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Tuscaloosa is headed back to school! Check out the sweetest, smiliest faces of our area's students on their first day of a new school year:

LOOK: Tuscaloosa, Alabama Goes Back to School!

We asked our readers to send us their children's back-to-school pictures for 2021. Join us in congratulating these sweet students for heading back to school, and wish them a great year!

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Alabama COVID-19 Vaccine Breakdown (June 2021)

Each graphic shows how many people are vaccinated in all of Alabama's 67 counties, plus the percentage of vaccinated people versus that county's total population. This data was pulled from the Alabama Department of Public Health, county health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.