2021 was another extraordinary period for news and investigations, in the Guardian’s 200th anniversary year. Twelve months of Covid stories ranged from the hope of vaccination through to government mismanagement. It was also the year of Cop26, with world leaders and activists gathering in an attempt to slow the climate crisis. There were protests against injustice, including those about violence against women in the UK. It was also a year of global political shifts, not least in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, it was a year of sporting inspiration in Euro 2020, the Olympics, and Emma Raducanu’s improbable US Open victory. Here are some of the highlights of our journalism over that time.
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