Pandemic. Politics. Protest.
Those were the central issues that dominated 2020. Our photographers selected images from our coverage that best capture and illustrate those major storylines of 2020.
Below are the images that told the story of the year in politics. We also have photo highlights of the pandemic and the protests. You can find a complete collection here of more than 100 of the very best shots WBUR took in 2020.
Jan. 30 | Supporters cheered as then-presidential candidate Joe Biden stepped up to the podium before a speech at the Vince Meyer Learning Center in Waukee, Iowa, part of his “Soul of the Nation” election tour.
Feb. 1 | Then-presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren spoke to supporters during an Iowa caucus campaign event at West High School in Iowa City.
Feb. 2 | Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld speaks with press during a campaign stop on East Grand Avenue in Des Moines.
Feb. 3 | Iowa caucus participants at Central Campus High School in Des Moines raised their hands to be counted.
Feb. 7 | Then-presidential candidate Bernie Sanders laughed at a question posed to him during a Q&A session after his speech at St. Anselm’s College in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Feb. 8 | Mike Kruneir was selling the “Faces of the Democratic Party” outside the Rex Theater in Manchester, New Hampshire, before a Joe Biden rally.
Feb. 8 | Then-presidential candidate Joe Biden poses for a photo with a young girl in his arms at a campaign rally at the Rex Theater in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Feb. 8 | Biden took a selfie with a supporter at the Rex Theater campaign rally.
Feb. 9 | A crowd at at Elm Street Middle School in Nashua, New Hampshire, gathered to see then-presidential candidate Pete Buttigeig.
Feb. 9 | Pete Buttigeig poses with supporters at Elm Street Middle School in Nashua, New Hampshire.
Feb. 9 | Then-presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren speaks to supporters at Tupelo Music Hall in Derry, New Hampshire.
Feb. 9 | Warren wraps up her speech after a campaign event at Rundlett Middle School in Concord, New Hampshire.
Feb. 10 | Raymond Boyd of Reading, Mass., made the trip up to see Vice President Pence speak at the Cops For Trump event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Feb. 10 | Vice President Mike Pence campaigns for Donald Trump at the Cops For Trump event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Feb. 10 | Nathan Legacy of Manchester, New Hampshire, watched a screen before President Trump spoke at Southern New Hampshire University Arena.
Feb. 11 | The tiredness is strong with this one: a young baby wearing a Baby Yoda hat got a little cranky at the Bernie Sanders election night celebration at Southern New Hampshire University.
Feb. 11 | Sanders climbed the steps to the podium to greet supporters after his primary victory at Southern New Hampshire University.
Feb. 11 | Then-presidential candidate Deval Patrick talks with reporters outside a polling station on primary day in Nashua, N.H.
Feb. 29 | On a cold day Bernie Sanders receives a warm welcome from supporters on a cold Boston Common.
March 3 | Sen. Elizabeth Warren and her husband, Bruce Mann, greet supporters on their way to vote in Cambridge, Mass., on Super Tuesday.
Sept. 1 | Polling inspector Ann McClenahan counts early voting ballot envelopes in the Massachusetts state primary at the polling station on Linnaean Street in Cambridge.
Sept. 1 | U.S. Sen. Edward Markey pointed at supporters as he climbed to the stage after winning the Democratic primary and defeating Joseph Kennedy III.
Sept. 1 | Rep. Joe Kennedy III makes his concession speech to a gathering of his campaign staff outside their office in Watertown.
Sept. 15 | A supporter snapped a selfie with mayoral candidate Michelle Wu during a campaign appearance in Nubian Square.
Nov. 3 | Voting gets underway at the Gustavino Room at the Boston Public Library.
Nov. 3 | Election workers at Boston City Hall organized voting clerks' notebooks.