/AFP Photo)

Ice covers trees at dawn during a cold snap in Sao Joaquim, Brazil, Wednesday, July 28, 2021. A fierce cold snap on Wednesday night prompted snowfall in southern Brazil where such weather is a phenomenon. (Photo by Mycchel Legnaghi/AP Photo)

Ice covers trees at dawn during a cold snap in Sao Joaquim, Brazil, Wednesday, July 28, 2021. A fierce cold snap on Wednesday night prompted snowfall in southern Brazil where such weather is a phenomenon. (Photo by Mycchel Legnaghi/AP Photo)

Palestinians gather for Eid al-Adha prayer next to the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (Photo by Mahmoud Illean/AP Photo)

Palestinians gather for Eid al-Adha prayer next to the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (Photo by Mahmoud Illean/AP Photo)

Russia's Angelina Melnikova competes in the balance beam event of the artistic gymnastics women's team final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo on July 27, 2021. (Photo by Loic Venance/AFP Photo)

Russia’s Angelina Melnikova competes in the balance beam event of the artistic gymnastics women’s team final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo on July 27, 2021. (Photo by Loic Venance/AFP Photo)

A particpant with her face painted looks on during the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Pride Parade in Pristina, on July 1, 2021. Hundreds of Kosovo people walk along the main street during a pride march demanding “freedom” and “equal rights” in the patriarchal and Muslim majority country with little tolerant views on sexuality. This weekend's Pride marches in cities around the world come in the wake of a row in Europe over different countries approach to the LGBTQ rights. (Photo by Armend Nimani/AFP Photo)

A particpant with her face painted looks on during the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Pride Parade in Pristina, on July 1, 2021. Hundreds of Kosovo people walk along the main street during a pride march demanding “freedom” and “equal rights” in the patriarchal and Muslim majority country with little tolerant views on sexuality. This weekend’s Pride marches in cities around the world come in the wake of a row in Europe over different countries approach to the LGBTQ rights. (Photo by Armend Nimani/AFP Photo)

In this July 25, 2021, file photo, members of team China walk to the next apparatus during the women's artistic gymnastic qualifications at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Tokyo Olympians are exercising extraordinary discipline against the coronavirus. They are sealed off in a sanitary bubble that has made competition possible but is also squeezing a lot of fun from their Olympic experience. (Photo by Ashley Landis/AP Photo/File)

In this July 25, 2021, file photo, members of team China walk to the next apparatus during the women’s artistic gymnastic qualifications at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Tokyo Olympians are exercising extraordinary discipline against the coronavirus. They are sealed off in a sanitary bubble that has made competition possible but is also squeezing a lot of fun from their Olympic experience. (Photo by Ashley Landis/AP Photo/File)

A fire truck is pictured in a forest on the slopes of the Throodos mountain chain, as a giant fire rages on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, during the night of July 3, 2021. A huge forest blaze in Cyprus has killed four people, destroyed homes and forced evacuations of villages as Greece and other countries deployed fire-fighting planes to the Mediterranean island The fire began yesterday afternoon and has swept through districts in the southern foothills of the Troodos mountains as the country grapples with a blistering heatwave (Photo by AFP Photo/Stringer)

A fire truck is pictured in a forest on the slopes of the Throodos mountain chain, as a giant fire rages on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, during the night of July 3, 2021. A huge forest blaze in Cyprus has killed four people, destroyed homes and forced evacuations of villages as Greece and other countries deployed fire-fighting planes to the Mediterranean island The fire began yesterday afternoon and has swept through districts in the southern foothills of the Troodos mountains as the country grapples with a blistering heatwave (Photo by AFP Photo/Stringer)

Virginie Viard with models on the runway during the Chanel Couture Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2021/2022 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 06, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)

Virginie Viard with models on the runway during the Chanel Couture Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2021/2022 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 06, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)

England's forward Harry Kane (R) shoots and scores a penalty kick past Denmark's goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel (Back) during the UEFA EURO 2020 semi-final football match between England and Denmark at Wembley Stadium in London on July 7, 2021. (Photo by Frank Augstein/Pool via AFP Photo)

England’s forward Harry Kane (R) shoots and scores a penalty kick past Denmark’s goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel (Back) during the UEFA EURO 2020 semi-final football match between England and Denmark at Wembley Stadium in London on July 7, 2021. (Photo by Frank Augstein/Pool via AFP Photo)

