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2021 in pictures: Life and death during the COVID pandemic

Our top photography from the continuing coronavirus pandemic this year.

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2021 in pictures: Life and death during the COVID pandemic

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  1. 2021 in pictures: Life and death during the COVID pandemic

  2. People wait to cremate victims who died due to the coronavirus disease, at a crematorium ground in New Delhi, India, April 23, 2021. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

  3. First responder Robson Felix da Silva, member of an Emergency Mobile Care Service (SAMU) team, resuscitates a patient suspected to have the coronavirus in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

  4. A protester confronts riot police officers during a demonstration against France's restrictions, including compulsory health passes, to fight the coronavirus pandemic, in Paris, France, September 11, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

  5. Yoshia Uomoto, 98, reacts as her son Mark Uomoto and niece Gail Yamada surprise her with their first in-person visit in a year, after COVID restrictions are lifted at Nikkei Manor, an assisted living facility primarily serving Japanese-American

  6. Kelvia Andrea Goncalves, 16, is supported by her aunt Vanderleia dos Reis Brasao, 37, as she reacts during the burial of her mother Andrea dos Reis Brasao, 39, who passed away due to the coronavirus, at the Parque Taruma cemetery in Manaus, Brazil,

  7. Stuttgart Ballet company dancers Elisa Badenes and Friedemann Vogel take part in a performance entitled "Social Distance Stacks" from conceptual artist Florian Mehnert at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart, Germany, February 26, 2021.

  8. Long COVID sufferer Susana Matarranz, a 44-year-old primary school teacher, poses for a photograph taken through blue plastic, in Madrid, Spain, March 8, 2021. The photograph was taken through blue plastic to visualise the effects of long COVID.

  9. A man is doused by a water cannon during clashes as people gather at the Bois de la Cambre/Ter Kamerenbos park for a party called "La Boum 2" in defiance of Belgium's coronavirus social distancing measures and restrictions, in Brussels, Belgium, May

  10. Boris Bryant, a COVID positive patient, lays in his isolation room at the Covid-19 unit at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S., August 16, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

  11. Mr Lordi of the Finnish hard rock band Lordi receives the second dose of COVID-19 vaccination in an event organized in Rovaniemi, Finland, August 1, 2021. Lehtikuva/Jouni Porsanger

  12. Medical workers move a patient at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Sotiria hospital in Athens, Greece, February 9, 2021. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

  13. Betty Nelson, 81, who got in line at 6 a.m., reads on her tablet while waiting for a coronavirus vaccine clinic run by the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe to open in Sequim, Washington, January 23, 2021.

  14. Women hide their faces in a night club during a civil police operation tackling COVID restrictions violations, amid a rise in coronavirus disease cases and deaths in Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 2, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

  15. A migrant worker passes his son through a bus window as they return to their village, after Delhi government ordered a six-day lockdown to limit the spread of the coronavirus, in Ghaziabad on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, April 20, 2021.

  16. People line up for coronavirus tests in their vehicles at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, January 4, 2021. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

  17. A drone sprays disinfectant over volunteers disinfecting a school following local cases of the coronavirus in Lanzhou, Gansu province, China, 27, 2021. China Daily via REUTERS

  18. A Naga Sadhu, or Hindu holy man wears a mask before the procession for taking a dip in the Ganges river during Shahi Snan at "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Haridwar, India, April 12, 2021. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

  19. Patients suffering from the coronavirus disease are treated at the casualty ward in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital, in New Delhi, India, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

  20. Patients suffering from the coronavirus lay in beds at the Stark Arena sports venue, turned into a COVID-19 hospital in Belgrade, Serbia, April 22, 2021. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

  21. Dr. Mayank Amin draws the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine at a clinic ran by Skippack Pharmacy in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, U.S., March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah Beier

  22. Municipal health workers travel on a boat along the Solimoes river banks, where Ribeirinhos (river dwellers) live, to administer the AstraZeneca/Oxford virus vaccine for the coronavirus to the residents, in Manacapuru, Amazonas state, Brazil,

  23. People wait to receive a dose of the coronavirus vaccine at an immediate vaccination center operating at the Sadat underground metro station, in Cairo, Egypt, November 14, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

  24. Ardi Novriansyah, 41, a volunteer undertaker wears personal protective equipment as he takes a short-break while carrying the coffin of 64-year-old Yoyoh Sa'diah who passed away due to complications related to COVID-19 whilst isolating at her home in

  25. Nirma Devi, 31, and Phula Devi, 30, hold boxes containing COVISHIELD vaccines as they pose for a picture at Malana village in Kullu district in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh, India, September 14, 2021.

