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The loss of Kobe Bryant

Sneakers and a Los Angeles Lakers jersey with the number 8 worn by NBA star Kobe Bryant hang at a memorial for Bryant in Los Angeles on Feb. 2, 2020, a week after he and several others were killed in a helicopter crash. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

PHOTO: Damian Dovarganes

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Coronavirus hits the U.S.

President Donald Trump holds a press conference about the coronavirus at the White House in Washington on April 13, 2020. At left is Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

PHOTO: Alex Brandon

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Los Angeles lockdown

Lanes are empty on the 110 Arroyo Seco Parkway that leads to downtown Los Angeles on April 26, 2020, as California remains on lockdown to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

PHOTO: Mark J. Terrill

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A new kind of graduation

Yasmine Protho, 18, wears a photo of herself and “Class of 2020” on her protective mask amid the COVID-19 virus outbreak as she graduates with only nine other classmates and limited family attending at Chattahoochee County High School in Cusseta, Ga., on May 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

PHOTO: Brynn Anderson

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George Floyd death sparks protest

A protester carries a U.S. flag upside down as he walks past a burning building in Minneapolis on May 28, 2020, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into his neck for several minutes. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

PHOTO: Julio Cortez

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Devastating goodbyes

Romelia Navarro, 64, weeps while hugging her husband, Antonio, in his final moments in a COVID-19 unit at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, Calif., on July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

PHOTO: Jae C. Hong

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Creative connections

Mary Faye Cochran, 86, sings “You Are My Sunshine” over the phone to her son Stacey Smith through a window on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, 2020, at Provident Village at Creekside senior living in Smyrna, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

PHOTO: Brynn Anderson

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Calls to tear down statues

Protesters with shields and gas masks wait for police action as they surround the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va., on June 23, 2020. The state ordered the area around the statue closed from sunset to sunrise, but the protesters had no plans to disperse. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

PHOTO: Steve Helber


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President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump holds a Bible as he stands outside St. John’s Church across Lafayette Park from the White House in Washington on June 1, 2020, after law enforcement officers used tear gas and other riot control tactics to forcefully clear peaceful protesters from the area. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

PHOTO: Patrick Semansky

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West Coast wildfires

Embers light up a hillside behind the Bidwell Bar Bridge on Sept. 9, 2020, as the Bear Fire burns in Oroville, Calif., in this photo taken with a slow shutter speed. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

PHOTO: Noah Berger

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Loss of John Lewis

Ga Breedlove pauses by the casket of Rep. John Lewis lying in repose at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta on July 29, 2020. Lewis, who carried the struggle against racial discrimination from Southern battlegrounds of the 1960s to the halls of Congress, died on July 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

PHOTO: Brynn Anderson

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A different kind of March on Washington

Walter Carter, 74, of Woodbridge, Va., who attended the original March on Washington, attends 2020’s March on Washington at the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 2020, the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. “This march is a celebration anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington,” says Carter, “and the issues are very similar even though so much time has passed.” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

PHOTO: Jacquelyn Martin

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Paying respects to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Mourners pay respects as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in repose under the Portico at the top of the front steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Washington. Ginsburg, 87, died of cancer on Sept. 18. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

PHOTO: Jose Luis Magana

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Disputing the 2020 election

A supporter of President Donald Trump holds her hand over her heart during a protest of the election outside of the Clark County Election Department in North Las Vegas on Nov. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/John Locher)

PHOTO: John Locher

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Counting mail-in ballots

An election worker examines ballots as vote counting in the general election continues at State Farm Arena in Atlanta on Nov. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

PHOTO: Brynn Anderson

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Biden elected president

President-elect Joe Biden leans toward the cheering crowd, past the edge of protective glass on stage, on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. after being named the winner of the presidential election. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

PHOTO: Carolyn Kaster


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Election reaction

People shoot off fireworks in Washington’s Black Lives Matter Plaza while celebrating president-elect Joe Biden’s win over President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Nov. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

PHOTO: Jacquelyn Martin