17 incredible images that tell the story of 2021

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It's been another dramatic year, featuring everything from the continued effects of the COVID pandemic to spectacular sporting achievements, political upheaval, Mother Nature's devastation and more. 

Whether politics, sport, society or scenery, every major moment has been captured by photographers and videographers documenting some of the most iconic scenes and moments that 2021 had to offer. 

Some of those images mark a moment in time, while others tell a story in a way no words can. 

From milestones in the effects of coronavirus on Britain, to key moments like the death of Prince Philip or the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey, those images become ingrained in people's minds. 

Sporting successes like England's near-historic journey in the European Championships or the Olympics as well as Emma Raducanu's victory at the US Open and Lewis Hamilton's dramatic end to the Formula 1 season, were all captured on camera.

Away from sport, Mother Nature was seen through the lens as photographers documented the damage by Storm Arwen. 

And in the world of politics, everything from the G7 Summit in Cornwall to the COP26, the fallout of revelations that government aides gathered against lockdown rules and the effects of COVID rules and Brexit all contributed to some of the key images of 2021.

Here are 17 of the best images documenting some of the key moments of 2021.

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