2022: The Year in Pictures

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January

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An aerial view shows a snow-covered landscape on a sunny winter day near Winterberg, Germany, on Jan. 6, 2022. (INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)
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Mariam Ahmad, a Syrian refugee from Aleppo, smiles as she looks at her child in her home in Tripoli, Lebanon, on Jan. 5, 2022. (Andreea Campeanu/Getty Images)
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People line up for a nasal swab COVID-19 test in Mumbai, India,Jan. 7, 2022. The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has just exceeded 300 million. (PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP via Getty Images)
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President Joe Biden walks away after paying respects at the casket of former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, who lies in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, on Jan. 12, 2022. (ANDREW HARNIK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
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World No. 1 Novak Djokovic (C) is banned from entering Australia and playing in the Australian Open as he chooses to not take a COVID-19 vaccination, on Jan. 16, 2022. (REUTERS/Loren Elliott)
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A migrant arrives in England after being intercepted in the English Channel by the UK Border Force, on Jan. 18, 2022. In 2021, the number of boat migrants tripled to 28,000 from 2020. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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Children look at “The Blue Boy” by English artist Thomas Gainsborough at the National Gallery in London on Jan. 24, 2022. The painting is on display in the UK for the first time in 100 years. (TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)
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Dominique Rivera, wife of fallen New York Police Department Officer Jason Rivera, hugs the flag from his casket during his funeral at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, on Jan. 28, 2022. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Men break up granite and carry out the slabs for a few euros per day in the large crater of Pissy Granite Mine located in the center of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on Jan. 29, 2022. (JOHN WESSELS/AFP via Getty Images)

February

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Islamic State leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi is killed during a counterterrorism raid by U.S. special forces in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, on Feb. 4, 2022. (AAREF WATAD/AFP via Getty Images)
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The share price of Meta dropped by more than 25 percent and Facebook lost $230 billion in market value on Feb. 3, 2022, the biggest one-day loss in history for a U.S. company. This followed the company’s first ever drop in daily user numbers. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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A member of the Honourable Artillery Company loads a cannon for a gun salute in front of London’s Tower Bridge to mark the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne, on Feb. 7, 2022. (NIKLAS HALLE’N/AFP via Getty Images)
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French President Emmanuel Macron (R) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow in an effort to find common ground on Ukraine and NATO, on Feb. 7, 2022. (SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty Images)
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The biggest breakthrough in fusion energy since 1997 is reported at the Joint European Torus in Abingdon, England, with 11 megawatts of power being produced over five seconds, more than double the previous record, on Feb. 9, 2022. (Leon Neal/Getty Images)
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Civilians gather at a metro station in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Feb. 24, 2022, after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a military operation and explosions sounded. Russia’s foreign minister said a “full-scale invasion” was underway. (DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images)
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A woman stands in a street as smoke rises from a military airport near Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Feb. 24, 2022. Russian troops have invaded the country from the north, east and south, accompanied by air strikes and shelling. (ARIS MESSINIS/AFP via Getty Images)
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People look at the exterior of a damaged residential block hit by an early morning missile strike in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Feb. 25, 2022, the day after Russia launched a large-scale attack on the nation. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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A couple prepares to evacuate by train from Ukraine’s capital city, Kyiv, as Russia’s invasion enters its fifth day, on Feb. 28, 2022. (DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP via Getty Images)

March

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President Joe Biden gives his first official State of the Union Address at the U.S. Capitol as Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi applaud behind him, on March 1, 2022. (Sarahbeth Maney-Pool/Getty Images)
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Yoon Suk-yeol from the People Power Party narrowly wins the presidential election for South Korea, on March 10, 2022. (Kim Hong-Ji – Pool/Getty Images)
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Revelers awash in color sing hymns during the Hindu spring festival of colors at Nandgaon village in India’s Uttar Pradesh state, on March 12, 2022. (AFP via Getty Images)
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A mother and son sleep in a family area in Lviv, Ukraine, while waiting to board a train to Poland. More than 2 million people have fled Ukraine in the past three weeks, on March 12, 2022. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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Fishermen leave to fish on Lake Tanganyika in Bujumbura, Burundi, on March 16, 2022. Burundi is classified as the poorest nation in the world in terms of gross domestic product per capita, according to the World Bank. (YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images)
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Black smoke billows after authorities said a missile attack hit an industrial area of Lviv, Ukraine, on March 26, 2022. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis celebrates signing into law provisions that would ban certain discussions about sexual orientation and gender identity in school classrooms from kindergarten to third grade, on March 28, 2022. (Courtesy of Florida Governor’s Office)
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A Ukrainian serviceman stands on a destroyed Russian tank in the northeastern Ukrainian city of Trostyanets after Ukraine stated that it recaptured the town; one of the first to fall under Moscow’s control, on March 29, 2022. (FADEL SENNA/AFP via Getty Images)