This picture shows dinosaur toys outside the abandoned “Wonderland Eurasia” theme park near the Turkish capital, Ankara, on July 5, 2021. The decaying dinosaur toys outside the abandoned theme park tell the tale of grand ambition, waste and troubles facing the long-ruling party of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The problems started early for “Wonderland Eurasia”, meant to be Europe's largest amusement venue and billed by Erdogan as “a symbol of pride” at its opening in Ankara in March 2019. The park closed less than a year after it opened when the operator struggled to pay staff wages and electricity bills since there were not enough customers. (Photo by Adem Altan/AFP Photo)

This picture shows dinosaur toys outside the abandoned “Wonderland Eurasia” theme park near the Turkish capital, Ankara, on July 5, 2021. The decaying dinosaur toys outside the abandoned theme park tell the tale of grand ambition, waste and troubles facing the long-ruling party of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The problems started early for “Wonderland Eurasia”, meant to be Europe’s largest amusement venue and billed by Erdogan as “a symbol of pride” at its opening in Ankara in March 2019. The park closed less than a year after it opened when the operator struggled to pay staff wages and electricity bills since there were not enough customers. (Photo by Adem Altan/AFP Photo)

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 02, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 02, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

In this July 27, 2021, file photo, face masks is attached to the arrows of Britain's Bryony Pitman during the women's individual eliminations at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo Olympians are exercising extraordinary discipline against the coronavirus. They are sealed off in a sanitary bubble that has made competition possible but is also squeezing a lot of fun from their Olympic experience. (Photo by Alessandra Tarantino/AP Photo/File)

In this July 27, 2021, file photo, face masks is attached to the arrows of Britain’s Bryony Pitman during the women’s individual eliminations at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo Olympians are exercising extraordinary discipline against the coronavirus. They are sealed off in a sanitary bubble that has made competition possible but is also squeezing a lot of fun from their Olympic experience. (Photo by Alessandra Tarantino/AP Photo/File)

This picture shows abandoned material near “Wonderland Eurasia” theme park near the Turkish capital, Ankara, on July 5, 2021. The decaying dinosaur toys outside the abandoned theme park tell the tale of grand ambition, waste and troubles facing the long-ruling party of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The problems started early for “Wonderland Eurasia”, meant to be Europe's largest amusement venue and billed by Erdogan as “a symbol of pride” at its opening in Ankara in March 2019. The park closed less than a year after it opened when the operator struggled to pay staff wages and electricity bills since there were not enough customers. (Photo by Adem Altan/AFP Photo)

This picture shows abandoned material near “Wonderland Eurasia” theme park near the Turkish capital, Ankara, on July 5, 2021. The decaying dinosaur toys outside the abandoned theme park tell the tale of grand ambition, waste and troubles facing the long-ruling party of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The problems started early for “Wonderland Eurasia”, meant to be Europe’s largest amusement venue and billed by Erdogan as “a symbol of pride” at its opening in Ankara in March 2019. The park closed less than a year after it opened when the operator struggled to pay staff wages and electricity bills since there were not enough customers. (Photo by Adem Altan/AFP Photo)

A model wears a creation for Dior's Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2021-2022 fashion collection presented Monday, July 5, 2021, in Paris. (Photo by Michel Euler/AP Photo)

A model wears a creation for Dior’s Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2021-2022 fashion collection presented Monday, July 5, 2021, in Paris. (Photo by Michel Euler/AP Photo)

A man plays the tuba as the National Guard patrols downtown Jerez, Zacatecas state, Mexico, Friday, July 16, 2021. For years, much of Mexico's violence was focused along its northern border in cities like Tijuana, Ciudad Juarez and Nuevo Laredo. Now Zacatecas, including in the state capital of the same name, awaken everyday to the violence. (Photo by Marco Ugarte/AP Photo)

A man plays the tuba as the National Guard patrols downtown Jerez, Zacatecas state, Mexico, Friday, July 16, 2021. For years, much of Mexico’s violence was focused along its northern border in cities like Tijuana, Ciudad Juarez and Nuevo Laredo. Now Zacatecas, including in the state capital of the same name, awaken everyday to the violence. (Photo by Marco Ugarte/AP Photo)

French Air Force Patrouille de France perform during a rehearsal for the Bastille Day parade in Paris Monday, July 12, 2021. Bastille Day is the French national holiday that commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution on July 14, 1789. (Photo by Lewis Joly/AP Photo)

French Air Force Patrouille de France perform during a rehearsal for the Bastille Day parade in Paris Monday, July 12, 2021. Bastille Day is the French national holiday that commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution on July 14, 1789. (Photo by Lewis Joly/AP Photo)

American model Noelle Capri poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film “Everything Went Fine” at the 74th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP Photo)

American model Noelle Capri poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film “Everything Went Fine” at the 74th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP Photo)

Raymond Hinze
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