The Most Shocking Images of 2020

  • AUTHOR: midhat
  • POSTED ON: December 26, 2020

The word “shocking” itself sums up the entire year of 2020! 'Most Incredible Photos.'

Some years are so eventful that they go down in history as the most crucial years of all time; years like when global wars ended, and when humans reached the moon – 1918, 1945, 1969 are in that list.  

Also, check out the most shocking moments of 2020!

The year 2020 will certainly join this club. It will forever be remembered as a time when over 1.7 million people died worldwide during the pandemic, racial riots broke out, and when humanity found itself in a threatening situation.

This blog contains all those moments that make 2020 so historic! Scroll down and take a glance at all that you’ve survived this entire year and indeed the best picture 2020:

Also, check out the most unbelievable moments of 2020 that will make you cry!

Source: Reuters

The catastrophic blazes, which ignited in the end of July, burned down 4 million acres of land in California by October.

4 million acres! Can you believe it?

Source: Nature

No, this is not a still from any sci-fi movie! This picture was actually taken in Philippines when a volcano erupted in January 2020. When fragments of moving ashes (containing ice, rock, and glass) ignited against each other in a massive plume, emerged from an erupting volcano, causing volcanic lightning.

This photo of the giant plume of ashes and thunderstorm was taken in January 2020 near Manila, Philippines when Taal Volcano erupted and grabbed global attention! 

Source: Getty Images

Despite all the odds, one thing that this pandemic has definitely taught us is just how creative people can be. In the early months of lockdown when the toilet papers and face masks ran short, creativity became an asset! A mother from Beit Lahia, Gaza was seen designing facemasks out of cabbage leaves, adding an organic flair to the personal protective equipment.

This powerful image struck a chord with millions of people worldwide, as many drew metaphorical resemblance to the ancient legend “Green Man”- a symbol used by pagans for representing the arrival of spring.

Source: AP

The picture is taken in Philippines showing the aftermath of volcano eruption in January 2020. In the picture, a stranded dog is left alone in the ruins after catastrophic ashes from the volcano covered an entire village. 

Source: Getty Images

Music creates order out of chaos” – Yehudi Menuhin

A pianist who survived a massive explosion that shocked the entire city of Beirut, Lebanon in August 2020.

In the aftermath of a massive explosion at Beirut’s port--that killed hundreds of people and wounded thousands--pianist Raymond Essayan was seen sitting in his devastated resident, playing the piano… This picture went viral because of its powerful symbolism of human resilience!

Source: The guardian

The statues of historical figures, that once used to be a symbol of pride, are now reminding us of a dark past of slavery! Keeping those statues up is like adding fuel to the already raging fire, and destroying them is like being in denial of our very own history.

During the summer, countries around the globe found themselves in a similar enigma, in a wake of protests broke out after the murder of African-American man George Floyd. The protestors of Black Lives Matter pulled down the statute of a 17th-century English merchant and slave dealer- Edward Colston. 

Source: AP

A frontline medical worker stood before the grave of central Reserve Police Force officer who died of coronavirus complications.

Millions of healthcare and frontline workers are forced to remain isolated faraway from families to keep them protected after being exposed to the virus. They risk their lives to save thousands of people battling with the virus!

Source: New York Post

A whale sculpture saved a crashed metro train in Netherlands in November 2020. 

Call it a miracle or a coincidence, this incredible moment took place in November 2020, when a metro train crashed through stop-blocks at the De Akkers station, but was fortunately saved by a tale of the whale sculpture. 

Source: Pinterest

Two curious peacocks were photographed walking down the empty streets of the Spanish city of Ronda, during the national lockdown in Spain – a preventive measure taken by the government to control the spread of virus.

Taking advantage of the abandoned streets during the nationwide lockdown, these wild creatures were spotted making the most out of life and stalling freely in the most-populated city.

Source: The New York Times

A photographer captured a starving and dehydrated wild horse moments before it collapsed as Australia wrestled with one of the most devastating wildfires in January 2020. 

Source: AP 

Healthcare workers tended to an elderly man collapsed on the street near a hospital in Wuhan, China. 

Source: NYtimes

A memorial of a famous basketball player, Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash along with his daughter Dianna in February 2020.

Source: The Guardian

Speaker Nancy Pelosi tearing her copy of President Trump’s state of the Union Speech because Trump denied her hand shake earlier in the evening.

Source: NYtimes

Two children captured walking down the street surrounded by the troops of Taliban. In February, US signed a deal with Taliban to end the decades-old war!

Source: BBC

In a powerful display of solidarity, Italians came out of their balconies to play and sing songs, as the country battled with the rising cases of coronavirus in the month of March.

Source: NYtimes

President Donald Trump captured removing his mask upon his arrival at the White House after being hospitalized for days due to Coronavirus.

People were baffled by the message he was trying to convey by his irresponsible actions.

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So, which of the above images do you find the most shocking and would like to call the photo of the year? Let us know in the comment section below. Also, don’t forget to like our Facebook page and keep yourself updated with the events happening around the globe.

Updated December 26, 2020
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