Balcony Concerts to World's First Covid-19 Vaccine, Photos That Kept Hope Alive in 2020

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 A picture of two penguins has won the Ocean Photograph Awards by the Oceanographic magazine. The heart-warming photograph shows two penguins embracing each other while standing on the rock and looking at the Melbourne lights. Upon inquiring, the photographer of this award-winning picture, Tobias Baumgaertner was told that both the penguins had lost their partners recently and were often seen comforting the other. When he posted the picture in March 2020, Tobias shared that he was told that the white penguin in the picture was an elderly widowed female who had lost her partner recently. The younger male penguin who was seen comforting her had also recently lost his partner. Photo: Instagram/TobiasVisuals
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A picture of two penguins has won the Ocean Photograph Awards by the Oceanographic magazine. The heart-warming photograph shows two penguins embracing each other while standing on the rock and looking at the Melbourne lights. Upon inquiring, the photographer of this award-winning picture, Tobias Baumgaertner was told that both the penguins had lost their partners recently and were often seen comforting the other. When he posted the picture in March 2020, Tobias shared that he was told that the white penguin in the picture was an elderly widowed female who had lost her partner recently. The younger male penguin who was seen comforting her had also recently lost his partner. Photo: Instagram/TobiasVisuals

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 With the coronavirus pandemic disrupting life and causing largescale death across the world and no cure in sight, hope is perhaps all that has been pulling humanity through. At such compelling times, an image of a newborn baby pulling the mask off a doctor has been going viral as a symbol of hope. The image was posted on social media by Dr Samer Cheaib, who practices gynaecology and obstetrics in the UAE. The post on Facebook was titled,
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With the coronavirus pandemic disrupting life and causing largescale death across the world and no cure in sight, hope is perhaps all that has been pulling humanity through. At such compelling times, an image of a newborn baby pulling the mask off a doctor has been going viral as a symbol of hope. The image was posted on social media by Dr Samer Cheaib, who practices gynaecology and obstetrics in the UAE. The post on Facebook was titled, "We all want to sign are we going to take off the mask soon". Photo: Facebook/Dr Samer Cheaib

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 Farmers have been protesting at Singhu border near Delhi for over a month now against the government's contentious farm laws. Braving the cold and even lathi charges by the police, the farmers have persisted. In videos that went viral on social media, farmers were seen offering food and water, from their own ration to cops they had clashed with moments before the images were captured. Photo: Twitter
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Farmers have been protesting at Singhu border near Delhi for over a month now against the government's contentious farm laws. Braving the cold and even lathi charges by the police, the farmers have persisted. In videos that went viral on social media, farmers were seen offering food and water, from their own ration to cops they had clashed with moments before the images were captured. Photo: Twitter

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 In November when the farmers' protest was at its peak, Hundreds of farmers were stopped at Delhi's border with Uttar Pradesh as they tried to press ahead into the national capital, their agitation disrupting traffic in Noida and Ghaziabad. Stopped from entering the city, the farmers staged 'panchayats' at the road blockades where they were addressed by Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) office-bearers. A video and photos of one particular clash, however, went viral on social media: Of a young protestor jumping and climbing onto a police car, to turn off the water cannon which was being blasted at the farmers. As the police reach out to him after he turns off the water-canon, he jumps his way out, mirroring something out of a movie. Photo: Twitter
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In November when the farmers' protest was at its peak, Hundreds of farmers were stopped at Delhi's border with Uttar Pradesh as they tried to press ahead into the national capital, their agitation disrupting traffic in Noida and Ghaziabad. Stopped from entering the city, the farmers staged 'panchayats' at the road blockades where they were addressed by Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) office-bearers. A video and photos of one particular clash, however, went viral on social media: Of a young protestor jumping and climbing onto a police car, to turn off the water cannon which was being blasted at the farmers. As the police reach out to him after he turns off the water-canon, he jumps his way out, mirroring something out of a movie. Photo: Twitter

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 A 20-year-old ballet enthusiast, who is the son of an e-rickshaw driver in Delhi, used a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to pay the fees for a training course at the famed English National Ballet School in London. Kamal Singh dreams of representing India at an international dance platform after he won admission to the school’s one-year Professional Trainee Programme. The young dancer was oblivious to the world of ballet four years ago, when a chance encounter with Maestro Fernando Aguilera, the director of a ballet school and company in New Delhi, changed the course of his life. Photo: Twitter/ Kamal Singh
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A 20-year-old ballet enthusiast, who is the son of an e-rickshaw driver in Delhi, used a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to pay the fees for a training course at the famed English National Ballet School in London. Kamal Singh dreams of representing India at an international dance platform after he won admission to the school’s one-year Professional Trainee Programme. The young dancer was oblivious to the world of ballet four years ago, when a chance encounter with Maestro Fernando Aguilera, the director of a ballet school and company in New Delhi, changed the course of his life. Photo: Twitter/ Kamal Singh

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 A woman delivered a baby inside IndiGo's flight in October. A baby boy was born en route on the Delhi-Bengaluru 6E 122 flight that landed at the Bengaluru airport. Photo: Twitter
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A woman delivered a baby inside IndiGo's flight in October. A baby boy was born en route on the Delhi-Bengaluru 6E 122 flight that landed at the Bengaluru airport. Photo: Twitter

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 Tucson Prime, was a street dog in Brazil before it was adopted by a car making brand Hyundai’s showroom in Brazil. As can be seen in the carousel of photos that have been shared on the showroom’s Instagram page, one can see that the cutesy furry animal also has an identity card. Apparently, the little doggo has been given honorary employment in the showroom. He wears his identity card around his neck. Like usual I-cards, this one too has his name and photo on it. Photo: Instagram/Hyundai
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Tucson Prime, was a street dog in Brazil before it was adopted by a car making brand Hyundai’s showroom in Brazil. As can be seen in the carousel of photos that have been shared on the showroom’s Instagram page, one can see that the cutesy furry animal also has an identity card. Apparently, the little doggo has been given honorary employment in the showroom. He wears his identity card around his neck. Like usual I-cards, this one too has his name and photo on it. Photo: Instagram/Hyundai

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" I strongly believe that in the current times when we are all facing this global health calamity, every Indian deserves to be with their families and dear ones. I've taken official permissions from the Maharashtra and Karnataka Governments to help these migrants reach home in about ten buses," said Sonu.

