AP’s top 2022 photos capture a planet bursting at the seams

Nov 30, 2022, 7:32 AM | Updated: Dec 28, 2022, 5:05 am
A man steps into the frame asking the photographer to stop making photos as men carry a coffin duri...

A man steps into the frame asking the photographer to stop making photos as men carry a coffin during a funeral, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

              A man steps into the frame asking the photographer to stop making photos as men carry a coffin during a funeral, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
            
              A youth suffering from cholera is helped upon arrival at a clinic run by Doctors Without Borders in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Oct. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
            
              The annual Tribute in Light is illuminated above Lower Manhattan in New York on the 21st anniversary of 9/11 on Sept. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
            
              A mother and her two daughters embrace while visiting a memorial at a town square in Uvalde, Texas, on May 31, 2022, to pay their respects to the victims killed in the previous week's elementary school shooting. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
            
              People listen as Abida Malik, sister of jailed Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik, reads verses from the Quran from the window of her house in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on May 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
            
              Flames engulf a chair inside a burning home as the Oak Fire burns in Mariposa County, Calif., on July 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
            
              Anastasia Ohrimenko, 26, is comforted by relatives and friends as she mourns the loss of her husband, Yury Styglyuk, a Ukrainian serviceman who died in combat on August 24 in Maryinka, Donetsk, during his funeral in Bucha, Ukraine, on Aug. 31, 2022. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
            
              A motorcyclist carries three young woman as he performs a wheelie on his motorbike during an exhibition in the Chapellin neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, on June 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
            
              The body of Muhammad Hassouna, a senior commander in the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad who was killed in an Israeli airstrike, is prepared for his funeral at a hospital in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Aug. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Fatima Shbair)
            
              A girl has her make up done before the "Las llamadas" carnival parade in Montevideo, Uruguay, on Feb. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
            
              Mahtab, an 8-year-old Hazara Shiite student, poses for a photo in her classroom at the Abdul Rahim Shaheed School in Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 23, 2022, days after a bombing attack at the school. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
            
              Bodies are lowered into a mass grave on the outskirts of Mariupol, Ukraine, on March 9, 2022, as people cannot bury their dead because of the heavy shelling by Russian forces. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Revelers dressed as "Mascaritas" take part in a traditional carnival celebration in the small village of Luzon, Spain, on Feb. 26, 2022. Preserved records from the fourteenth century document Luzon's carnival, but the real origin of the tradition could be much older. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
            
              People throng President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's official residence in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on July 11, 2022, the day after it was stormed by protesters demanding his resignation amid the country's worst economic crisis in recent memory. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
            
              A man recovers items from a burning shop following a Russian attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on March 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
            
              Matej Svancer of Austria trains ahead of the men's freestyle skiing big air qualification round of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Feb. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              A motorcyclist carries three young woman as he performs a wheelie on his motorbike during an exhibition in the Chapellin neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, on June 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
            
              The body of Muhammad Hassouna, a senior commander in the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad who was killed in an Israeli airstrike, is prepared for his funeral at a hospital in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Aug. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Fatima Shbair)
            
              A motorcyclist carries three young woman as he performs a wheelie on his motorbike during an exhibition in the Chapellin neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, on June 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
            
              The body of Muhammad Hassouna, a senior commander in the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad who was killed in an Israeli airstrike, is prepared for his funeral at a hospital in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Aug. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Fatima Shbair)
            
              A motorcyclist carries three young woman as he performs a wheelie on his motorbike during an exhibition in the Chapellin neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, on June 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
            
              The body of Muhammad Hassouna, a senior commander in the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad who was killed in an Israeli airstrike, is prepared for his funeral at a hospital in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Aug. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Fatima Shbair)
            
              A motorcyclist carries three young woman as he performs a wheelie on his motorbike during an exhibition in the Chapellin neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, on June 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
            
              Catherine, 70, holds a candle in the window of her home during a power outage in Borodyanka, Kyiv region, Ukraine, on Oct. 20, 2022, two days after Russian airstrikes cut power and water supplies to hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
            
              A supporter of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva holds a flag emblazoned with da Silva's face after results in the presidential run-off election were announced, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Oct. 30, 2022. Brazil's electoral authority said that da Silva defeated incumbent Jair Bolsonaro to become the country's next president. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
            
