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News photo of the year 2019 | Resigned Finnish PM Antti Rinne listens to president Sauli Niinistö’s speech as the resigned government of Finland pays a complimentary visit to the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland on December 10, 2019. Finland’s centre-left coalition government collapsed less than six months into office after the Centre Party chairwoman Katri Kulmuni announced her party, a member of the ruling coalition, no longer supported the Social Democratic leader following the way he handled a labour market dispute involving the state-owned postal service Posti. Next to Kulmuni stands foreign minister Pekka Haavisto, who at the time was embroiled in a dispute with staff, politicians and the media over the Al-Hol refugee camp.

Finnish sociologist and Left Alliance MP Anna Kontula in the Parliament House on October 22, 2019. Kontula caused controversy in October by stating that she is the only communist – at least the only one willing to openly admit it – in the Finnish Parliament. On the background two sculptures, Intellectual Work and Future, from Wäinö Aaltonen’s series Work and future designed for the Parliament chamber.