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2020: The Year in Photos

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Maybe because the past 12 months have felt more like a decade, it’s already become a popular bit of revisionist history to describe 2020 as a normal year that suddenly went off the rails when pandemic shutdowns took hold and a string of police killings set off widespread racial justice protests.

But the truth is 2020 was never going to be ordinary: it started with presidential impeachment proceedings and was always destined to end with a historically contentious general election.

Still, no one could have predicted the harrowing months in between.

Through all of it, photographers with ALM Media — the parent company of ThinkAdvisor and — were there to document these profound events, telling the human stories on the ground as history was being made in real time.

2020 Year in Photos