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What a ten years it’s been!

From the highest highs to the lowest lows, certain moments of the past decade will be remembered by history forever, so we’ve compiled a selection of the photos from the 2010s that will prove impossible to forget.

But there’s one photograph that has been captured in 2020, and it has already been named photograph of the year.

Keep scrolling to check it out…

“President Barack Obama sits on the famed Rosa Parks bus at the Henry Ford Museum following an event April 18, 2012 in Dearborn, Michigan.”

“Aurora police division chief Kevin Flynn looks at a memorial across the street from the Century 16 movie theatre July 25, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado.”

“This self-portrait of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the “Mojave” site, where its drill collected the mission’s second taste of Mount Sharp.”

“A view of storm damage over the Atlantic Coast from the helicopter as President Obama and Governor Christie view the damage in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012.”

“President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and members of the national security team receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House May 1, 2011 in Washington, DC.”

“Rainbow-colored lights shine on the White House to celebrate today’s US Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage June 26, 2015 in Washington, DC.”

“President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Malia Obama, Sasha Obama, with members of Congress and civil rights leaders make a symbolic walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge March 7, 2015, in Selma, Alabama.”

“A Turkish police officer carries a migrant child’s dead body (Aylan Shenu) off the shores in Bodrum, southern Turkey, on September 2, 2015 after a boat carrying refugees sank while reaching the Greek island of Kos.”

“Demonstrators lay on the ground in a mock death protest of the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on November 16, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri.”

“Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) debates with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during the third U.S. presidential debate in 2016.”

“Movie producer Harvey Weinstein exits after his appearance in criminal court on sexual assault charges on July 11, 2019.”

“Christine Blasey Ford swears in at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. A professor at Palo Alto University and a research psychologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students in suburban Maryland.”

“Ariana Grande performs on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford Cricket Ground on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England.”

“Members of the National Socialist Movement, one of the largest neo-Nazi groups in the US, hold a swastika burning after a rally on April 21, 2018 in Draketown, Georgia.”

“Protesters display their signs in front of the Trump Tower during the Women’s March in Washington, DC January 19, 2019.”

“Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg gives a speech at the plenary session during the COP25 Climate Conference on December 11, 2019 in Madrid, Spain.”

“A picture shows rubble and the cross at the altar inside the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral after it sustained major fire damage the previous month.”

“Emma Gonzalez cries onstage at March For Our Lives on March 24, 2018 in Washington, DC.”

“TRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after getting married on April 29, 2011 in London, England.”

“Towering ash plume from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull crater during its eruption, spewing tephra and cloud of ashes that drift toward continental Europe on May 8 2010 near Reykjavik, Iceland.”

“A dog runs after the Popemobile passed in Guanajuato, Mexico on March 24, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI is in Mexico on his first trip to Spanish-speaking Latin America.”

“German Chancellor Angela Merkel deliberates with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the official agenda on the second day of the G7 summit on June 9, 2018 in Charlevoix, Canada.”

“Jamaica’s Usain Bolt (C) competes with Britain’s Chijindu Ujah (L) and Canada’s Andre De Grasse in the Men’s 100m Semifinal during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 14, 2016.”

“A demonstrator shows her hands as she participates in the Global Climate Strike organized by the “Fridays For Future” at the end of the global climate change week in The Hague, the Netherlands, on September 27, 2019.”

“United States’ forward Megan Rapinoe celebrates after the France 2019 Womens World Cup football final match between USA and the Netherlands, on July 7, 2019, at the Lyon Stadium in Lyon, central-eastern France.”

“The interior of a busy medical center in downtown Les Cayes where nurses tend to some of those injured by Hurricane Matthew. Family members and relatives wait by the door. The town of Les Cayes was the first place to be hit by the Category 4 storm that barreled through the area on October 2016.”

“Julian Assange gestures to the media from a police vehicle on his arrival at Westminster Magistrates court on April 11, 2019 in London, England. After weeks of speculation Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by Scotland Yard Police Officers inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in Central London.”