April

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A man walks past a burning peatland in Pekanbaru, the capital of the Indonesian province of Riau, on April 1, 2022. Dry peat burns easily and can be difficult to put out, endangering nearby protected forests. (WAHYUDI/AFP via Getty Images)
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A man picks up ballots for the first round of France’s presidential election at a polling station in Lyon, France, on April 10, 2022. (JEFF PACHOUD/AFP via Getty Images)
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Suspect Frank James is arrested in connection with the April 12 subway attack during rush hour on April 13, 2022. Ten people were shot, with five sustaining critical injuries. (Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson gets a traditional turban tied on his head after arriving at a university in Gandhinagar during a two-day trip to India, on April 21, 2022. (Ben Stansall – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

May

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Falun Gong practitioners take part in an event to celebrate the May 13 World Falun Dafa Day ahead of time in Foley Square, New York, on May 7, 2022. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
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Destroyed buses lay near Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s official residence in Colombo, on May 9, 2022. Rajapaksa resigned following massive protests against his government. (ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images)
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Buddhist devotees and tourists release lanterns into the air near the Borobudur temple during celebrations for Vesak Day in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia, on May 16, 2022. (Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
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In one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history, 19 children and two teachers were killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022. (Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)
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A man receives a haircut on a street adjoining a neighborhood that authorities locked down over fears of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Jing’an district of Shanghai, on May 30, 2022. (HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images)

June

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(Top) Actor Johnny Depp arrives at an event in England. (Above) Actress Amber Heard departs a Virginia courthouse. A jury in Virginia found both Heard and Depp liable for defamation after a bitter trial, on June 1, 2022. (STR/AFP via Getty Images, BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
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A dancer rehearses for a tea dance performance in Belfast City Hall in Ireland to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II, on June 3, 2022. (Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
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A traveler passes through O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. The Biden administration announced the end of the COVID-19 testing requirement for international travel, on June 10, 2022. (KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
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A woman throws a bottle of drinking water to her neighbor as sea water gushes into a residential area near the seafront at high tide during monsoon season in Mumbai, India, on June 15, 2022. (INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP via Getty Images)
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A ballet dancer sits backstage during a performance of “Giselle” in Lviv, Ukraine, on June 10, 2022. The Lviv National Opera house resumed performances in May, but limited the audience to 300 people, which is the capacity of its bomb shelter. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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A Royal Moroccan Armed Forces tank is driven in the Grier Labouihi region in Agadir, southern Morocco, during the “African Lion 2022” military exercise, on June 21, 2022. (FADEL SENNA/AFP via Getty Images)
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Gas prices hit well beyond $7 per gallon at gas stations in Los Angeles on June 22, 2022. President Joe Biden pitched a temporary fuel tax break, which critics called window dressing ahead of midterm elections. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)
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Shooting range owner John Deloca aims his pistol down range in Queens, New York, on June 23, 2022. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Americans have a fundamental right to carry a handgun in public.(ED JONES/AFP via Getty Images)
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A rider gallops on his horse with a lance during the traditional San Juan festival in the town of Ciutadella, on the Balearic Island of Menorca, on June 24, 2022. (JAIME REINA/AFP via Getty Images)
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Pro-life activists celebrate outside the Supreme Court after the top court ruled to erase a federal right to an abortion and sent abortion law to the states to decide, on June 24, 2022. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
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Spectators arrive at court in New York for the sentencing hearing of Ghislaine Maxwell, on June 28, 2022. Maxwell received a 20-year sentence for charges related to sex trafficking and sexual abuse. (ED JONES/AFP via Getty Images)

