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3 November 2020updated 28 Jul 2021 7:40am

US Election 2020 in Pictures

From the queues and merchandise, to the rallies and protests, our creative editor selects the best pictures from the presidential campaign. 

By Gerry Brakus

Democrat supporters wait to watch Barack Obama speak at a “Get Out the Vote” rally as he campaigns for Joe Biden in Atlanta, Georgia, on 2 November 2020. Photo by Elijah Nouvelage / AFP

Trump supporters gather in the Regal Greenwood & RPX Cinema car park ahead of a parade around Interstate 465 in Indianapolis. Photo by Jeremy Hogan / SOPA Images / Shutterstock

Anti-Trump protesters demonstrate outside the White House ahead of the 2020 elections. Photo by Yegor Aleyev / TASS

Little Sisters of the Poor wait for Donald Trump to speak in a “Make America Great Again” rally in Washington, Michigan, on 1 November 2020. Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

A Donald Trump supporter wears a “Blacks for Trump” T-shirt at a rally in Florida on 2 November 2020. Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

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Joe Biden speaks during a campaign rally in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Photo by Pavlo Gonchar / SOPA Images / Sipa USA

Joe Biden addresses supporters in Warm Springs, Georgia, on 27 October 2020. The candidates have taken different approaches to campaigning during the Covid-19 pandemic. While the Biden campaign has implemented social distancing measures, as in the photo above, the Trump campaign has allowed large numbers to gather at rallies. Photo by Brian Snyder / Reuters

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People wait for Donald Trump to speak at a rally at the Hickory Regional Airport on 1 November 2020 in North Carolina. Photo by Michael Ciaglo / Getty Images

Families turn out at a Donald Trump rally in Londonderry, New Hampshire. Photo by Leah Millis / Reuters

Donald Trump dances at a “Make America Great Again” rally at Richard B Russell Airport in Georgia on 1 November 2020. Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

A young boy listens as Joe Biden speaks at a “Get Out the Vote” event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 1 November 2020. Photo by Drew Angerer / Getty Images

Lady Gaga performs at a Joe Biden drive-in campaign rally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on 2 November 2020. Photo by Drew Angerer / Getty Images

A Japanese manufacturer in Saitama, north of Tokyo, makes rubber masks of Donald Trump and Joe Biden in October 2020. Photo by Yasuhiro Ogawa / JIJI PRESS / PA

Former president Barack Obama speaks at a drive-in campaign rally for Joe Biden in Detroit, Michigan, on 31 October. Photo by Drew Angerer / Getty Images

Trump merchandise is sold at a roadside vendor’s stand in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo by Al Drago / Bloomberg

Trump supporter Daniel Kulick in York Springs, Pennsylvania. Photo by Philippe de Poulpiquet / Maxppp / PA

Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, on Halloween. Photo by Carlos Barria / Reuters

An attendee at a Trump rally in Rome, Georgia, wears a “fake news” T-shirt. Photo by Elijah Nouvelage / Bloomberg

Democratic Representative Lucy McBath leads a chant at a “They See Georgia Blue” campaign event in Suwanee, Georgia, on 31 October 2020. Photo by Brandon Bell / Reuters

Trump supporters arrive at a rally on 1 November in Washington, Michigan. Photo by John Moore / Getty Images

A voodoo doll of Donald Trump sits on the bonnet of a car during a drive-in campaign rally for Joe Biden at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Photo by Drew Angerer / Getty Images

Trump supporters rally in the city of Beverly Hills where they marched up and down Rodeo Drive. Photo by Ted Soqui / SIPA

Trump supporters gather with flags in the Queens borough of New York City on 1 November. Photo by zz / STRF / / Starmax /PA

The Detroit Youth Choir dances to Stevie Wonder at a drive-in rally for Joe Biden on Belle Isle. Photo by Dominick Sokotoff / Shutterstock

A cowboy hat held up for the arrival of Donald Trump at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport on 1 November. Photo by Joe Raedle / Getty Images

Barack Obama and Joe Biden greet each other with a socially distant “air” elbow bump at the end of a drive-in campaign rally in Flint, Michigan on 31 October. Biden campaigned with Obama in the battleground state, which President Donald Trump narrowly won in 2016. Photo by Drew Angerer / Getty Images

A trailer in Somerset, Pennsylvania. Photo by Al Drago / Bloomberg

A young girl blows bubbles during a campaign event for Kamala Harris in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Edgard Garrido / Reuters

A supporter strips off at a Trump rally in Waterford Township, Michigan. Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Campaign signs sit in the front garden of a home in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Photo by Scott Olson / Getty Images

A beacon lights up the skyline from the Paramount Miami Worldcenter skyscraper, calling for voters to turn out to vote. Photo by Bryan Glazer / AP