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 Earlier this year, Italy had imposed one of the strictest coronavirus lockdowns when the only necessary movement was allowed. The empty streets of Italy might make us sad; however, the locales have found a new way to keep the spirits high in order to fight COVID-19. In videos that went viral on social media, Italians could be seen singing together from their respective balconies - an act of solidarity while social distancing. Photo: Reuters
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Earlier this year, Italy had imposed one of the strictest coronavirus lockdowns when the only necessary movement was allowed. The empty streets of Italy might make us sad; however, the locales have found a new way to keep the spirits high in order to fight COVID-19. In videos that went viral on social media, Italians could be seen singing together from their respective balconies - an act of solidarity while social distancing. Photo: Reuters

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 A forest range officer from Mysuru received praise on social media after images of his descending a dry well to save a trapped leopard while being locked in a cage went viral. The officer, Siddaraju, locked himself inside a cage with just a torch and his mobile phone, in order to rescue a leopard that was allegedly stuck inside a 100-ft dry well in HD Kote, Mysuru in Karnataka. Photo: Twitter
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A forest range officer from Mysuru received praise on social media after images of his descending a dry well to save a trapped leopard while being locked in a cage went viral. The officer, Siddaraju, locked himself inside a cage with just a torch and his mobile phone, in order to rescue a leopard that was allegedly stuck inside a 100-ft dry well in HD Kote, Mysuru in Karnataka. Photo: Twitter

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 Even as protests raged against the killing of George Floyd, the 46-year-old African-American who was killed after a police officer held him down by the neck until he choked, an image of a protestor standing up to police officers went viral. In the photo, a young woman can be seen kneeling peacefully in front of armed policemen with guns and batons in a mark of protest. Photo: Twitter/ Dai Sugano
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Even as protests raged against the killing of George Floyd, the 46-year-old African-American who was killed after a police officer held him down by the neck until he choked, an image of a protestor standing up to police officers went viral. In the photo, a young woman can be seen kneeling peacefully in front of armed policemen with guns and batons in a mark of protest. Photo: Twitter/ Dai Sugano

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 The Indian Army on October 15 said it has restored the damaged grave of a decorated Pakistani officer in Naugam sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Srinagar-based Chinar Corps tweeted a photograph of the epitaph on the grave which read,
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The Indian Army on October 15 said it has restored the damaged grave of a decorated Pakistani officer in Naugam sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Srinagar-based Chinar Corps tweeted a photograph of the epitaph on the grave which read, "In memory of Major Mohd Shabir Khan, Sitar-e-Jurrat Shahid 05 May 1972, 1630 H, killed in a counter attack by 9 Sikh". Photo: Twitter/Chinar Corps

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 Photographer Sergey Gorshkov's image of an endangered Siberian tiger hugging an ancient Manchurian fir tree won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020. Photo: Instagram via Sergey Gorshkov
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Photographer Sergey Gorshkov's image of an endangered Siberian tiger hugging an ancient Manchurian fir tree won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020. Photo: Instagram via Sergey Gorshkov

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 Margaret Keenan, 90, is applauded by staff as she returns to her ward at University Hospital after becoming the first person in Britain to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine outside of a clinical trial, at the start of the largest-ever immunization program in British history, in Coventry, England, on December 8, 2020. Photo: Reuters
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Margaret Keenan, 90, is applauded by staff as she returns to her ward at University Hospital after becoming the first person in Britain to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine outside of a clinical trial, at the start of the largest-ever immunization program in British history, in Coventry, England, on December 8, 2020. Photo: Reuters

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 Dr. Lucia Ledesma, a clinical neuropsychologist, gazes into the eyes of Harley, a therapy dog who provides emotional support for health-care workers who are treating patients infected with the new coronavirus, while he rests on his bed in Mexico City on September 12, 2020. Photo: AP
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Dr. Lucia Ledesma, a clinical neuropsychologist, gazes into the eyes of Harley, a therapy dog who provides emotional support for health-care workers who are treating patients infected with the new coronavirus, while he rests on his bed in Mexico City on September 12, 2020. Photo: AP

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 Bababhai Pathan from Ahmednagar, Maharashtra became the talk of the town after he adopted two 'orphaned' Hindu women as his sisters and had them married following Hindu customs and rituals. The incident was shared on Twitter by journalist Aarif Shah, who said,
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Bababhai Pathan from Ahmednagar, Maharashtra became the talk of the town after he adopted two 'orphaned' Hindu women as his sisters and had them married following Hindu customs and rituals. The incident was shared on Twitter by journalist Aarif Shah, who said, "Muslim man Bababhai Pathan, from Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, has adopted two orphan sisters & wedded them from his own expenses according to the Hindu rituals. He has been widely praised for his humanitarian work across the country." Photo: Twitter/ Arif Shah

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 Resident kisses a relative through a plastic sheet installed in a special 'hug room' at a care home in Castelfranco Veneto, Italy. Centro residenziale per anziani Domenico Sartor/via REUTERS
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Resident kisses a relative through a plastic sheet installed in a special 'hug room' at a care home in Castelfranco Veneto, Italy. Centro residenziale per anziani Domenico Sartor/via REUTERS

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