              Ecuadorian migrants walk across the Darien Gap from Colombia into Panama, hoping to eventually reach the U.S., on Oct. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
            
              Peole walk through floodwaters after heavy rainfall in Hadeja, Nigeria, on Sept 19, 2022. Nigeria is battling its worst floods in a decade. (AP Photo)
            
              A man steps into the frame asking the photographer to stop making photos as men carry a coffin during a funeral, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
            
              Britain's King Charles III, second right, Camilla, the Queen Consort, right, and Anne, Princess Royal, left, leave after paying their respects to Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Hall while she lies in state, in London on Sept. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
            
              Hand crew members walk in a line to battle a wildfire near Hemet, Calif., on Sept. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              A resident wounded in a Russian attack lies in an ambulance before being taken to a hospital in Kherson, Ukraine, on Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
            
              A youth suffering from cholera is helped upon arrival at a clinic run by Doctors Without Borders in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Oct. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
            
              A skinny dog named Propaganda sleeps next to a truck owned by Alfredo Rosales that used to move Colombian coal across the border to Venezuela, in San Juan de Colon, Venezuela, on Aug. 4, 2022. Rosales said he had a fleet of over 50 trucks before the border was partially closed by the Venezuelan government in 2015, but had to downsize to four trucks and sell the rest as scrap as the coal import business dropped. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
            
              Medics treat a wounded girl at the al Najar hospital following an Israeli airstrike on their family building in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Aug. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Hatem Ali)
            
              Firefighters and policemen evacuate an elderly woman from her house in Penteli, Greece, on July 19, 2022, after a large forest fire broke out northeast of Athens, fanned by high winds. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
            
              Angelic Lemmon, a park ranger for Utah's Department of Natural Resources, walks across reef-like structures called microbialites, exposed by receding waters at the Great Salt Lake, on Sept. 28, 2022, near Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
            
              A teacher dries out books at a school that was heavily damaged by Hurricane Ian in La Coloma, in the province of Pinar del Rio, Cuba, on Oct. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
            
              Nomadic women milk their hardy Himalayan goats that produce cashmere in the remote Kharnak village in the cold desert region of Ladakh, India, on Sept. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
            
              Germany's Stephan Leyhe soars through the air during the Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Bischofshofen, Austria, on Jan. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
            
              The annual Tribute in Light is illuminated above Lower Manhattan in New York on the 21st anniversary of 9/11 on Sept. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
            
              A sign posted by the Egyptian ministry of environment promotes the 2022 United Nations global summit on climate change, known as COP27, on Peace Road in Sharm el-Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt, on Nov. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Thomas Hartwell)
            
              Medical workers and others try to identify victims of a pedestrian bridge collapse in the city of Morbi, in India's western state of Gujarat, on Oct. 31, 2022. A century-old cable suspension bridge collapsed into a river the day before, sending hundreds plunging into the water and killing more than hundred in one of the worst accidents in the country in the past decade. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
            
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              A girl rides a horse during Tradition Day, aimed at preserving gaucho traditions, in San Antonio de Areco, Argentina, on Nov. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
            
              Cadets practice with gas masks during a lesson in a bomb shelter on the first day of school at a cadet lyceum in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Sept. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
            
              A steam train drives through a forest, destroyed by the bark beetle and drought, in the Harz mountains near the train station at Schierke, Germany, on Oct. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
            
              Seal hunter Wilbur Kuzuzuk drags a spotted seal, his only catch of the day, onto the edge of the lagoon in Shishmaref, Alaska, on Oct. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
            
              Christian Orthodox bishops stand by the body of the late head of the Orthodox Church in Cyprus, Archbishop Chrysostomos II, during his funeral ceremony at Saint Barnabas Cathedral in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Nov. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
            
              Dirk Russell, who has medical issues, lies on the sofa in his waterlogged home, which was flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, on Pine Island, Fla., on Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              A family walks in the rain in search of shelter on Sept. 27, 2022, after Hurricane Ian flooded their home in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
            
              A Ukrainian soldier reacts as he receives an injection during an evacuation of injured soldiers participating in the counteroffensive, near the retaken village of Shchurove, Ukraine, on Sept. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              A supporter of Republican nominee for U.S Senate Herschel Walker leaves a campaign rally on Nov. 10, 2022, in Canton, Ga., as Walker's campaign gears up for a runoff with incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
            
