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Photos: Staff photographer Peter R. Barber shares favorite pics of the year

The City Hall spire is bathed in a kaleidoscope of color in Schenectady Tuesday, April 7, 2020.
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The City Hall spire is bathed in a kaleidoscope of color in Schenectady Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

No one covers breaking news with more urgency and energy than our photographer Peter R. Barber. So it comes as no surprise that Peter captured some of the most dramatic images of 2020. Today we feature his top photos of the year to cap off a three-day series of our staff’s favorite work.

Teacher Molly Schaefer, right, cries on the shoulder of student Elizabeth Tchako after speaking to the School Board at Schenectady High School Wednesday, September 2, 2020.

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Schenectady firefighters go to work at a 2-alarm fire at 1608 Crane Street after flames were discovered shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2020.

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A molotov cocktail explodes in front of 4 mounted Albany Police officers on Arch Street near the South Station Saturday, May 30, 2020.

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Carson Dodd, 5, tries to knock the ball away from Brandon Diaz in front of their Amsterdam home Thursday, September 10, 2020.

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The sun sets behind St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church and First United Methodist Church steeples in Schenectady September 20, 2020.

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A male Karner Blue Butterfly rests on a flower in the Albany Pine Bush Nature Preserve on Karner Road in Guilderland Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

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Union’s Josh Kosack is wrapped up by Cornell’s Cody Haiskanen as goalie Matthew Galajda makes a save at Messa Rink Saturday, January 11, 2020.

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The Statue of Liberty at the Health, Peace, & Friendship Square on East Main Street in Amsterdam is bathed in a late winter sunset Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

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Shenendehowa’s Sean Albagli and Columbia’s Thomas Donohue head the ball Saturday, October 10, 2020.

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The City Hall spire is bathed in a kaleidoscope of color in Schenectady Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

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Karen Bradley pays tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at a candle light vigil on the steps of the Schenectady County Court House Saturday, September 19, 2020.

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Schenectady firefightes go to work at a garage fire at 1471 Lexington Avenue , February 9, 2020.

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An Amish buggy on Route 10 in Palatine Bridge Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

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