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#PicOfTheDay 2020

This past year we’ve been curating and selecting some of our favourite images that have appeared in news brands every day. These images range from stunning shots of natural landscapes or animals, to humans achieving amazing feats, to documentations of historical events and societal upheavals – and this is just in 2020 alone. We took a look back at the first half of the year and picked some of the most powerful shots to share – enjoy.

For all of our daily pics from news brands head over to our #PicOfTheDay gallery.

Inferno

Captured in The Guardian. "Firefighters tackle a wildfire that went on to burn through almost 4,050 hectares (10,000 acres) of California."

Credit: Noah Berger/ AP photo

Big Bang in the Big Apple

Captured in The Daily Mirror. "In an electrifying bolt from the blue, lightning strikes twice on the Hudson River in New York, in front of the Manhattan skyline. The One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the USA at 546m, was framed between the two lightning bolts. The photo was taken from New Jersey during a fierce thunderstorm on Monday."

Credit: Getty Images

Don't look down

Captured in The Guardian. "Yangshuo, China. The Australian climber Amy Dunlop in preparation for her sport’s debut at the now postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics; part of a series of photographs of sports climbers taken by Adam Pretty that have just won the ‘sports story’ category in this year’s Istanbul Photo Awards."

Credit: Adam Pretty/Lumix/Getty

Blackout Tuesday

Captured in The Times. "The White House took the unusual step of dimming its lights as unrest spread across American cities in response to the death of George Floyd."

Credit: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Arise Sir Tom

Daily Mail celebrates as Colonel Tom Moore is knighted following a campaign by news brands to have him recognised after his momentous fundraising for the NHS.

Line in the sand

Captured in The Sunday Telegraph. "A police officer orders a man off a closed beach in Fuengirola, Spain. Red warning flags have been raised on a number of beaches on the Costa Del Sol as the country attempts to stop the spread of the coronavirus."

Credit: Solarpix.com

Keep your head

Captured in The Times. "A surfer ducking under a barrel wave off the coast of Queensland makes an impressive entry in the annual Nikon surf photography awards"

Credit: Travis Johnson/ 2020 Nikon Surf Photo and Video of the Year

Go Home Idiots

Captured in The Times. "Campervans at Glencoe, as Scottish ministers criticised those travelling to the Highlands to avoid the virus. People in Wales took matters into their own hands."

Credit: Paul Ellis/AFP

Sparks flying

Captured in The Times. "German factories feel heat as orders fall."

Credit: Shutterstock

The Downfall of Edward Colston

Captured in The Times. "Bristol: Demonstrators roll the statue of Edward Colston through the streets and dump it in the harbour. Ropes were used to pull it down."

Credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Mark Lukas 12/08/20

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