The year in pictures: National Geographic looks back at 2020 for better or worse

ByKumasi Aaron WPVI logo
Monday, December 28, 2020
National Geographic's year in pictures
Can you really put the year 2020 in words? National Geographic decided to try something new and put the year into pictures.

SAN FRANCISCO -- It's hard to quantify the year 2020. Whatever words you use may not be able to reflect this past year, so National Geographic turned to another medium: photos.

It has a special issue, "The Year in Pictures," publishing just a handful of photos from more than 1.7 million taken throughout the year.

NatGeo divided it up into four categories: The year that tested us, isolated us, empowered us, gave us hope.

This is the first time in its 133-year history that National Geographic has singled out one year for an issue like this.

Here's more from National Geographic's Year in Pictures campaign.