              The U.S. Navy Drill Team, lead by Lt. Stephan Acevedo, performs during the Joint Service Drill-Off competition at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Oct. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Volunteers pour water on the body of a Shiite Muslim who is bleeding after flagellating himself during a procession to mark Ashoura in New Delhi, India, on Aug. 9, 2022. Ashoura comemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
            
              Chris Martin, lead singer of the British rock band Coldplay, performs during the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sept. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
            
              The bow of the Soviet submarine K-3 Leninsky Komsomol is transported on a platform along the street from the pier to the museum, where it will be assembled with the stern, in the city of Kronstadt, outside St. Petersburg, Russia, on Oct. 12, 2022. K-3 Leninsky Komsomol, built in 1957, was the Soviet Union's first nuclear submarine. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
            
              Jenn Bennett, who is high on fentanyl, sits on her skateboard with a visible black eye as her friend, Jesse Williams, smokes the drug in Los Angeles on Aug. 9, 2022. Use of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin, has exploded. Even a small dose can be fatal, and it has quickly become the deadliest drug in the nation, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
            
              Palestinians mourn around the body of Fayez Damdoum during his funeral in the West Bank village of Azariyah, on Oct. 1, 2022. Israel's paramilitary border police said forces shot a protester who attempted to throw a firebomb at them as they came to disperse a demonstration. The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the dead youth as 18-year-old Fayez Damdoum. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              Ukrainian family members reunite for the first time since Russian troops withdraw from the Kherson region in the village of Tsentralne, southern Ukraine, on Nov. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
            
              People looking for their relatives inspect photos of victims of the soccer match stampede that occurred the day before in Malang, East Java, Indonesia, on Oct. 2, 2022. Panic at the soccer match left over 100 people dead, most of whom were trampled to death after police fired tear gas to prevent violence. (AP Photo/Dicky Bisinglasi)
            
              People watch a plume of smoke rise from the Matanzas supertanker base, where a deadly fire started during a thunderstorm the night before in Matanzas, Cuba, on Aug. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
            
              An angry Muslim resident tells media to leave, alleging that they distort the facts, while Muslim-owned shops are demolished in New Delhi's northwest Jahangirpuri neighborhood on April 20, 2022, days after violence shook the capital during a Hindu religious procession. Authorities on bulldozers razed a number of shops before India's Supreme Court halted the demolitions. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
            
              Displaced people who have arrived at a camp wait for plot allocation on the outskirts of Dollow, Somalia, on Sept. 19, 2022. Somalia is in the midst of the worst drought anyone there can remember. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
            
              A tribute to Queen Elizabeth II is reflected on a taxi at Piccadilly Circus in London on Sept. 9, 2022, the day after she died at the age of 96. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
            
              A protester carries a piece of wood simulating a weapon during a protest demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry in the Petion-Ville area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Oct. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph)
            
              Bodies of migrants float with debris after a sailboat carrying them smashed into rocks and sank off the island of Kythira, southern Greece, on Oct. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
            
              Migrants wait along a border wall on Aug. 23, 2022, after crossing from Mexico near Yuma, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
            
              People wade through a flooded road after heavy rains in Gauhati, Assam state, India, on June 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Anatolii Virko plays a piano outside a house likely damaged after a Russian bombing in the village of Velyka Kostromka, Ukraine, on May 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
            
              A mother and her two daughters embrace while visiting a memorial at a town square in Uvalde, Texas, on May 31, 2022, to pay their respects to the victims killed in the previous week's elementary school shooting. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
            
              Young Catholic penitents of the Ujue Virgin carry crosses as they take part in a pilgrimage from Tafalla and other villages to the small town of Ujue, northern Spain, Sunday, May 1, 2022. The 25 km (16 mile) pilgrimage had been canceled for two years due COVID-19. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
            
              Anton Gladun, 22, lies on his bed at the Third City Hospital, in Cherkasy, Ukraine, on May 5, 2022. Gladun, a military medic deployed on the front lines in eastern Ukraine, lost both legs and his left arm in a mine explosion on March 27. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
            
              Pictures of Pope John Paul I, left, and Pope Francis, sit behind a door of an office where documents and personal letters and writings belonging to the late John Paul I are kept at the Vatican, on Aug. 23, 2022. John Paul I is widely recalled not so much for his life but for the murky circumstances of his abrupt death, 33 days after being elected pontiff in 1978. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              A guard marches outside Buckingham Palace in London on Sept. 11, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died on Sept. 8, 2022, after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
            
