2021: A year in review

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2021 started with riots at the US Capitol. A new American president was sworn in without crowds.
A new leader in the White House, but tensions in the U.S.-China relationship ​remained.
Vaccines rolled out with the hope that the pandemic would ​soon end.
But people refusing the shots and new variants showed us the war against COVID was far from over.
2021 did see a chaotic end to another war.
And the Taliban retook Afghanistan.
A nation of 1.4 billion people celebrated 100 years of the Chinese Communist Party.
And the world celebrated the Olympics in Tokyo 2020, delayed because of the pandemic.
A busy year in Space. China’s space station ​took shape and tourists boldly went where few civilian​s had gone before.