  26. A healthcare worker is pictured at a swabbing station during the coronavirus outbreak in Singapore, January 25, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su

  27. A patient suffering from mental illness, treated by the Jamrud Biru foundation, reacts as he receives a dose of the vaccine against the coronavirus during a vaccination program in Bekasi, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, August 4, 2021.

  28. An aerial view of a barricade of burned cars and debris on a round-about blocking the traffic on highway N1 after violent demonstrations which broke out over COVID-19 protocols, in Petit-Bourg, Guadeloupe, November 23, 2021.  REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

  29. Penny Parkin, 69, who was exposed to COVID-19 on March 23, 2020, takes her daily afternoon nap while her husband, John Parkin, 85, reads the newspaper, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, U.S., March 17, 2021.

  30. Adrian James, 2, who tested positive for the coronavirus, breathes with the help of a ventilator at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, October 5, 2021.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

  31. A paramedic aboard an ambulance holds a white balloon during a tribute for nurse Hortencia Collazo, who died of the coronavirus, outside the hospital where she worked in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

  32. Municipal healthcare workers examine the body of Shirlene Morais Costa, who died at home at the age of 53 after reporting symptoms consistent with COVID-19, in Manaus, Brazil, January 11, 2021. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

  33. Five year-old Milo from Chula Vista, California, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine at Rady's Children's hospital vaccination clinic in San Diego, California, U.S., November 3, 2021.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

  34. People take part in a screaming session as they seek emotional release from coronavirus confinements, in an open area near Ra'anana, Israel February 7, 2021. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

  35. Funeral coordinator Eddie Martinez pauses before moving some caskets at the Hollywood Forever cemetery as it struggles to keep up with demand during the outbreak of coronavirus in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 3, 2021.

  36. Performers react as they watch a pop up Broadway performance in anticipation of Broadway reopening, in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., March 12, 2021. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

  37. Madrid Emergency Service (SUMMA) UVI-3 unit's Dr Navid Behzadi Koochani treats a patient inside his home during the coronavirus outbreak in Madrid, Spain, March 2, 2021. "These are situations that affect you emotionally...

  38. Antonio Cervantes brings gifts to the grave of his wife Gabriela, who died of the coronavirus, for Valentine's Day, at a cemetery in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, U.S., February 14, 2021. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

  39. Nicky Clough visits her mother Pam Harrison in her bedroom at Alexander House Care Home for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown restrictions began to ease, in London, Britain, March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

  40. New York City Fire Department (FDNY) union members, municipal workers and others demonstrate during a protest against the city's COVID-19 vaccine mandates on Manhattan's Upper East Side in New York City, U.S., October 28, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar

  41. A woman cries during the cremation of her husband, who died from the coronavirus, at a crematorium in New Delhi, India, May 5, 2021. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

  42. Bianca Toniolo, 3, smiles as she has a video call with her mother Chiara Zuddas, 32, who is self-isolating in a bedroom after having contact with someone with coronavirus, in this picture taken by Bianca's father who is also in quarantine at home

  43. Zaquiel Augusto da Silva, 82, waits for Sinovac's CoronaVac coronavirus vaccine in his room, as healthcare workers administer the vaccine to the elderly who cannot leave home, in the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 12, 2021.

  44. Jill and Stephen Brownbill react as they meet their newly born grandson Rocco while arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport as the U.S.

  45. Aanchal Sharma cries over the body of her husband, who died from the coronavirus, inside an ambulance at a crematorium ground in New Delhi, India, April 30, 2021. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

  46. A worker rests while preparing a grave at a burial area provided by the government for coronavirus victims, as case surge in Bekasi, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, July 15, 2021. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

  47. A nursing home resident receives a dose of Sinovac's CoronaVac coronavirus vaccine as Chile starts to vaccinate elderly people living in nursing homes in Santiago, Chile, February 4, 2021. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

  48. A health worker from St Thomas' hospital stands behind a wall being painted in hearts as a memorial to all those who have died so far in the UK from COVID-19, in London, Britain, March 29, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville

  49. A patient suffering from the coronavirus breathes with a mask in an isolation room at a hospital in Bogor, Indonesia, January 26, 2021. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

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