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A look at The Daily Item's best photos of the year as captured by staff photographers Olivia Falcigno and Spenser Hasak.

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Charlotte Jenkins, 5, jumps over sandcastles made by her twin, Max, at sundown on Saturday afternoon in Lynn. Their father, Nathan, said, “last month, we were here playing in the snow.”

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From left, Elizabeth Espinal, 8, Luthersa Buissereth, 8, and Yessidel Nieves, 9, react to being tasked with painting the frames for the Bed for Every Child Program at the Sacred Heart School in Lynn on Monday morning.

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Kevin Bransfield twirls his daughter, Emma, 3, during a rehearsed dance routine being taught to the group.

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Miranda Santana, 7, of Lynn laughs as she waves her Dominican Republic flag with the rest of the attendees of the flag raising ceremony to commemorate 176 years of the country's independence.

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The Lynn English Bulldogs crowd around CJ Bingham, 7, the son of assistant coach Corey Bingham, in celebration after winning the MIAA Division 1 North Sectional Championship against Lowell in overtime on Saturday.

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Domenic Papa, 14, carries Seajae Gaskill, 14, during a drill at the Lynn Outlaws opening day on Monday night at Barry Park.

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English player Mukeba Jean-Baptiste shoots a basket during the English v. Mansfield state semifinal basketball game at TD Garden on Tuesday night in Boston.

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St. Mary's fans look on as they watch a freethrow from Alyssa Grossi fly toward the basket.

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The St. Mary's girls basketball team sprints onto the court as they celebrate after winning the MIAA basketball semifinal title.

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A Lynn firefighter's shadow is cast on the side of a home at the corner of Boston and Moulton Streets in Lynn as firefighters from multiple communities work to put the fire out in the building.

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Sher Bohara stands behind a plastic divider as he works at Henry’s Variety in Lynn at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Jack Herlihy of Lynn has been making protective masks and scrub caps for the medical workers fighting the coronavirus.

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Ryan Goodwin, a Lynn Fire paramedic with Medic 1, demonstrates the personal protective equipment (PPE) which he and other paramedics have to wear when responding to a high-risk call during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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From left, Victoria Rivera, 17, Carlisle Whitfield, 5, and Ocean Whitfield, 3, wait as their mother, Tammy Whitfield, wraps a bandana around their heads before a walk on Lynn Shore Drive.

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COVID-19 has forced remote worship arrangements and stressed finances as several faiths mark the holiest week of the year. Rev. Brian Flynn of St. Mary's Church in Lynn has been Facebook live-streaming mass to combat the issue.

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“I’m not having contact with any of my customers anymore pretty much ringing the bells, leaving the package and walking away. No physical contact, no face-to-face contact, I feel like a ghost now.” Nate Young, UPS Delivery Driver, Lynn.

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Dan Spicer of Pelham N.H., an EMT with Armstrong Ambulance Service in Saugus, reads "How Not to Die," while on break on Friday. "Overall it's been stressful," says Spicer as he spoke about being on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19.

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Paul Zabierek of Lynn takes a stroll down Lynn Shore Drive with mask and bunny ears on to celebrate Easter amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Maggie Weinberg, 3, rides her bike down the street screaming, “No hands!” to her mother, Katie, sitting on the front porch of their Lynn home on Tuesday afternoon.

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Loretta Surette of Lynn waves to a Lynn Police officer as he drives in a parade to wish her a happy 91st birthday on Saturday.

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With the goal of giving passersby some inspiration and hope, Richard Madaglia joined his wife, Glynis, and friends Joan and RIck Myette, all of Lynn, and put on his inflatable dinosaur costume as the group made their way through City Hall Square on Saturday afternoon.

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Lynn is requiring construction jobs with 10 or more workers to hire a city approved third-party inspector. Construction workers are seen on the job at a site off of the Lynnway.

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Lynnfield Fire Department Lt. Ryan Batchelder hangs a banner in honor of the Lynnfield High School Class of 2020 on Summer St. in Lynnfield on Sunday morning.

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LCHC Nurse Practitioner Julie Chan makes a young patient laugh to put him at ease before administering a COVID-19 test at LCHC's testing facility on Buffum Street in Lynn.

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Gold Star Hair Design owner Jose Vargas cuts the hair of Luis Leonardo of Lynn from behind a plastic curtain separating his booth from the next.

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Bob Porro sanitizes golf carts after every use at Reedy Meadows Golf Course on Sunday afternoon.

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Protesters gather outside of Lynn Police Headquarters on Friday as they rally against police brutality and racism following the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a Minneapolis Police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes.

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From left, Lynn residents Shaneeka Belmer-Quinerly and her son Roman, 4, listen to her aunt and Zion Baptist member Annie Louise Belmer speak at a Black Lives Matter caravan at the Essex County Courthouse in Salem Wednesday night.

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Lynn native Rita LeBlanc celebrated her 100th birthday on Monday with honks and waves from family members who drove by the Lynn Home for Elderly Persons to wish her well. One of 13 siblings, LeBlanc worked at Luther Witham Caterer and at St. Jean-Baptiste School. Married to Alfred LeBlanc for 50 years, the couple have five children, 16 great-grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren.

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Surrounded by "welcome home" balloons and signs, Phil Padulsky stands in front of the steps to his Marblehead home after recovering from COVID-19 and returning home on Thursday.

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Lynnfield firefighter/EMT David Marengi sanitizes a microphone for Patricia Campbell as she removes her mask to speak during Town Meeting on Saturday.

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Framed by a protest sign, Michelle Lapoetica of Lynn delivers a powerfull speech on the steps of Lynn City Hall during the Prevent the Cycle protest on Saturday.