July

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Pedestrians are silhouetted against a large public video screen showing an image of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo after he was fatally shot during a campaign stop in Nara, Japan, on July 8, 2022. (TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP via Getty Images)
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NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope reveals for the first time previously invisible areas of star birth, on July 12, 2022. (NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI via Getty Images)
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In a first since Watergate, former White House senior strategist Stephen Bannon is found guilty of contempt of Congress after defying subpoenas by the Jan. 6 committee, on July 22, 2022. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
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A firefighter hoses a burning tree at the so-called Oak Fire near Midpines, Calif., on July 24, 2022, a day after Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency as the wildfire continued to scorch thousands of acres. (DAVID MCNEW/AFP via Getty Images)
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Traders work at the New York Stock Exchange on July 27. The U.S. Federal Reserve raised the benchmark interest rate by 0.75 of a percentage point in an attempt to combat a historic level of inflation. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)
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In a reversal, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announces that he has reached a deal with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) that would further the climate and energy agenda of the Biden administration on July 27, 2022. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
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Children play in a water-filled wash tub amid soaring temperatures in a camp for the internally displaced, near the Syrian village of Killi in the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib, on July 31, 2022. (AAREF WATAD/AFP via Getty Images)

August

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A police car sits outside former President Donald Trump’s residence at Mar-A-Lago, in Palm Beach, Fla., on Aug. 8, 2022, as the FBI searches his home for classified documents. (GIORGIO VIERA/AFP via Getty Images)
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Law enforcement officers in front of former President Donald Trump’s home at Mar-A-Lago in Florida on Aug. 8, 2022. Trump says his residence is being “raided” by FBI agents in what he calls an act of “prosecutorial misconduct.” (GIORGIO VIERA/AFP via Getty Images)
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An aerial view of Mar-a-Lago, the Florida home of former President Donald Trump, on Aug. 15, 2022. The FBI executed a search warrant on the home on Aug. 8, seeking boxes of classified documents that Trump is alleged to have taken from the White House. (REUTERS/Marco Bello)
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Kenyan Electoral Commission officials observe voters casting ballots during the general election at a polling station in the Mathare Social Hall in Nairobi no Aug. 9, 2022. (LUIS TATO/AFP via Getty Images)
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An aerial photo of a fisherman in his boat among water lilies in Lake Golbasi in southern Turkey’s Hatay province on Aug. 17, 2022. (OMAR HAJ KADOUR/AFP via Getty Images)
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U.S. professional surfer Kelly Slater competes during the Outerknown Tahiti Pro in Teahupo’o, French Polynesia, on Aug. 18, 2022. (JEROME BROUILLET/AFP via Getty Images)
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Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies in front of the U.S. Senate on Sept. 14. The director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who became the face of the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, announces on Aug. 22 that he plans to retire at the end of the year. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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Young women walk through the cave of Saint George on Aug. 22, 2022, during the Ashenda festival, which marks the end of a two-week-long fasting period, when the faithful in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church gather to honor the Virgin Mary. (AMANUEL SILESHI/AFP via Getty Images)
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Traffic backs up at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge toll plaza on Aug. 24, 2022. California announces a ban on the sale of new gasoline-powered cars after 2035 in a push to transition to electric vehicles, on Aug. 25, 2022. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Student loan debtors hold a rally in front of the White House to celebrate President Joe Biden’s intent to cancel student debt, which was later blocked by the Supreme Court on Aug. 24, 2022. (Paul Morigi/Getty Images for We the 45m)

September

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People pay their respects at the World Trade Center Memorial in New York on Sept. 11, 2022. (Chung I Ho/The Epoch Times)
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People place flags and flowers next to the names of those who died in the 2001 attacks, at the World Trade Center Memorial in New York on Sept. 11, 2022. (Chung I Ho/The Epoch Times)
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Traders work at the New York Stock Exchange on Sept. 13, 2022. The Dow Jones Industrial Average drops 1,276 points, or just under 4 percent, after a monthly inflation report, effectively erasing recent gains. (Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)
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Freight trains travel through Houston on Sept. 14, 2022. Rail carriers across the country are cutting shipments and Amtrak has begun halting passenger routes as a national railroad strike looms. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
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About 50 Venezuelans who recently crossed the U.S. border illegally are at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in Massachusetts on Sept. 14, 2022, after being flown there by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Six days later, the group filed a lawsuit against DeSantis. (Ray Ewing/Vineyard Gazette/Handout via REUTERS)
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Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin is carried into St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in England for her committal service following a state funeral at Westminster Abbey on Sept. 19, 2022. The Queen died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Sept. 8. (Ben Birchall-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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Iranian demonstrators take to the streets of the capital Tehran during a protest for Mahsa Amini on Sept. 21, 2022, five days after the young woman died in custody while under arrest by the country’s morality police. (AFP via Getty Images)
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A television captures final images as NASA successfully crashes its DART spaceship into the moonlet asteroid Dimorphos, in its first test of planetary defense on Sept. 26, 2022. (JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
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Florida begins a long cleanup on Sept. 30, 2022, after Hurricane Ian, a Category 4 storm that hit the state’s southwest three days prior, killing more than 100 people and inflicting $50 billion in insured losses. (GIORGIO VIERA/AFP via Getty Images)