              People sit in a shallow pool of water in the riverbed of the Jialing River, a tributary of the Yangtze, in southwestern China's Chongqing Municipality, on Aug. 20, 2022. The landscape of Chongqing, a megacity that also takes in surrounding farmland and picturesque mountains, has been transformed by drought. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
            
              A relative of Pascual Melvin Guachiac Sipac embraces the casket that contains his remains during his funeral service in Tzucubal, Nahuala, Guatemala, on July 16, 2022. The 13-year-old was among a group of migrants who died of heat and dehydration in a trailer-truck abandoned by smugglers on the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas, on June 27.(AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
            
              Volodymyr, 66, injured from a strike, sits on a chair in his damaged apartment in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, on July 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
            
              Pamela dos Santos Pereira, a 33-year-old mother of six, stands in her home's doorway holding her one-month-old child Joao, with Debora, 4, and Issac, 6, in Brasiliandia, one of the poorest neighborhoods of Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Sept. 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
            
              Models prepare for the Dieyingchongchong show by designer Dong Yaer for China Fashion Week in Beijing, on Sept. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A devotee dressed as a Roman soldier whips a penitent playing the role of one of two thieves sentenced to be crucified alongside Jesus Christ, during the Via Crucis or Way of the Cross reenactment in the Petare neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, on Good Friday, April 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
            
              People walk through an exhibit simulating sea pollution during the 11th edition of the Technopolis science, technology, industry and art exhibit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on July 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
            
              Ukrainian soldiers fire artillery at Russian positions near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, on Nov. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/LIBKOS)
            
              Migrants run on Spanish territory after crossing the fences separating the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco in Melilla, Spain, Friday, June 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Javier Bernardo)
            
              Yurii Voitenko plays with the dolphin named Zeus through an underwater viewing window fortified with sand bags in the pool of the dolphinarium Nemo in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Sept. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
            
              Rescuers attempt to save a 5-year-old boy who fell into a hole in the village of Ighran in Morocco's Chefchaouen province on Feb. 4, 2022. The boy, trapped for days in the dark depths of a well, did not survive. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
            
              First responders salute as a U.S. flag is unfurled at the Pentagon in Washington at sunrise on Sept. 11, 2022, on the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              Indian policemen detain a Kashmiri Shiite Muslim for participating in a religious procession during restrictions in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on Aug. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
            
              A toy stands on a shelf in a house riddled with bullets from a gunbattle that left three dead on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, on March 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
            
              Migrants in a wooden boat float in the Mediterranean Sea south of the Italian island of Lampedusa on Aug. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
            
              A passenger looks out onto the platform from a northbound train at the 36th Street subway station in the Brooklyn borough of New York on April 13, 2022, the day after a shooting attack happened there during the morning commute. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Members of the San Fermin Comparsa attend the final day of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, Spain, on July 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
            
              A 9-year-old girl works in a brick factory on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 20, 2022. Aid agencies say the number of children working in Afghanistan is growing ever since the economy collapsed following the Taliban takeover more than a year ago. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
            
              Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga celebrate developments at the electoral commission in the Kibera neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya, on Aug. 15, 2022, as the country continued to wait for the results of the presidential election between Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta after a decade in power. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
            
              Fans congregate in front of the red carpet ahead of the film premiere of "Bones and All," which stars Timothee Chalamet, during the 79th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, on Sept. 2, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
            
              People listen as Abida Malik, sister of jailed Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik, reads verses from the Quran from the window of her house in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on May 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
            
              Children watch the animated movie "A Cat in Paris" during a film festival in the San Agustin neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, on May 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
            
              Muslim pilgrims take a nap on the rocky hill known as the Mountain of Mercy, on the Plain of Arafat, during the annual hajj pilgrimage, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on July 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
            
              Dona Vicentina, 96, sits on her bed at home holding the image of Our Lady in Quilombo Mesquita, a community of descendants of slaves, during its traditional cultural-religious festival "Folia do Divino Espirito Santo," in Cidade Ocidental, Brazil, 50 km (31 miles) from the capital Brasilia, on May 12, 2022. The festival has been held for more than 100 years on the eve of the anniversary of Brazil's abolition of slavery, which occurred on May 13, 1888. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
            
