Pictures of the Year: top U.S. news images for 2020(49 images)

It was a historic news year for the United States, with a pandemic causing global upheaval, a social justice movement gaining momentum after more killings of Black people at the hands of police, a deadly slate of wildfires and hurricanes and a presidential election that sowed divisions like no other. Here's how UPI's photographers captured it all in pictures.

President Donald Trump takes off his face mask as he returns to the White House after undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on October 5. Photo by Ken Cedeno/UPI | License Photo
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