“The branches of dead trees sit in the dried-up bed of the Namoi River, near the north-western New South Wales town of Walgett on October 6, 2019 in Australia. Rivers across the Murray-Darling Basin have been in steady decline since 2000 due in part to severe drought.”

“Thousands of Egyptian protesters gather in Cairo’s Tahrir Square during a mass rally against the country’s military rulers on December 23, 2011.”

“Cats wait by a walkway as people disembark from on a ferry on September 27, 2018 in Aoshima, Japan. Aoshima island has come to be known for its large number of felines which now outnumber humans by approximately ten to one.”

“An airplane flies in front of the Tribute in Light over lower Manhattan September 11, 2015 in New York. The lights will shine for one night as a tribute to all those who were lost on 9/11.”

“The street in front of a home on Wynsum Lane is littered with contents of a flooded home in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy on November 9, 2012 in Merrick, New York.”

“A general view of the stricken Costa Concordia, a few days before operations to remove the capsized cruise liner are due to begin, on May 19, 2012 in Giglio Porto, Italy.”

“Cowboys dance with one another on the eve of the gay-oriented 16th Annual San Diego Rodeo on September 17, 2004 in Del Mar, California.”

“A photo taken on November 14, 2015 shows a note which translates as “I am Charlie” next to flowers outside the French embassy in Rome, a day after a string of attacks on the French capital Paris.”

“The port of Miyako after the March 11, 2001 tsunami on April 9, 2011 in Miyako, Japan. The 9.0 magnitude strong earthquake struck offshore on March 1, 2011 at 2:46pm local time, triggering a tsunami wave of up to ten meters which engulfed large parts of north-eastern Japan. The death toll reached 15,846, 6,011 injured and 3,320 left missing. Further complicating the rescue and clean-up efforts was the subsequent nuclear meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.”

“US President Barack Obama offers leans over for a boy to feel his hair during a visit to an elementary school at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida on September 17, 2014.”

“Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wave from the Ascot Landau Carriage during their carriage procession on Castle Hill outside Windsor Castle in Windsor, on May 19, 2018 after their wedding ceremony.”

“Aerial view of the island Utoya on May 31, 2017 where far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik killed 69 people back in July 2011.”

“North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump inside the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the South and North Korea on June 30, 2019 in Panmunjom, South Korea. U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un briefly met at the Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ) on Sunday, with an intention to revitalize stalled nuclear talks and demonstrate the friendship between both countries.”

“FDNY firefighter Aaron Clark waves from atop a firetruck as people celebrate in Times Square after the death of accused 9-11 mastermind Osama bin Laden was announced by U.S. President Barack Obama May 1, 2011 in New York City.”

“Anti-Wall Street demonstrators take to the streets prior to being raided by police near City Hall in downtown Los Angeles, California on November 30, 2011 as Occupy LA protesters await an eviction raid from police officers.”

“Malala Yousafzai (2nd L), the 16-year-old Pakistani advocate for girls education who was shot in the head by the Taliban, poses with Secretary General of the United Nations Ban-ki Moon during a media photo opportunity while attending the United Nations Youth Assembly on July 12, 2013 in New York City.”

“Space shuttle Discovery is tethered to the back of NASA 905 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), a modified Boeing 747 jumbo jet, as it as it does a fly over of the U.S. Capitol April 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. The oldest and most traveled vehicle in NASA’s space shuttle program, Discovery will be placed on permanent display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.”

“Janet Martin attempts to salvage medication and mementos from her brother’s home before a second storm moves in, on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri.”

“A demonstrator stares down law enforcement during protests September 21, 2016 in Charlotte, NC. Protests in Charlotte began on Tuesday in response to the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte.”

“Marina owner Mitzi Richards carries her granddaughter as they walk on their boat dock at the dried up lake bed of Huntington Lake which is at only 30 percent capacity as a severe drought continues to affect California on September 23, 2014.”

“A memorial for the bombing on April 15 at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, which killed three people and wounded at least 170.”

