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2020: The Year In Photos
Caucus participant at Central Campus High School raise their hands to be counted. What (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Caucus participant at Central Campus High School raise their hands to be counted. What (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

2020 Photos: The Year In Mass. Politics


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.


(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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.

(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Feb. 1 | Then-presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren spoke to supporters during an Iowa caucus campaign event at West High School in Iowa City.

(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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.

(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Feb. 3 | Iowa caucus participants at Central Campus High School in Des Moines raised their hands to be counted.

(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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.

(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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.

(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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.

(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Feb. 8 | Biden took a selfie with a supporter at the Rex Theater campaign rally.

(Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
(Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Feb. 9 | A crowd at at Elm Street Middle School in Nashua, New Hampshire, gathered to see then-presidential candidate Pete Buttigeig.

(Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
(Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Feb. 9 | Pete Buttigeig poses with supporters at Elm Street Middle School in Nashua, New Hampshire.

(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Feb. 9 | Then-presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren speaks to supporters at Tupelo Music Hall in Derry, New Hampshire.

Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren wrpas up her speech atr a campaign event at Rundlett Mddle School in Concord, NH. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren wrpas up her speech atr a campaign event at Rundlett Mddle School in Concord, NH. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Feb. 9 | Warren wraps up her speech after a campaign event at Rundlett Middle School in Concord, New Hampshire.

(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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.

(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Feb. 10 | Vice President Mike Pence campaigns for Donald Trump at the Cops For Trump event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Feb. 10 | Nathan Legacy of Manchester, New Hampshire, watched a screen before President Trump spoke at Southern New Hampshire University Arena.

(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Feb. 11 | A University of New Hampshire student voted at the polls at Oyster River High School in Durham, New Hampshire. Feb. 11 was New Hampshire's primary day, the first in the nation.

(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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.

(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Feb. 11 | Sanders climbed the steps to the podium to greet supporters after his primary victory at Southern New Hampshire University.

(Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
(Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Feb. 11 | Then-presidential candidate Deval Patrick talks with reporters outside a polling station on primary day in Nashua, N.H.

(Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
(Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Feb. 29 | On a cold day Bernie Sanders receives a warm welcome from supporters on a cold Boston Common.

(Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
(Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

March 3 | Sen. Elizabeth Warren and her husband, Bruce Mann, greet supporters on their way to vote in Cambridge, Mass., on Super Tuesday.

(Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
(Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

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.

(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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.

(Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
(Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Sept. 1 | Rep. Joe Kennedy III makes his concession speech to a gathering of his campaign staff outside their office in Watertown.

(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Sept. 15 | A supporter snapped a selfie with mayoral candidate Michelle Wu during a campaign appearance in Nubian Square.

(Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
(Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Nov. 3 | Voting gets underway at the Gustavino Room at the Boston Public Library.

(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Nov. 3 | Election workers at Boston City Hall organized voting clerks' notebooks.

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2020: The Year In Photos