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From Eurovision to riots and volcanos: EPA picks photos that define 2019

The European Pressphoto Agency has chosen a list of shots which in their opinion depict the year's most fascinating moments in all its glory; the list includes Israeli elections, protests in the West Bank and various snaps of President Trump

As this calendar year draws to a close The European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) have picked out a series of photographs which in their view define 2019 better than any others. Events in Israel also left their mark, with images of the Netanyahu couple embracing after the April 9 elections, musical performances during the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv as well as snaps from an ultra-Orthodox rally in Jerusalem.

 

 

Breathtaking views, iconic moments and events that became history - here are some of the images that made the fascinating list.

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara embrace after what seemed like a Netanyahu win in this year's first round of elections, April (Photo: EPA)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara embrace after what seemed like a Netanyahu win in this year's first round of elections, April (Photo: EPA)

 

A Palestinian hurling a Molotov cocktail at IDF troops during Hebron unrest, April (Photo: EPA)
A Palestinian hurling a Molotov cocktail at IDF troops during Hebron unrest, April (Photo: EPA)

 

A girl kisses a massive Netanyahu figure placed at Habima Square in Tel Aviv, April (Photo: EPA)
A girl kisses a massive Netanyahu figure placed at Habima Square in Tel Aviv, April (Photo: EPA)

 

Eurovision Song Contest 2019 winner Duncan Laurence during his last rehearsal before the final in Tel Aviv, May (Photo: EPA)
Eurovision Song Contest 2019 winner Duncan Laurence during his last rehearsal before the final in Tel Aviv, May (Photo: EPA)

 

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox rally in Jerusalem before Israel's second elections of the year, September (Photo: EPA)
Thousands of ultra-Orthodox rally in Jerusalem before Israel's second elections of the year, September (Photo: EPA)

 

Lebanese protestors take a selfie break during riots against the government in Beirut, October (Photo: EPA)
Lebanese protestors take a selfie break during riots against the government in Beirut, October (Photo: EPA)

 

Hezbollah supporters listening to the terror group's leader Hassan Nasrallah giving a speech in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, February (Photo: EPA)
Hezbollah supporters listening to the terror group's leader Hassan Nasrallah giving a speech in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, February (Photo: EPA)

 

U.S. President Donald Trump embraces the American flag, March (Photo: EPA)
U.S. President Donald Trump embraces the American flag, March (Photo: EPA)

 

Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg during her speech at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, September  (Photo: EPA)
Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg during her speech at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, September (Photo: EPA)

 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and American First Lady Melania Trump embrace at the G7 Summit, August (Photo: EPA)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and American First Lady Melania Trump embrace at the G7 Summit, August (Photo: EPA)

 

 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau celebrates his re-election, October (Photo: EPA)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau celebrates his re-election, October (Photo: EPA)

 

The coronation ceremony of the Emperor of Japan Naruhito, October (Photo: EPA)
The coronation ceremony of the Emperor of Japan Naruhito, October (Photo: EPA)

 

A performance of famous ballet Swan Lake in Prague, March (Photo: EPA)
A performance of famous ballet Swan Lake in Prague, March (Photo: EPA)

 

Military parade at Beijing's Tiananmen Square to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the People's Republic of China, October (Photo: EPA)
Military parade at Beijing's Tiananmen Square to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the People's Republic of China, October (Photo: EPA)

 

A protestor in a trump costume attacked by police during anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong, September (Photo: EPA)
A protestor in a trump costume attacked by police during anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong, September (Photo: EPA)

 

Shi'ite Muslims in Baghdad, Iraq during a self-flagellation ritual on Ashura, September  (Photo: EPA)
Shi'ite Muslims in Baghdad, Iraq during a self-flagellation ritual on Ashura, September (Photo: EPA)

 

Women praying during a Shi'ite ritual in Iran, October (Photo: EPA)
Women praying during a Shi'ite ritual in Iran, October (Photo: EPA)

 

Kurds celebrating the Persian New Year Nowruz in northern Iraq, March (Photo: EPA)
Kurds celebrating the Persian New Year Nowruz in northern Iraq, March (Photo: EPA)

 

Protests against the government in Chile, October (Photo: EPA)
Protests against the government in Chile, October (Photo: EPA)

 

Paint on a police car in Barcelona, Spain during demonstrations calling for Catalonian independence, December (Photo: EPA)
Paint on a police car in Barcelona, Spain during demonstrations calling for Catalonian independence, December (Photo: EPA)

 

An elderly woman talks with soldiers blocking access to an opposition demonstration in Bolivia, October (Photo: EPA)
An elderly woman talks with soldiers blocking access to an opposition demonstration in Bolivia, October (Photo: EPA)

 

Military parade in Santiago, Chile, September (Photo: EPA)
Military parade in Santiago, Chile, September (Photo: EPA)

 

Wildfires in California, October (Photo: EPA)
Wildfires in California, October (Photo: EPA)

 

Photographers take pictures of a woman wounded in clashes between protesters and police in Zimbabwe, August (Photo: EPA)
Photographers take pictures of a woman wounded in clashes between protesters and police in Zimbabwe, August (Photo: EPA)

 

Man in a Spiderman costume during a screening of the franchise's latest fillm in Nepal, July (Photo: EPA)
Man in a Spiderman costume during a screening of the franchise's latest fillm in Nepal, July (Photo: EPA)

 

A woman in South Africa surprised by police raid, June (Photo: EPA)
A woman in South Africa surprised by police raid, June (Photo: EPA)

 

A policeman buying a water bottle from a woman through a barbed wire fence while he secures the Constitutional Court in Jakarta, Indonesia, July (Photo: EPA)
A policeman buying a water bottle from a woman through a barbed wire fence while he secures the Constitutional Court in Jakarta, Indonesia, July (Photo: EPA)

 

Mount Sinabung in Indonesia erupts, June (Photo: EPA)
Mount Sinabung in Indonesia erupts, June (Photo: EPA)

 

Dancers at the Asian Culture Carnival in Beijing, May (Photo: EPA)
Dancers at the Asian Culture Carnival in Beijing, May (Photo: EPA)

 

Tulip farm in Germany, April (Photo: EPA)
Tulip farm in Germany, April (Photo: EPA)

 

Art in a field on the mountainous border between Switzerland and France, July (Photo: EPA)
Art in a field on the mountainous border between Switzerland and France, July (Photo: EPA)

 

The Notre Dame Cathedral spire in Paris caught in flames, April (Photo: EPA)
The Notre Dame Cathedral spire in Paris caught in flames, April (Photo: EPA)

 

A woman visits the exhibition 'Mirrors: In and Out of Reality' in Barcelona, Spain, April (Photo: EPA)
A woman visits the exhibition 'Mirrors: In and Out of Reality' in Barcelona, Spain, April (Photo: EPA)

 

Bath as a snow sled in Switzerland, January (Photo: EPA)
Bath as a snow sled in Switzerland, January (Photo: EPA)

 

Giraffes at the Prague Zoo, February (Photo: EPA)
Giraffes at the Prague Zoo, February (Photo: EPA)

 

Ski competition in Switzerland, March (Photo: EPA)
Ski competition in Switzerland, March (Photo: EPA)

 

 

 

Demonstration against Theresa May's Brexit deal with the European Union, March (Photo: EPA)
Demonstration against Theresa May's Brexit deal with the European Union, March (Photo: EPA)

 

A protestor taking a selfie during a demonstration against the government in Haiti, February (Photo: EPA)
A protestor taking a selfie during a demonstration against the government in Haiti, February (Photo: EPA)

 


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