“A coalition of advocacy groups ‘take a knee’ outside of a hotel where members the quarterly NFL league meetings are being held on October 17, 2017 in New York City.”

“Swedish MEP Linnéa Engström sits behind a placard placed on her desk that reads ‘Me too’ during a debate about combating sexual harassment and abuse in the EU at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, on October 25, 2017.”

“People protest the Muslim travel ban outside of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC on June 26, 2018. – The US Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld President Donald Trump’s controversial ban on travelers from five mostly Muslim countries — a major victory for the Republican leader after a tortuous legal battle.”

“Sinking Fork Baptist Church displays a message related to the upcoming solar eclipse to motorists who pass by on the highway on August 17, 2017 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Hopkinsville, in Western Kentucky, is located near the point of greatest totality for the August 21 eclipse. “

“Residents of a nearby council estate watch smoke billowing from Grenfell Tower on June 14, 2017 in west London. The massive fire ripped through the 27-storey apartment block in west London in the early hours of Wednesday, trapping residents inside as 200 firefighters battled the blaze.”

“Painted rocks with the names of shooting victims are displayed in a heart shape at the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden on October 1, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The healing garden was created in the wake of the massacre on October 1, 2017, when Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas killing 58 people and injuring more than 800 in the deadliest mass shooting event in U.S. history.”

“Jon Stewart gets a hug after the U.S. Senate voted to renew permanent authorization of September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, on Capitol Hill July 23, 2019 in Washington, DC.”

“In this aerial view melting ice forms a lake on free-floating ice jammed into the Ilulissat Icefjord during unseasonably warm weather on July 30, 2019 near Ilulissat, Greenland. The Sahara heat wave that recently sent temperatures to record levels in parts of Europe is arriving in Greenland.”

“Female lawmakers cheer during President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol Building on February 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. A group of female Democratic lawmakers chose to wear white to the speech in solidarity with women and a nod to the suffragette movement.”

“A Tesla roadster launched from the Falcon Heavy rocket with a dummy driver named ‘Starman’ heads towards Mars.”

“Riot police walk in the street as a couple kiss on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals.”

“A laughing gull coated in heavy oil wallows in the surf June 4, 2010 on East Grand Terre Island, Louisiana. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon incident is coming ashore in large volumes across southern Louisiana coastal areas.”

“Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus perform during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013. The performance was one of the most controversial of the decade.”

“People gather at a makeshift memorial near the school following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 15, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty six people were shot dead, including twenty children.”

“Oscar Pistorius walks across the courtroom without his prosthetic legs during the third day of Oscar’s hearing for a resentence at Pretoria High Court on June 15, 2016 in Pretoria, South Africa. Having had his conviction upgraded to murder in December 2015, Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius is attending his sentencing hearing and will be returned to jail for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on February 14th 2013.”

“The solar eclipse is seen behind the Statue of Liberty at Liberty Island on August 21, 2017 in New York City. While New York was not in the path of totality for the solar eclipse, around 72 percent of the sun was covered by the moon during the peak time of the partial eclipse.”

“‘La La Land’ producer Jordan Horowitz (L) holds up the winner card reading actual Best Picture winner ‘Moonlight’ after a presentation error with actor Warren Beatty and host Jimmy Kimmel onstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards in 2017.”

“A caregiver calms Sudan, the last known male of the northern white rhinoceros subspecies. Sudan passed away in 2018, leaving the future of the species uncertain.”

” In this handout photo provided by the National Science Foundation, the Event Horizon Telescope captures a black hole at the center of galaxy M87, outlined by emission from hot gas swirling around it under the influence of strong gravity near its event horizon, in an image released on April 10, 2019.”

“Furloughed federal workers and those aligned with them protest the partial government shutdown in the Hart Senate Office Building January 23, 2019 in Washington, DC.”

“Sotheby’s employees pose with the newly completed work by artist Banksy entitled ‘Love is in the Bin,’ a work that was created when the painting ‘Girl with Balloon’ was passed through a shredder in a surprise intervention by the artist, at Sotheby’s auction house in London on October 12, 2018, following the work’s sale.”