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Boaters taking part in the 4th of July Boat Parade on Pillings Pond in Lynnfield on Saturday are seen though an American flag held by Vince and Kendall Inglese of Lynnfield.

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Despite fans not being allowed in the stands, people still found a way to watch the Navigators home opener at Fraser Field on Tuesday night.

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A white-tailed deer peeks its head over a rock at Gannon Municipal Golf Course in Lynn.

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Terrance Carroll of Wakefield takes advantage of a sudden downpour on Thursday to cool off after working the day at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site.

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Alexander Colon adjusts his facemask as he walks up to recieve his diploma during Saugus High School's graduation ceremony on Saturday.

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From left, Lt. Dave Hathaway and Lynn firefighter Frank Zeoli wear COVID-19 protective gear at the Lynn Fire Department on Tuesday afternoon in Lynn.

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Leandro Diaz looks out the front door of his Lynn home as he sits with his son, Leudy, 1, and his wife Yaniri with their newborn, Yareli. he Diaz family is among the more than 1,000 families who received rent assistance from LHAND and United Way through the Lynn Community Care Fund.

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Kristopher Siriani of Lynn walks along the railing of the seawall near King's Beach in Lynn like a tightrope on Saturday. "I like nature and I try to dive deeper into a sense of being," says Siriani. Balancing while walking along the railing helps bring him inner peace. "Sometimes I can do the whole thing in one shot if I'm not distracted."

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Starting Sunday, Swampscott has designated Vinnin Square along with other areas of town as “mandatory-mask zones.” Shoppers at Whole Foods Market in Swampscott walk down the aisle on Sunday afternoon.

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Rady Gerardo feeds his daughter, Sofia, 2, some frozen yoghurt on Wednesday night in Swampscott.

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Steven Jones helps his daughter Alex, 5, pick an apple at Brooksby Farm on Sunday afternoon.

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Walter, the 1-year-old poodle from Lynn, visits the pumpkin patch at Brooksby Farm on Sunday afternoon in Peabody.

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From behind a plexiglass divider, June Mascianica, of Lynnfield, works out on an elliptical at the Torigian Family YMCA in Peabody. "They take such good precautions, I feel safer here than at a grocery store," says Mascianica.

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Glenn Rigoff of Boston flies a Black Lives Matter as he stands at Red Rock Park in Lynn with Lise Pass of Swampscott, right, and woman who didn't wish to give her name, during a demonstration to protest the lack of charges brought against officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor on Saturday.

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Marblehead resident Maggie Donohue, 5, completes her homework at the Marblehead Jewish Community Center on Tuesday morning in Marblehead.

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Johnson School kindergartener Charlie Dam creates an owl by using leaves gathered from the surrounds of the school during an outdoor art class on Friday.

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Cambridge resident and Colombian native Antuan Castro Del Rio leads the pack that gathered at Saugus Town Hall on Sunday afternoon to counter-protest the Saugus police and fire rally.

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From left, Marblehead resident Hildegaard Arnold Kiel, Marblehead resident Ulrike Welsch and Stoneham resident Liz Ouadani enjoy a lunch separated by glass walls at Mission on the Bay Thursday afternoon in Swampscott.

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Swampscott election official Agatha Marano sanitizes a voting booth as she works the Swampscott High School polling station Tuesday evening.

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Math teacher Jamie McLeod helps freshman Stephen Faulkner with an equation during class at Swampscott High School.

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Adrian Guerrero-Paz, 12, of Lynn, skates through Lynn Common holding a "Biden/Harris" as he joins others in celebrating Joe Biden's victory of President Donald Trump in the 2020 Election on Saturday evening.

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From left, Aidan Addonizio, 10, his brother Ryan, 5, and sister Emma, 9, climb on the playscape at MarketStreet Sunday afternoon in Lynnfield.

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Lynnfield resident Hank Fandel has constructed a stand-alone “neighborhood library" in his front yard for families around the area to enjoy.

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From left, Lynn residents Emily Barrios, 4, and her cousin Leah, 4, wave to Santa Claus after waiting in line for the Salvation Army food pantry on Monday afternoon at Manning Field in Lynn.

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10-year-old Aniya Andrade has raised more than $1,400, which she used to purchase 60 sleeping bags and backpacks for the homeless.

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Students walk the halls of Marblehead High School on Monday afternoon as dismissal is being called.

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A couple walks through Red Rock Park in Lynn shortly after sun set at 4:12 p.m. Saturday evening.

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A Lynn woman was able to have her deportation postponed until May thanks to efforts from the community. Advocates argued that the woman, a rape victim, couldn't pursue her criminal case unless she was still in the country.

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Charles DeVirgilio of Lynn, an instructor at Zhen Ren Chuan Martial Arts in Arlington, practices his technique for a Bagua Walking Circle, which is meant to develop your internal energy.

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Heated words are exchanged between a Black Lives Matter supporter and a supporter of President Donald Trump through megaphones during a rally on Humphrey Street in Swampscott on Saturday.

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From left, Danny Zeitz, 13, Jason Antonelli, 13, Cameron Soroko, 14, Jordan Rodriguez, 12, Nathan Soroko, 13, and Ayden Kloppenburg, 13, hold signs and balloons across the street from Saugus High School basketball coach Mark Bertrand’s wake.

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Registered nurse Michele Hnath of Peabody, who works in the ICU at NSMC Salem Hospital, looks on as Clinical Nurse Educator Tiffany Diaz Bercy, MSN, RN, of Lynn administers the first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the hospital on Wednesday.

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Alex Stoney of Salem, left, and Lizz Rice of Danville, N.H., embrace eachother as a large wave crashes over the seawall along Humphrey Street in Swampscott at high-tide during Thursday's snow storm.

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