PHOTOS | Through the lens, looking back on 2020 part 3

The Leader is taking a look back at what happened in 2020. Our photographers have picked out some of the most significant moments of the year.

Photos can convey a wide range of emotions from shock and anger, joy and relief, agony and ecstasy and they can reflect the thoughts of a community with just one image.

Chris Lane was there for many of these moments in 2020.

It was the year of COVID, restrictions on movement and the heated political and social discourse that went with it.

It was a year of bushfires, Ruby Princess and ICAC affairs.

Full beaches, empty football stadiums and council shenanigans.

As we look forward to a 2021 that just has to be better than 2020, we've put together a look at the year that we hope you enjoy.