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The Year in Photos of 2020
A look at some of best news photos of 2020 from around the world.
January 01, 2021 08:57 AM
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Riot police wash the face of a protester who was pepper sprayed while getting detained after an anti-parallel trading protest at Sheung Shui, a border town in Hong Kong, Jan. 5, 2020.
Venezuela’s National Assembly President and opposition leader Juan Guaido tries to climb the fence to enter the compound of the Assembly in Caracas, after he and other opposition lawmakers were blocked by police, Jan. 5, 2020.
Coffins of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and others who were killed in Iraq by a U.S. drone strike, are carried on a truck surrounded by mourners during a funeral procession, in the city of Mashhad, Iran, Jan. 5, 2020.
Rescue workers carry the body of a victim of a Ukrainian plane crash in Shahedshahr, southwest of Tehran, Iran, Jan. 8, 2020. The passenger jet carrying 176 people crashed, just minutes after taking off from Tehran's main airport, killing all on board.
A woman collects dried incense sticks at a courtyard in Quang Phu Cau village on the outskirts of Hanoi, ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations, referred to in Vietnam as Tet, Jan. 9, 2020.
A member of the Australian Defense Force picks up an injured Koala after it was treated for burns at a makeshift field hospital at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park on Kangaroo Island, Jan. 14, 2020.
A man walks on a road blanketed with volcanic ash from the erupting Taal volcano in Tagaytay, Philippines, Jan. 14, 2020.
Officials in protective suits check on an elderly man wearing a facemask who collapsed and died on a street near a hospital in Wuhan, China, Jan. 30, 2020. China reported the death toll of coronavirus had climbed to 213 with nearly 10,000 infections.
Sneakers and a Los Angeles Lakers jersey with the number 8 worn by NBA star Kobe Bryant hang at a memorial for Bryant in Los Angeles, Feb. 2, 2020, a week after he was killed in a helicopter crash.
Officials in full protective gear disinfect Indonesian students upon the arrival at Hang Nadim international airport in Batam, following their evacuation from Wuhan, China, due to the coronavirus outbreak. (photo released by Indonesian Embassy)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) rips up a copy of U.S. President Donald Trump's speech after his State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress in the House Chamber of the Capitol in Washington, Feb. 4, 2020.
(GRAPHIC WARNING) Members of the White Helmets remove the body of a victim from the rubble of a building, hit during an airstrike by government forces on the rebel-held town of Ariha in Syria's Idlib province, Feb. 5, 2020.
Medical workers in protective suits attend to novel coronavirus patients at the intensive care unit (ICU) of a designated hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, Feb. 6, 2020. (Credit: China Daily)
President Donald Trump holds up a newspaper with the headline that reads "Trump acquitted" during the 68th annual National Prayer Breakfast, at the Washington Hilton in Washington, Feb. 6, 2020.
A makeshift memorial for Li Wenliang, a doctor who issued an early warning about the coronavirus outbreak before it was officially recognized, is seen after Li died of the virus, at Central Hospital of Wuhan in Hubei province, China. Feb. 7, 2020.
A shopper wearing a protective face mask sorts items in her shopping cart next to bare supermarket shelves in Hong Kong, Feb. 6, 2020.
Migrants cross Meric river toward the Turkey's Pazarkule border crossing with Greece's Kastanies, near Edirne, Turkey, March 1, 2020.
People wearing protective masks, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, are seen at the Shinagawa station in Tokyo, Japan, March 2, 2020.
Masked Kyrgyz nationalists attack women's rights activists during the celebration of the International Women's Day at Victory Square in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, March 8, 2020.
A student confronts riot police during a protest against Chile's President Sebastian Pinera government, in Santiago, March 11, 2020.
A Palestinian man rides a donkey-drawn cart transporting an old car to a scrap yard, in Gaza City, March 15, 2020.
