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Historic Photographer of The Year 2020: Who are this year's big winners?

The awards celebrate some of the world’s most incredible historical landmarks and cultural sites. For this year’s competition, photographers were asked to submit images they’ve taken in the past as many people haven’t been able to travel this year. The competition received a record number of entries and here are just a few of the best pictures.
This captivating photo of the Grade II-listed Brighton Palace Pier on a stormy day impressed judges and was named the best photo in this year's competition.
brighton-pier.Michael Marsh
This chilling photo is an aerial view of St Michael's Church on Somerset’s Burrow Mump. The image, taken on a misty winter morning, was voted the best in the Historic England category.
church.Adam Burton
This photograph captures the ancient city of Apamea in Syria, which sadly suffered a lot of damage following the country’s civil war in 2015. It won the competition’s newest category, Where History Happened .
city-of-Apamea.Martin Chamberlain
This image was taken deep inside a Victorian era slate mine. Lots of different light sources were used to capture the photographer's amazing shot.
This sun-filled snap was taken at Poulnabrone Dolmenin County Clare in Ireland.
Poulnabrone-Dolmen.Todor Tilev
This quirky building can be found in at Heddal in Notodden municipality, Norway. It’s known as a stave church and was created using wood during the medieval period. It’s the country’s biggest church of its kind.
Heddal-Stave-Church.Bjørn Andre Hagen
This colourful snap was taken in the Russian city of Moscow. It shows St. Basil's Cathedral which was constructed between 1555 and 1561.
St-Basil's-Cathedral.DMITRY BOGDANOV
The Tillya-Kari Madrassa was built between 1646 and 1660 in Uzbekistan. This image shows dormitory cells, which were once home to students. The cells are now home to a number of small tourist shops.
Tillya-Kari-Madrassa.Jean-Claude Thelen