October

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Oil pump jacks in California on Oct. 5, 2022. The OPEC+ alliance agrees to cut oil production by up to 2 million barrels per day, delivering a blow to President Joe Biden, who had asked the cartel to boost production to quell soaring inflation. (ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
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Amid East Africa’s worst drought in 40 years, which has put millions of people and wildlife on the brink of starvation, an orphaned elephant calf receives care at the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in Samburu, Kenya, on Oct. 12, 2022. (LUIS TATO/AFP via Getty Images)
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New Italian government ministers are sworn in at the Quirinal Palace in Rome, Italy, on Oct. 22, 2022. Conservative Giorgia Meloni is set to become Italy’s first female prime minister. (Antonio Masiello/Getty Images)
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Billionaire Tesla chief Elon Musk arrives at the San Francisco headquarters of Twitter on Oct. 26, stating, “let that sink in” as he completes his $44 billion acquisition of the social media company. (Twitter account of Elon Musk/AFP via Getty Images)

November

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Benjamin Netanyahu’s bloc of political parties won a 64-seat majority in the Israeli Legislature, returning the Likud party leader to the nation’s helm as prime minister, on November 1. (Amir Levy/Getty Images)
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People vote on Election Day at a polling location at Indianola Church of Christ in Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 8, 2022. Many Americans are keeping a close eye on the tightly contested races. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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FTX, the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency exchange, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States on Nov. 11, 2022, as customers are told the company is unable to process withdrawals amid an $8 billion shortfall. (Photo Illustration by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
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Former President Donald Trump and former First Lady Melania Trump officially launch Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign at an event at their Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Fla., on Nov. 15. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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People walk through a market in Bangalore, India, on Nov. 15, 2022. The global population has topped the symbolic milestone of 8 billion people, according to a United Nations estimate. (MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP via Getty Images)
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A child receives aid in Kherson, Ukraine, on Nov. 18, 2022, after almost half of the country’s energy infrastructure was disabled by Russian strikes, leaving about 10 million Ukrainians without power. (BULENT KILIC/AFP via Getty Images)
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A piece of paper reads “I didn’t say anything,” behind protestors in Shanghai who rail against the Chinese regime’s censorship while calling for an end to COVID-19 lockdowns, on Nov. 27, 2022. (HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images)
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Protesters in Beijing hold up white pieces of paper to protest against censorship and China’s strict zero-COVID measures, on Nov. 27, 2022. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
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Police officers block Wulumuqi Street in Shanghai on Nov. 27, 2022, where protests against zero-COVID took place the previous night in response to a deadly fire in Urumqi, Xinjiang. (HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images)
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Protesters in Beijing gather at a memorial on Nov. 27, 2022, after at least 10 people die in a Xinjiang apartment building fire blamed on the Chinese regime’s restrictive zero-COVID measures. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
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Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes testifies on screen during a House Select Committee hearing on June 9, 2022. On Nov. 29, Rhodes is convicted by a federal jury of committing seditious conspiracy during the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol breach. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
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Chinese expats in New York set off firecrackers on Dec. 3, 2022, to celebrate the Nov. 30 death of former Chinese Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin, who they deem responsible for mass human rights abuses. (Dan Lin/The Epoch Times)

December

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A man dressed as Santa Claus rides his motorbike during the 12th Santa Claus “Papa Noel” charity rally in Turin, Italy, on Dec. 4, 2022, to raise funds for a pediatrics health care facility. (MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images)
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Laureates of the 2022 Nobel Prize enjoy a royal banquet following the award ceremony in Stockholm on Dec. 10, 2022. (JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images)
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Workers set up a Christmas tree in Al-Hatab Square, one of Syria’s oldest squares, in the northern city of Aleppo on Dec. 12, 2022. (AFP via Getty Images)
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Sam Bankman-Fried, founder and former CEO of the failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX, is led away in handcuffs by officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force in Nassau, Bahamas, on Dec. 13, 2022. (MARIO DUNCANSON/AFP via Getty Images)
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Argentina’s Lionel Messi holds aloft the soccer World Cup trophy after leading his team to beat France in a dramatic final for his first and Argentina’s third World Cup victory, in Qatar on Dec. 18, 2022. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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A family poses together for a photo in front of Christmas and New Year decorations in Moscow on Dec. 19, 2022. (NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP via Getty Images)
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