Subway riders wear protective masks and gloves on a sparsely populated car during morning hours due to COVID-19 concerns that are driving down ridership, March 19, 2020, in New York.
Schoolteacher Marzio Toniolo, 35, takes a picture of his 2-year-old daughter, Bianca, painting his toenails at their home during the coronavirus lockdown in San Fiorano, Italy, March 20, 2020.
A destroyed car is seen following a 5.3 magnitude earthquake in Zagreb, Croatia, March 22, 2020.
Pope Francis delivers the Urbi and Orbi prayer in an empty St. Peter's Square at the Vatican during the COVID-19 pandemic, March 27, 2020.
A police officer chases street vendors in Kampala, Uganda, March 26, 2020, after President Yoweri Museveni directed the public to stay home for 32 days due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A local priest blesses coffins that have been piling up in a church due to a high number of deaths, before they are taken away by military trucks, as Italy struggles to contain the spread of COVID-19, in Seriate, Italy March 28, 2020.
Police inspector Rajesh Babu (C) wearing a coronavirus-themed helmet speaks to a family on a motorbike at a checkpoint during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown in Chennai, India, March 28, 2020.
Iraqi health ministry workers pray by a coffin of a person who died from coronavirus at a new cemetery for the people outside the town of Najaf, March 30, 2020.
A goat sits by a reserved sign in Llandudno, Wales, Britain, March 31, 2020. A herd of Kashmir goats has invaded a Welsh seaside resort after the coronavirus lockdown left the streets deserted.
A medical staffer looks through the window of a medicalized TGV high-speed train at the Gare d'Austerlitz train station in Paris, France, before evacuating patients infected with COVID-19 to other hospitals in the Brittany region, April 1, 2020.
Manager Alisha Narvaez and resident funeral director Nicole Warring of International Funeral & Cremation Services in Harlem, carry a deceased person into the basement area, during the COVID-19 outbreak, in Manhattan, New York City, April 2, 2020.
Jason Baird, dressed as Spiderman, does a stunt to cheer up local children in Stockport as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Britain, April 1, 2020.
Photos taken by drone show bodies being buried on New York's Hart Island, where the department of corrections is dealing with more burials overall, amid the coronavirus outbreak in New York City, April 9, 2020.
A car and a truck transport coffins containing the remains of people who are believed to have died from complications of the new coronavirus, to a cemetery in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 11, 2020.
Health workers wearing protective face masks react during a tribute for their co-worker Esteban, a male nurse that died of complications related to COVID-19, outside the Severo Ochoa Hospital in Leganes, Spain, April 13, 2020.
A member of a privately-funded NGO fumigates and disinfects the streets and the stalls at Parklands City Park Market in Kenya to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, April 15, 2020.
Doctor Katharina Franz and paramedic Andreas Hankel reanimate a patient during preparations for his transport in the special isolation chamber "IsoArk", for highly infectious COVID-19 patients, in Hanau, Germany, April 16, 2020.
Bioluminescent algae glows in the crashing waves as a lifeguard tower sits on an empty beach during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Encinitas, California, April 18, 2020.
Health care workers stand in the street in counter-protest to hundreds of people who gathered at the State Capitol to demand the stay-at-home order be lifted in Denver, Colorado, April 19, 2020.
Ayse Mehmet, whose daughter Sonya Kaygan died from complications related to COVID-19, has tears wiped by her three-year-old granddaughter, also named Ayse, at her home in Enfield, Britain, April 27, 2020.
A health worker tends to her colleague, who fainted due to exhaustion at a COVID-19 testing camp in New Delhi, India, April 27, 2020.
Women clerics wearing protective clothing and "chador," a head-to-toe garment, arrive at a cemetery to prepare the body of a person who died from COVID-19 for a funeral, in Ghaemshahr, Iran, April 30, 2020.
