The year 2020 witnessed major and important events that created new developments and affected the diaries and lives of millions of people around the world, temporarily or permanently. Although the global Covid-19 epidemic overwhelmed the news in 2020 surprisingly, we chose to document for you, in a photo, a set of events that we think are of great value, that occurred during the year that we will soon be deposited …

The end of the UK’s membership in the European Union

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Members of the European Parliament

Members of the European Parliament chant and hold hands after the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union is approved during a plenary session of the European Parliament in Brussels. January 29, 2020

Forest fires in Australia

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Forest fires in Australia

An NSW Fire and Rescue Officer watch-fires from the window of a C-130G Hercule plane as flames rise from afar.

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The statue standing still during the fire

A statue stands in a burning house after an all-night forest fire in the Australian state of New South Wales. 6 January 2020

Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison

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Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein leaves Manhattan court a second day after a jury is selected to try him on rape and sexual assault charges. January 16, 2020.

The emergence of “Black Life Matter” which became a global movement

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The black lives movement is important

A demonstrator screams “Black lives matter” during a rainstorm outside Lafayette Park next to the White House, Washington, DC, June 5, 2020.

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Minneapolis demonstrations

A participant in the protest demonstrations after the death of George Floyd, raising the United States flag up as a sign of distress. Minneapolis, USA. 28 May 2020.

Comet “New Wise” shines the sky

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A picture of the offender

Comet “New Wise” appears in the sky and during the evening near Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. 16 July 2020.

The Beirut Port Explosion: The Disaster

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Picture of the explosion at Beirut

Hoda Kanoo, 11, is carried by her uncle Mustafa shortly after the Beirut, Lebanon port explosion. 4 August 2020.

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Beirut

An aerial view showing the damage caused to the Lebanese capital, Beirut, following the port explosion. Lebanon 7 August 2020.

Belarusian demonstrations for democracy

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Supporters of the Belarusian opposition light their phones and wave the old Belarusian national flag during a protest march in front of the government building on Independence Square in Minsk.

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An elderly woman walks through the Belarusian demonstrations

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Supreme Court judge and women’s rights champion, dies

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

An employee poses for a photo of Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg before a special ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. September 25, 2020.

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A child in a superhero costume greets the late Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg near the US Supreme Court. September 23, 2020, Washington, United States.

Wildfires broke a record in California, with more than 1.6 million hectares destroyed

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Wildfires have destroyed the Glass Mountain Inn in St. Helena, California, USA. 27 September 2020

The armed conflict in the Nagorno Karabakh region

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Villagers set fire to their homes and farms in Nagorno Karabakh before fleeing to Armenia and before handing over part of their lands to Azerbaijan. 14 November 2020

The burning of the Moria migrant camp

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A woman holds a baby nearby as she tries to escape from the flames after large fire breaks out in the Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. 9 September 2020.

Joe Biden is the 46th President of the United States of America

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Demonstrations take place in the United States after the results of the vote in the 2020 US presidential election

Diego Maradona dies

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Diego Maradona fans turn on the lights as they gather under the mural of soccer legend Diego Maradona in Naples, Italy. 25 November 2020.

Astronauts were transported to the International Space Station by a privately owned company for the first time

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NASA astronauts on their way to the launchpad for the SpaceX Crow 1 mission to the International Space Station at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. 15 November 2020.

 

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