TOKYO -- The world continued to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic this year. Many countries aimed to reopen their economies with the help of massive vaccine drives, but new variants such as delta and omicron hindered these moves -- and hopes. This year's most read stories were marked by COVID-related articles, much like last year.
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