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AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean

JANAURY 15-22, 2021

This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press Photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by AP photo editor Tomas Stargardter in Mexico City.

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A woman pulls her empty oxygen tank to the line of people waiting outside a shop that refills them in the Villa El Salvador shantytown of Lima, Peru, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The store is limited to refilling 20 tanks a day. (AP PhotoMartin Mejia)

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Residents watch a forest first move closer in Quilpue, Chile, late afternoon Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Thousands of people have been asked to evacuate after six homes and 120 hectares (about 296 acres) have burned since the fire started the previous night, according to CONAF, Chile's National Forest Corporation. (Andres PinaAton Chile via AP)

A demonstrator wears a mask with text written in Portuguese that reads "Bolsonaro Out," during a protest against Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro pandemic response, outside the Planalto presidential palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP PhotoEraldo Peres)

Empty vials that contained the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit in a pile at the Posta Central Hospital in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (AP PhotoEsteban Felix)

A woman and a girl walk away as Honduran migrants confront Guatemalan soldiers and police blocking them from advancing toward the US, on the highway in Vado Hondo, Guatemala, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. The roadblock was strategically placed at a chokepoint on the two-lane highway flanked by a tall mountainside and a wall leaving the migrants with few options. (AP PhotoSandra Sebastian)

The Spanish message "Mobile barricade" covers the front of a homemade tank known as a "monster" during patrols by a female-led, self-defense group along the edge of El Terrero, where it shares a border with the town of Aguililla, in Michoacan state, Mexico, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. The rural area is traversed by dirt roads, through which they fear Jalisco gunmen could penetrate at a time when the homicide rate in Michoacán has spiked to levels not seen since 2013. (AP PhotoArmando Solis)

Elide Merlini, 76, waits for her COVID-19 vaccine produced by China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd., during the start of the vaccination for elderly people who live in public shelters, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (AP PhotoMarcelo Chello)

A healthcare worker looks at the x-ray of a patient's lung as he updates the patient's relative in the receiving area for people who suspect they are infected with the new coronavirus at the General Hospital in La Paz, Bolivia, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (AP PhotoJuan Karita)

People run past a burning barricade during a demonstration demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Moise has one more year in power, but a growing groundswell of opposition is organizing protests and demanding he resign next month amid spiraling crime, a crumbling economy and approval of what critics say are illegal presidential decrees and unconstitutional moves, worrying many that Moïse is amassing too much power as he enters his second year of rule by decree. (AP Photo Joseph Odelyn)

Boca Juniors' Yamila Rodriguez, front, celebrates with teammates after scoring against River Plate during the Argentine female soccer league final championship match at Jose Amalfitani stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (Agustin MarcarianPool via AP)