Al Jazeera English looks back on the COVID-19 pandemic and other stories that defined the year.
The assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani by the United States was the biggest news in the world in early 2020.
One of the other major events was the UK’s exit from the European Union on January 31.
The biggest story of 2020 has been the COVID-19 outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan which quickly spread around the world and turned into a global pandemic.
Al Jazeera looks back on these and other stories that defined the year.