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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Men wear masks as they sit in the metro in Prague, Czech Republic, 17 March 2020. According to media reports, the Czech government decided to impose a two-week quarantine in the country on the evening of 15 March, and ban all international travel from 16 March 2020. Currently 383 cases of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the Covid-19 disease, have been officially confirmed in Czech Republic.  EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK


Congratulations to our photographer Martin Divíšek who won first prize in the Daily Life category of the Czech Press Photo contest 2020.




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A huge chair with a sign on it reading 'Southern point of Europe' is placed near Tripiti beach on the island of Gavdos, south Gree​ce, 30 January 2020. The chair which was built and placed at the most southern tip of the island stands as a symbol for Europe's southern point. EPA-​EFE/YANNIS KOLESIDIS

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

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?

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

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

North Korean defector Han Hong-geun shows his injured right arm at home in Seosan city, Chungcheongnam-do province, South Korea, 07 November 2020. At dawn on 01 January 2009, a North Korean Lieutenant Colonel in Han Hong Geun (now aged 63) left the Bachelor Officer Quarters in Pyongyang, capital of DPRK, to escape. That night, he crossed Yalu River (Amnok River) and arrived at Kunming City, China, where he stayed for three days. He took the route south through China, all the way down to Laos, where he cross

Photo Essay:
The Life of a North Korean Defector and His Family in South Korea

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