A displaced family of Tareq Abu Ziad, from the town of Ariha in the southern countryside of the Idlib province, Syria, break their fast for the sunset "iftar" meal, at their destroyed home, May 4, 2020, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
A police officer raises a baton at a man who, according to police, had broken the social distancing rule, outside a wine shop during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the COVID-19 in New Delhi, India, May 4, 2020.
An Afghan security personnel carries a newborn baby from a hospital, at the site of an attack in Kabul, May 12, 2020.
Italian violinist Fiamma Flavia Paolucci performs at Tor Vergata Hospital in Rome, May 12, 2020, during the country's partial lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19.
Police officers detain Ugandan academic Stella Nyanzi, May 18, 2020, for protesting against the way the government distributes the relief food and the lockdown situation to control the spread of COVID-19 outbreak in Kampala.
Rescue workers and local residents search for survivors in the wreckage of a plane that crashed with nearly 100 people onboard in a residential area of Karachi, Pakistan, May 22, 2020.
Protesters gather in front of a liquor store in flames in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 28, 2020, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes.
Police order motorists to the ground from their vehicle, May 31, 2020, during a protest in Minneapolis, Minnesota, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer pressed a knee into his neck for several minutes.
U.S. President Donald Trump holds a Bible as he visits outside St. John's Church across Lafayette Park from the White House, June 1, 2020, in Washington. Park of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, center, and other members of Congress kneel and observe a moment of silence at the Capitol's Emancipation Hall, June 8, 2020, in Washington, reading the names of George Floyd and others killed during police interactions.
A protester carries an injured counterprotester to safety, near the Waterloo station during a Black Lives Matter protest following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, in London, June 13, 2020.
A couple draws their firearms on protesters during a protest against St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, in St. Louis, Missouri, June 28, 2020.
Lily Hendrickx, 83, a resident at Belgian nursing home "Le Jardin de Picardie" hugs Marie-Christine Desoer, the director of the residence, through a wall made with plastic sheets, in Peruwelz, July 1, 2020.
A coffin wrapped in plastic containing the body of an unidentified man, who died last week, sits on a wheelbarrow in the middle of a street in Cochabamba, Bolivia, July 4, 2020. Funeral services are overwhelmed as new coronavirus cases rapidly multiply.
Cemetery workers carry the coffin of a person who died of COVID-19 for burial at the Martires 19 de Julio cemetery in Comas, on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, July 8, 2020.
NHRA top fuel driver Kyle Wurtzel explodes an engine on fire during qualifying for the E3 Spark Plugs Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Clemont, Indiana, July 11, 2020. (Credit: Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)
Boys cover their faces with plastic bags while pushing a handcart during rainfall in Peshawar, Pakistan, July 12, 2020.
Residents ride a boat past a house damaged by torrential rains near the Poyang Lake in Poyang county, Shangrao city in China's central Jiangxi province, July 15, 2020.
A Black Lives Matter protester and NYPD officers scuffle on the Brooklyn Bridge during a demonstration, in New York, July 15, 2020.
Captain Sir Thomas Moore who raised almost £33 million for health service charities by walking laps of his Bedfordshire garden, receives his knighthood from Britain's Queen Elizabeth, at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, July 17, 2020.
The Comet C/2020 or "Neowise" and a meteor are seen behind Ghajn Tuffieha Tower, a 17th century coastal fortification, at Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, Malta, July 20, 2020.
Federal officers disperse Black Lives Matter demonstrators at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse, July 22, 2020, in Portland, Oregon.
A man rows his boat in the polluted Yamuna River on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, July 23, 2020
The Milky Way galaxy is seen in the sky above Syrian fighters of the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation group, July 23, 2020, while on watch duty in the town of Taftanaz along the frontlines in the rebel-held northwestern Idlib province.
The casket of Rep. John Lewis moves over the Edmund Pettus Bridge by horse drawn carriage during a memorial service for Lewis, July 26, 2020, in Selma, Alabama.
