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A Year That Changed Us

12 Months in 150 Photos

Editors of The Associated Press
Published Nov. 15, 2021

It was a tumultuous year—one that saw insurrection at the Capitol, an ongoing global pandemic, a chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, and climate disasters around the world.

But from the bedlam also emerged hope—in the form of vaccines, neighbors helping neighbors, Americans welcoming refugees and social justice being served. 

In this special issue, relive the most significant moments—as well as lesser-known but equally impactful stories—through the extraordinary photographs captured by The Associated Press. With its worldwide network of outstanding journalists, the 175-year-old news organization offers a remarkable and immediate lens to breaking news stories across the globe.

In this singular collection, the AP tells the story of a historic year—a year that changed us, from the turbulent 2020 U.S. election season to increasingly urgent calls from the United Nations in fall 2021 to end global warming.

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