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Cartagena's historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and contains some of the best preserved examples of 18th century military architecture in the Caribbean. The city's walls were built with slave labor.

Where The World has been in 2021 — the year in pictures

From migrants in Greece, to the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, to rebuilding Lebanon and Haiti, our correspondents from around the globe bring you images of the important stories of 2021.

Where The World has been in 2021 — the year in pictures
Newly trained female officers from the Afghan National Army sit in front seats as a new batch of officers attend their graduation ceremony at National Army's training center in Kabul on Sept. 23, 2010. 

Two decades of war and daily life in Afghanistan

Two decades of war and daily life in Afghanistan
A crowd of survivors are shown standing and sitting on a bridge with several damaged buildings in the distance.

The only known photos from Hiroshima taken on Aug. 6, 1945

The only known photos from Hiroshima taken on Aug. 6, 1945
Several people on motorbikes and wearing helmets are shown riding in front of an ambulance.

PHOTOS: Bikers clear Indonesian streets for ambulances

PHOTOS: Bikers clear Indonesian streets for ambulances
Humpback whales undergo one of the longest migrations of any mammal on Earth — over 6,000 miles.

A NatGeo documentary reveals 'Secrets of the Whales'

A NatGeo documentary reveals 'Secrets of the Whales'
A boat with its sails up is shown at the horizon line during golden hour as a large orange moon is shown behind it.

Earth's shadow creeps across moon ahead of super blood moon

Wednesday night offers a rare cosmic event known as a super blood moon.

Earth's shadow creeps across moon ahead of super blood moon
In this Jan. 29, 2011 file photo, anti-government protesters gather in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt.

Photos: Arab uprisings began with quest for freedom and led to repression, wars

What started as a series of idealistic revolutions turned into dashed dreams of democracy and revival of authoritarian governance. The decade since has seen yet more instability and violence. 

Photos: Arab uprisings began with quest for freedom and led to repression, wars
Pilgrims are shown from above around the cube-like Kaaba in Mecca walking on specified lines and carrying colored umbrellas.

PHOTOS: Very different, symbolic hajj in Saudi Arabia amid the coronavirus

Muslim pilgrims, donning face masks and moving in small groups after days in isolation, began arriving at Islam's holiest site in Mecca on Wednesday for the start of a historically unique and scaled-down hajj experience reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic.

PHOTOS: Very different, symbolic hajj in Saudi Arabia amid the coronavirus
Abandoned snow-covered buildings

‘I am a hostage of the north’: Trapped in a post-Gulag Arctic city

Many Russians in the far north have been waiting for more than two decades to be resettled in lower latitudes. They are caught between Moscow's grand plans for Arctic development and an exodus of aging Soviet workers longing to see flowers rather than blizzards in the springtime.

‘I am a hostage of the north’: Trapped in a post-Gulag Arctic city
A view of Murmansk with a smoke stack and other buildings as the sun rises.

The sun sometimes rises: How one Russian city makes it through the polar night

Murmansk is the largest city in the Arctic Circle. Nowhere else in the world do so many people spend so long in near-perpetual darkness. On Sunday, residents came out to catch the first glimpse of the sun in 40 days.

The sun sometimes rises: How one Russian city makes it through the polar night
Sudanese protesters chant slogans during a rally calling for the former ruling party to be dissolved and for ex-officials to be put on trial in Khartoum, Sudan, Oct. 21, 2019.

Protests that rocked The World in 2019

Gas. Bread. A subway ticket: The soaring cost of everyday necessities sparked protests that spiraled into major movements in countries like France, Zimbabwe, Lebanon, Sudan and Chile. Throughout the world, citizens took to the streets in 2019 to rise up against inequality, corruption and bad governance. 

Protests that rocked The World in 2019
Jose Albeiro Camayo is show in a close-up photograph wearing a red beret.

Photos: Colombia’s Indigenous Guard, defenders of land, the environment and their own lives

Unions, students and ethnic groups have been protesting for weeks in Bogotá over President Ivan Duque's social and economic policies. In this photo essay, see the demonstrators joined by Colombia’s Indigenous Guard as they mark a third national strike with marches, chants and dancing to demand their rights.

Photos: Colombia’s Indigenous Guard, defenders of land, the environment and their own lives
Several children are shown playing with a flower-shaped light projection on a wall.

Youngest migrants in Tijuana find a safe space for learning at the 'Nest'

Thousands of people are stuck at the Mexican border as they wait to apply for asylum in the US. A new informal preschool in Tijuana is prioritizing the needs of the youngest migrants.

Youngest migrants in Tijuana find a safe space for learning at the 'Nest'
Piura Street in Ayabaca, Peru, is shown filled with people the entire length of the photo with buildings on either side.

PHOTOS: The long spiritual journey to reach the Land of the Captive

Every October, some 50,000 pilgrims arrive in Ayabaca, a small town in the Peruvian Andes, as part of an annual journey to honor Señor Cautivo de Ayabaca, or the Christ of Ayabaca.

PHOTOS: The long spiritual journey to reach the Land of the Captive
A demonstrator wearing a Guy Fawkes mask is shown walking past a large fire.

PHOTOS: Chile's Piñera extends state of emergency, says 'we are at war'

Chileans confronted hours-long lines at grocery stores and gas stations in Santiago after a weekend of chaos in which at least 11 people were killed amid violent clashes, arson attacks and looting through the country.

PHOTOS: Chile's Piñera extends state of emergency, says 'we are at war'