People take part in a march during the National Day of Resistance to schools re-opening amid the outbreak of COVID-19 in New York City, Aug. 3, 2020.
A wounded person is evacuated after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, ripped through several parts of the city, causing widespread damage and a high number of casualties, Aug. 4, 2020.
A road divides the Cerro Lagoon and the Waltrading S.A. tannery, bottom right, in Limpio, Paraguay, Aug. 5, 2020. According to the National University Multidisciplinary Lab, the color of the water is due to the presence of heavy metals like chromium.
A man scoops leaked oil from the vessel MV Wakashio, belonging to a Japanese company but Panamanian-flagged, that ran aground near Blue Bay Marine Park off the coast of southeast Mauritius, Aug. 8, 2020.
Locals harvest their potatoes as Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash in Karo, North Sumatra province, Indonesia, Aug. 10, 2020. (Credit: Antara Foto)
A volunteer of the Spanish NGO Open Arms, Julia Martin, plays with four-month old Biel, as his father prepares a PCR test to detect the COVID-19 infection, at Vilafranca del Penedes in Barcelona, Spain, Aug. 11, 2020.
Steve Krofchik of Las Vegas keeps cool with a bottle of ice on his head as the unofficial thermometer reads 130° F (54.4° C) at the Furnace Creek Visitors Center in Death Valley, California, Aug. 17, 2020.
A flamboyance of flamingos crowds together in Lake Bogoria, in Baringo County, Kenya, Aug. 26, 2020.
A woman kneels in front of a riot police line as they block Belarusian opposition supporters rally in the center of Minsk, Belarus, Aug. 30, 2020.
A woman reacts next to the body of a person who was shot near Sao Carlos slums complex during a police operation after heavy confrontations between drug gangs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 27, 2020.
Francisco Espana looks at the Mediterranean sea from a promenade near the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 4, 2020. After 52 days in the hospital's intensive care unit due to the coronavirus, Francisco started his recovery therapy.
A boy the Santiago family is homeschooled in San Miguel Amoltepec Viejo, Guerrero state, Mexico, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Sept. 8, 2020.
Migrants flee from the Moria refugee camp during a second fire, on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece, Sept. 9, 2020.
Embers light up a hillside behind the Bidwell Bar Bridge, Sept. 9, 2020, as the Bear Fire burns in Oroville, California.
Ole, a young orangutan, plays in his enclosure at the zoo on a rainy day in Kaliningrad, Russia, Sept. 17, 2020.
Performers dressed as riders pedal during the start of Stage 17 of the Tour de France cycling race, which covers 170 kilometers (105 miles), between Grenoble and Meribel Col de la Loze, Sept. 17, 2020.
People gather during a public remembrance to honor the life and legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Justice and former Brooklynite Ruth Bader Ginsburg, outside Brooklyn's, Municipal Building, New York, Sept. 20, 2020.
Members of the Arts and Shows Association Union push boxes with lights and wires during a protest demanding support from the government of Chilean President Sebastian Pinera during the coronavirus pandemic, in Santiago, Sept. 29, 2020.
A drone image shows decommissioned cruise ships being dismantled at Aliaga ship-breaking yard in the Aegean port city of Izmir, western Turkey, Oct. 2, 2020.
Civilians celebrate the signing of peace agreement between the Sudan's transitional government and revolutionary movements to end decades-old conflict, in Juba, South Sudan, Oct. 3, 2020.
A bystander is assisted by police after officers fired tear gas to disperse a protest demanding justice for a student demonstrator who was gunned down by police the previous week, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Oct. 5, 2020.
Students attend class on the first day of the new academic year, in a makeshift classroom in their school compound which was heavily damaged two years ago in an airstrike, in Yemen's third-city of Taez, Oct. 7, 2020.
Demonstrators cover an elderly woman during clashes with police, as they protest against the government's proposed labor reforms in a controversial "jobs creation" bill in Jakarta, Indonesia, Oct. 8, 2020.
