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Myanmar protesters make the three-finger salute, hold up placards with the image of Aung San Suu Kyi and shine their smartphone flashlights in Yangon on March 12.   © AFP/Jiji
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2021 in pictures: A year of coronavirus, protests, Olympic debate and more

A selection of striking images from across Asia, and the stories behind them

YUKI KOHARA, Nikkei Asia photo editor | East Asia

TOKYO -- The coronavirus again dominated the news in 2021, as parts of the world scrambled to contain one COVID wave or another while others rushed to roll out vaccination programs. As the year draws to a close, the virus is making another comeback, in the form of the highly virulent omicron variant.

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