2020 in Pictures

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2020 in Pictures

Students in U.S. high schools can get free digital access to The New York Times until Sept. 1, 2021.

“A Year Like No Other”: That’s the headline for the 2020 version of The Times’s annual “Year in Pictures” collection. The introduction to it begins this way:

Certain years are so eventful they are regarded as pivotal in history, years when wars and slavery ended and deep generational fissures burst into the open — 1865, 1945 and 1968 among them. The year 2020 will certainly join this list. It will long be remembered and studied as a time when more than 1.5 million people globally died during a pandemic, racial unrest gripped the world, and democracy itself faced extraordinary tests.

Take a look the whole collection, then tell us:

  • Which images stand out to you and why? Which ones do you think best represent 2020? Are there any events that you think are missing?

  • If you were to make a “Year in Pictures” of your own life, which moments would you include?

Tell us in the comments, then read the related article to read more of what Dean Baquet, the executive editor of The New York Times, has to say about this year’s selections.


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