Residents hold a man as a health worker collects a swab sample from him to test for the Covid-19 at a community gym on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India, Oct. 8, 2020.
Pistachio, a puppy who was born with green fur, is seen on the day he was born on a farm on the island of Sardinia, in Pattada, Italy, Oct. 9, 2020. (Cristian Mallocci/Handout)
Auxiliary police officers wearing 'Smart Helmet', a portable thermoscanner that can measure the temperature of passengers at a distance, patrol inside a commuter train, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Oct. 14, 2020.
Pro-democracy protesters hold up flashlights on the phones during a rally in the central business district in Bangkok, Thailand, Oct. 15, 2020.
Timur Xaligov carries his 10-month-old daughter, who was killed with five other relatives, including her mother, when a rocket hit their home during the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in Ganja, Azerbaijan, Oct. 17, 2020.
The Frecce Tricolori Italian Air Force aerobatic squad flying at the Rivolto air base prior to the 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race in Italy, Oct. 18, 2020.
Police officers detain a protester at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos, Nigeria, Oct. 21, 2020. After 13 days of protests against alleged police brutality, authorities have imposed a 24-hour curfew in Lagos.
Demonstrator Gina Dusterhoft holds up a sign as she walks to join others standing across the street from the federal courthouse in Houston, Texas, Nov. 2, 2020, before a hearing involving drive-thru ballots cast in Harris County.
Elif Perincek, a three-year-old survivor, holds the thumb of a rescue worker as she is rescued from the rubble of a building some 65 hours after a magnitude 6.6 earthquake in Izmir, Turkey, Nov. 2, 2020. (Istanbul Fire Authority/Handout)
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump bang on the glass and chant slogans outside the room where absentee ballots for the 2020 general election are being counted at TCF Center in Detroit, Michigan, Nov. 4, 2020.
Shaqualla Johnson, holding bullhorn, jumps during a march celebrating the election of Joe Biden as president in Detroit, Michigan, Nov. 7, 2020.
Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden and his wife Jill, and Democratic 2020 U.S. vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris and her husband Doug, celebrate with family at their victory rally, Nov. 7, 2020.
President of the European Council Charles Michel, left, and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, right, pay respect to those killed in the recent terror attack, in Vienna, Austria, Nov. 9, 2020.
Children push baby strollers full of belongings they retrieved from their homes damaged by Typhoon Vamco in Rodriguez, Rizal province, Philippines, Nov. 17, 2020.
A Long March 5 rocket carrying China's Chang'e-5 lunar probe launches from the Wenchang Space Center on China's southern Hainan Island, Nov. 24, 2020, on a mission to bring back lunar rocks.
Augusto Canosa prays while touching a painting of Diego Maradona near the Boca Juniors stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov. 27, 2020. The Argentine soccer great died from a heart attack at his home Nov. 25 at age 60.
Men gather near dead bodies of people who were killed by militant attack, during a mass burial at Zabarmari, in the Jere local government area of Borno State, in northeast Nigeria, Nov. 29, 2020.
Members of Iranian forces carry the coffin of slain nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh during a funeral ceremony in Tehran, Nov. 30, 2020. (Credit: WANA)
Refugees who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, ride a bus going to the Village 8 temporary shelter, near the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Hamdayet, Sudan, Dec. 1, 2020.
In this photo provided by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), a member of JAXA retrieves a capsule dropped by Hayabusa2 in Woomera, southern Australia, Dec. 6, 2020.
Margaret Keenan, 90, is the first patient in the UK to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, at University Hospital, Coventry, England, Dec. 8, 2020.
A street vendor sells roasted chestnuts on Via Frattina in Rome as Italy goes back to a complete lockdown during Christmas season as part of efforts put in place to curb the spread of the COVID-19, Dec. 24,2020.
A healthcare worker communicates with a patient who is asking to go home inside the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, Dec. 28, 2020.
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