Photos of the year
Updated 06:15, 22-Dec-2021
Omar Elwafaii


A UN report released in Feb. says humans are making Earth a broken and increasingly unlivable planet through climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution. Here are photos showing the crisis.

To ensure Earth can sustain us, scientists say the world must make dramatic changes to society, economics, and daily life.


Life Goes On

Many people faced difficulties in 2021, but somehow carried through the tough second year of the pandemic. Here are some photos showcasing how people in 2021 tried - and sometimes succeeded - being normal.


The Pandemic

The pandemic has changed the way people around the world are living. Here are eight powerful photos showing the impact COVID-19 has had around the world, and how many dealt with the second year of lockdowns.



This year saw the end of 20 years of U.S. occupation in Afghanistan, and the rise and complete takeover of the country by the Taliban. Here are some of CGTN's top Afghanistan photos of the year.



Many people are fleeing their homes and risking their lives in search of peace and prosperity. CGTN looks back at the pictures which brought the migration crisis to the forefront.

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