2020 in pictures: A year of coronavirus, shifting politics and more

2020 in pictures: A year of coronavirus, shifting politics and more

A selection of striking images from across Asia, and the stories behind them

TOKYO — From coronavirus and regime change to natural disasters and political unrest, 2020 was year of gripping events in Asia.

Here we look back at the year in pictures, and the stories behind them.

Wuhan Hygiene Emergency Response Team staff leave the closed Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in the city of Wuhan, in Hubei Province, on Jan. 11. The new, deadly type of coronavirus emerged in the city at the beginning of the year and spread worldwide.

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen celebrates at a rally after Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party emerged victorious in the national elections, in Taipei on Jan. 11.