Photos of the Year

Star Tribune photographers capture the people, events and moments that, all together, tell the story of Minnesota in 2019.
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U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar waved to supporters gathered at Boom Island Park as she entered the Democratic presidential field on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Minneapolis.
Nelly Tay Godoy protested the Washington Redskins name with a group of Native Americans who gathered before an NFL game against the Minnesota Vikings, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 in Minneapolis.
Shanta Russ kissed her daughter, Siya Freeman, 4, after being allowed back up to her father's 15th floor apartment, following a fire on the 14th floor in Minneapolis on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Multiple people died when the fire broke at the public housing high-rise.
Janitta Currie wiped a tear from the cheek of her husband, Kenneth Currie, as they exchanged their vows during a free Valentine's Day wedding ceremony performed by Judge Martha Holton Dimick at the Hennepin County Government Center on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 in Minneapolis. Twelve Hennepin judges married 36 couples.
A person ran across the ice on Lake Superior, as it started to pack in along the shore near Duluth on Feb. 22, 2019. This ice is typically poor quality ice, which reacts poorly to movement due to weak bonding along the fractures.
Massive waves crashed on the shoreline by the Split Rock Lighthouse in Two Harbors as snow fell on Wednesday Nov. 27. 2019.
A runner braved the cold temperatures during the Red Undie Run on Stone Arch Bridge in honor of World AIDS Day, Sunday Dec. 1, 2019 in Minneapolis.
Lizzo performed at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul on Sunday, May 5, 2019.
Fans recorded Billie Eilish performing at the Armory on Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Minneapolis.
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, was one of five new Representatives sworn in on the United States House floor, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in Washington. Omar's daughter, Ilwad, peaks over her shoulder.
Election judge Carol Johnson tied a balloon to a chair before election day polls opened on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at the Arlington Hills Community Center in St. Paul.
A trio in a red convertible decked out with American flags waved to spectators as they drove the parade route on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in The St. Anthony Park neighborhood of St. Paul.
Members of the grounds crew cut the grass at Allianz Field amid heavy snow flurries on Friday, April 12, 2019, ahead of Minnesota United FC home opener against the New York City FC.
Police put up a blue tarp to block the view of a body at the scene of an officer involved shooting on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Richfield, Minn. Police shot and killed a driver following a chase after he apparently emerged from his car holding a knife and refused their commands to drop it.
Cassie Rooney, Joel Lundeen and David Fitzgerald used brushes to add wax to the bronze statue of Vice President Hubert Humphrey in front of City Hall on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Minneapolis.
Siblings from Plymouth get the triple stroller treatment on busy Judson Avenue at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. From left are Michael Gust, 2, Monley, 3, who was enjoying some cotton candy, and Michael's twin sister, Lavinia.
Khalid Nuur, 5, prayed at the Tawfiq Islamic Center in Minneapolis during Ramadan on Monday, May 6, 2019.
Tiffany Goodchild bathed her son Karter at their home on Friday, July 5, 2019 in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Goodchild, who once ran a school for special needs children, has dedicated her life to her son by fighting for the highest Medicaid waiver possible to meet his needs.
A couple danced between the lines of police and protesters as President Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Target Center on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.