“A helicopter drops flame retardant on a wildfire on November 10, 2018 in Malibu, California. The Woolsey fire burned over 70,000 acres and reached the Pacific Coast at Malibu.”

“USA’s Simone Biles performs on the floor during the apparatus finals at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, southern Germany, on October 13, 2019.”

“US President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky looks on during a meeting in New York on September 25, 2019, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.”

“Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R), and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose for a photo with their newborn baby son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, in St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on May 8, 2019.”

“Attendees line the Mall as they watch ceremonies to swear in Donald Trump on Inauguration Day on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Many mused on the emptiness of the malls in these shots.”

“Visitors view a bronze statue of a gorilla and her baby surrounded by flowers outside the Cincinnati Zoo’s Gorilla World exhibit days after a 3-year-old boy fell into the moat and officials were forced to kill Harambe, a 17-year-old Western lowland silverback gorilla June 2, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio.”

“Bishops attend the Canonization Mass in which John Paul II and John XXIII are to be declared saints on April 27, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican.”

“Gabrielle Walker, 5, protests the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Despite the Brown family’s continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests erupted nearly for many nights in Ferguson since his death.”

“A photo taken on September 9, 2014 shows part of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at the crash site in the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), some 80km east of Donetsk. The Malaysian passenger jet which blew up over rebel-held east Ukraine with the loss of all 298 people on board was hit by numerous ‘high-energy objects,’ according to a report on September 9, 2014 which could back up claims it was downed by a missile.”

“Omu Fahnbulleh stands over her husband Ibrahim after he staggered and fell, knocking him unconscious in an Ebola ward on August 15, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. “

“The ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ installation of ceramic poppies by artist Paul Cummins and theatre stage designer Tom Piper, marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, in the moat area of the Tower of London in London on November 11, 2014.”

“Drum majorettes dance outside the Mandela House in Soweto on December 7, 2013 as part of the events celebrating the life of fomer South African president Nelson Mandela, two days after his death.”

“A South Africa supporter waits for the start of the opening ceremony of the 2010 FIFA World Cup on June 11, 2010 at Soccer City stadium in Soweto, suburban Johannesburg. South Africa and Mexico play in the opening match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.”

“Fireworks go off over the Olympic stadium at the end of the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 28, 2012 in London.”

“This picture taken on October 15, 2012 in Vienna shows frontpages of Austrian newspapers reporting Austria’s Felix Baumgartner’s jump from the edge of space. Baumgartner became the first man to break the sound barrier unaided by a vehicle.”

“Andy Murray celebrates after beating Novak Djokovic in the Mens Singles Final on Day 13 of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England.”

“Chilean miner Juan Illanes celebrates after comes out of the Fenix capsule after being brought to the surface on October 13, 2010 following a 10-week ordeal in the collapsed San Jose mine.”

“Two of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged victims, Michelle Licata (L) and Courtney Wild (3rd L), exit the courthouse after the billionaire financier appeared for a hearing on July 8, 2019 in New York City. Epstein reportedly committed suicide in prison soon after.”

“Impeachable offenses are listed on a monitor as the House Judiciary Committee listens to testimony by constitutional scholars in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill December 4, 2019 in Washington, DC.”

“Actor Rose McGowan and Founder of #MeToo Campaign Tarana Burke, embrace on stage at the Women’s March / Women’s Convention in Detroit, Michigan, on October 27, 2017.”

This photograph was actually taken this year, but it is already considered one of the best wildlife photography snaps of the year. It is named Station Squabble and it shows 2 mice fighting at a London Underground Station.

And the incredible snap has won the National History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year LUMIX People’s Choice Award.

According to The Evening Standard, the photographer was spoken about very fondly. “Sam’s image provides a fascinating glimpse into how wildlife functions in a human-dominated environment. The mice’s behavior is sculpted by our daily routine, the transport we use and the food we discard.”