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The Sunday before election day, a national get-out-the-vote bus tour stopped in the Pittsburgh's Hill District, at Freedom Corner. (Photograph/Brian Cohen)

A year like no other, in images

As 2020 comes to a close, a look back through the lens of photographers at all the ways our lives have been transformed

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By Staff


The year 2020 saw Americans endure a viral pandemic, a social justice movement, and a presidential election fraught with misinformation. These events transformed how people interact with each other, upended businesses, and changed the way live in ways that will linger for years to come. In the coming days we’ll share photographs from those moments.

Protestors line up around City Hall for a silent 8:46 minutes to remember George Floyd following a peaceful protest for Black Lives Matter in New Kensington, Pa. (Photograph/Martha Rial)

A protester attempts to continue standing through a cloud of tear gas fired by police outside the Kenosha County Courthouse, late Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis. Protesters converged on the county courthouse during a second night of clashes after the police shooting of Jacob Blake a day earlier turned Kenosha into the nation's latest flashpoint city in a summer of racial unrest. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

A demonstration that began in Pittsburgh's Friendship Park on June 5 and wound through Shadyside to Point Breeze, stopping outside Mayor Bill Peduto's house, before finishing in Squirrel Hill. (Brian Cohen)

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