2020 is a year most of us will be happy to leave behind, but there will always be images from the 12 months.

Some are surprising, some illustrate how far some people deviated from normal behavior, and others will elicit various emotions.

We present this gallery of various images from local, state and regional stories and events. Student rallies, protests, before COVID huge rash of card skimmer thieves, and more.

2020 in pictures