Top 25 News Photos of 2022 (25 photos)

As the end of the year approaches, here is a look back at some of the major news events and moments of 2022. Russian troops invaded Ukraine and were met with stronger resistance than they had expected, leaving thousands dead or injured, and sparking an ongoing brutal conflict. Countries around the world grappled with the continuing coronavirus pandemic. Dramatic droughts, floods, and wildfires offered further evidence of our changing climate. The right to abortion was struck down in the United States, setting off massive protests. NASA took its next steps toward human exploration of the moon with its Artemis program, and much more. Here, we present the top 25 news photos of 2022. Be sure to check back throughout the week for more comprehensive stories, presented as “2022: The Year in Photos, Parts 1–3.” This image posted on Twitter reportedly on October 26, 2022, shows an unveiled woman standing on top of a vehicle as thousands make their way toward Aichi Cemetery in Saqez, Mahsa Amini's hometown in the western Iranian province of Kurdistan. To mark 40 days since Amini's death, the crowd defied heightened security measures that were part of a bloody crackdown on women-led protests. A wave of unrest rocked Iran after the death of 22-year-old Amini on September 16, following her arrest by the morality police in Tehran for allegedly breaching the country's strict rules on headscarves and modest clothing. ( AFP)

Top 25 News Photos of 2022 (25 photos)

As the end of the year approaches, here is a look back at some of the major news events and moments of 2022. Russian troops invaded Ukraine and were met with stronger resistance than they had expected, leaving thousands dead or injured, and sparking an ongoing brutal conflict. Countries around the world grappled with the continuing coronavirus pandemic. Dramatic droughts, floods, and wildfires offered further evidence of our changing climate. The right to abortion was struck down in the United States, setting off massive protests. NASA took its next steps toward human exploration of the moon with its Artemis program, and much more. Here, we present the top 25 news photos of 2022. Be sure to check back throughout the week for more comprehensive stories, presented as “2022: The Year in Photos, Parts 1–3.”

A woman holds her arms up, gesturing, while standing on a car among a large crowd of people marching past cars on a major road.
This image posted on Twitter reportedly on October 26, 2022, shows an unveiled woman standing on top of a vehicle as thousands make their way toward Aichi Cemetery in Saqez, Mahsa Amini's hometown in the western Iranian province of Kurdistan. To mark 40 days since Amini's death, the crowd defied heightened security measures that were part of a bloody crackdown on women-led protests. A wave of unrest rocked Iran after the death of 22-year-old Amini on September 16, following her arrest by the morality police in Tehran for allegedly breaching the country's strict rules on headscarves and modest clothing. ( AFP)