A persons holds a parting of George Floyd at the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall during a Black Lives Matter protest in Brooklyn, New York,​ USA, 08 June 2020 (issued 09 June 2020). Another day of protests is expected in the city in response to the death of George Floyd, an African-America​n man who died while in Minneapolis police custody on 25 May after the arresting officer knelt on his neck for 8 minutes. EPA-EFE/JUSTIN LANE

Yearender - The Year in Pictures

We have selected twelve different topics that represent and sum up the key events in 2020, enabling us to group together our best images illustrating each chosen topic.

A view of a staircase inside the Jewish Museum in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 19 October 2020. The New Jewish Museum opens on 21 October 2​020. The museum shows Jewish history and culture from 1800 to the present. EPA-EFE/RONALD WITTEK

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Melinda, a COVID-19 intensive care nurse, takes a break next to a sticker reading 'I'm a happy nurse' at the Etterbeek-Ixelles site of the Iris Sud Hospitals in Brussels, Belgium, 24 April 2020, amid the ongoing coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Countries worldwide increased their measures to prevent the widespread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus which causes the COVID-19 disease. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

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A Tibetan girl rest at a house in Jangdam village, Samzhubze District, outside Shigatse, in Tibet Autonomous Region, China, 18 October 2020. The picture was taken during a media tour to Tibet organized by the Chinese government that focused on China's poverty alleviation program for the region. The natural beauty of Tibet, the thousand-year-old Himalayan roof of the world, still dazzles the few visitors who are allowed in. But today, in many places, bulldozers, highways, and modern apartment towers have rep

Photo Essay:
Poverty Alleviation in Tibet

Buddhist monk and an undertaker Lay Kato (R), Leiya Arata (L), and a makeup artist Hiiro (2-L) pray while sex dolls Rinne (3-R) and Sayaka (2-R) as mourners attend a funeral service for a sex doll named Ran (3-L) at a home studio in Osaka, Japan, 26 June 2020. A samurai sword placed on Ran's body is ceremonially given to the dead to protect themselves from evil spirits on their way to the afterlife world. Freelance photographer Leiya Arata provides a range of services at her studio in Osaka, including funer

Photo Essay:
Still Life: Death and Love Dolls in Japan

Young small cones, cooked in sugar syrup and served as a dessert, are arranged on a plate, in Porvoo, Finland, 24 February 2020. A central aspect of Finnish culture - the 'everyman's right', which refers to the right of everyone in Finland to enjoy outdoor pursuits, including nature's nutritious yields - is taken up by chef Jyrki Tsutsunen, one of the leading advocates of wild food in Finland. Nearly all the food he prepares and serves at his dining events is made of ingredients he collected himself from na

Photo Essay:
Wild Food Gastronomy in Finland

Hops hang from a plant before harvesting in the village of Rocov, near Zatec, Czech Republic, 03 September 2020. The Czech Republic’s world famous beer industry has for centuries been one of the country’s major cultural attractions, an industry that flourished through two world wars, occupation by an invading army as well as decades of communism, all while barely losing a drop in sales. But all that has changed with the Covid-19 pandemic, which has severely dented Czech beer profits as restrictions imposed

Photo Essay:
Czech Beer Industry Struggles Amid COVID-Restrictions

An Yi ethnic minority woman who was relocated from remote areas holds a child as she stands in Xujiashan village during a government-organised media tour, in Ganluo County, China’s Sichuan Province, 10 September 2020. Over the past four decades, China says it has lifted more than 800 million people out of poverty, a phenomenon that has been described as 'unmatched in human history' by politicians such as former World Bank President Jim Yong Kim. Over the past five years, 70 million people have been the bene

Photo Essay:
Poverty Alleviation in China: Propaganda or Reality?

A Buddhist monk (L) looks on as volunteers from the We Love Lanmadaw, a township community-based charity group, wearing PPE (Personal protective equipment) spray disinfectant at locked-down monasteries of the Thayet Taw Complex to curb the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, in Yangon, Myanmar, 06 October 2020. With one of the worst healthcare systems in the world, the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar is confronting a surge in COVID-19 cases with the help of an army of community volunteers. Myanmar's bigg

Photo Essay:
Volunteers Step-In to Fight Myanmar's Covid-19 Surge