              A heart-shaped balloon flies decorating a memorial site outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Monday, May 30, 2022. Nineteen children and two teachers were killed by an 18-year-old gunman at the school last week. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
            
              Lau Florit trains his horse for the Sant Joan Festival in Ciutadella, Spain, on June 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu Parra)
            
              Jared Cannonier is hit by Israel Adesanya in a middleweight title bout during the UFC 276 mixed martial arts event Saturday, July 2, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Flames engulf a chair inside a burning home as the Oak Fire burns in Mariposa County, Calif., on July 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
            
              A person walks past homes damaged in a rocket attack earlier in the morning on Aug. 16, 2022, in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, as Russian shelling continued to hit towns and villages in Donetsk province. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
            
              A visitor takes a selfie with the wax figure of Queen Elizabeth II and other royal family members at the wax museum in Mexico City, on Sept. 8, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-reigning monarch, died Sept. 8 after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
            
              Victor Tejada and his dog cool off with water from a hydrant in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles on Aug. 31, 2022, amid excessive-heat warnings. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
            
              Anastasia Ohrimenko, 26, is comforted by relatives and friends as she mourns the loss of her husband, Yury Styglyuk, a Ukrainian serviceman who died in combat on August 24 in Maryinka, Donetsk, during his funeral in Bucha, Ukraine, on Aug. 31, 2022. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
            
              Maasai waiting in line to cast their votes look through an open window at electoral officials inside a polling station at Niserian Primary School, in Kajiado County, Kenya, on Aug. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
            
              Bullfighter Jesus Colombo adjusts his "montera" before entering the bullring at the end of the bullfight at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
            
              A farm worker rests on his employer's cow, which he cares for during the Rural Society's annual exposition in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on July 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
            
              Children sleep on the floor of a school turned into a shelter after they were forced to leave their homes in Cite Soleil due to clashes between armed gangs, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on July 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph)
            
              Serena Williams, of the United States, prepares to serve against Anett Kontaveit, of Estonia, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York on Aug. 31, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Members of Florida Task Force 2 urban search and rescue gain access to a home through a broken upper window to confirm the home is clear of people and human remains, a week after the passage of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., on Oct. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Dancers Robert Carter, right, and Ugo Cirri from the comedy drag ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo pose for the cameras in the Italian Gardens of Kensington Gardens in London on Sept. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
            
              Kashmiri Shiite Muslim women mourn as they participate in a Muharram procession on Dal lake, near Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on Aug. 8, 2022. Muharram is a month of mourning in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
            
              Community members stand over suspected illegal gold miners after beating them and stripping them naked before police arrested them near Krugersdorp, South Africa, on Aug. 4, 2022. The men were beaten with sticks and their camps set ablaze following the alleged gang rapes of eight women by miners the week before. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
            
              A girl wearing a face mask runs away from a replica of a gorilla at park in Hong Kong on May 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
            
              Relatives and friends attend the funeral ceremony for 4-year-old Liza, who was killed by a Russian attack along with 22 others, in Vinnytsia, Ukraine, on July 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
            
              Israeli security forces advance during a protest by Bedouins against tree-planting by the Jewish National Fund on disputed land near the beduin village of al-Atrash in the Negev desert of southern Israel on Jan. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              A surfer rides a wave at Blacks Beach in San Diego on Jan. 12, 2022, as a round of large surf made its way into the region. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
            
              Bobby Rhinebolt, right, smokes a cigarette while sitting beside Victor Perez near a formerly sunken boat implanted upright in mud and now above the water line at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, on June 22, 2022, near Boulder City, Nev. As the water level at the lake recedes, sunken boats and other debris are appearing along the shoreline. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A woman wearing a face mask rides a bicycle in Beijing under a large television screen displaying Chinese state television news coverage of President Xi Jinping's visit to Hong Kong to mark the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China on July 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
            
              A protester sits at the desk of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe after storming his office in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on July 13, 2022. The protesters demanded Wickremesinghe's resignation following the departure of president Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled the country amid the economic crisis. (AP Photo/ Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
            
              Natali Sevriukova cries in front of the building that was her home following a rocket attack in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Feb. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
            
              A woman is baptized during the ReAwaken America Tour at Cornerstone Church in Batavia, N.Y., on Aug. 12, 2022. In the version of America laid out at the ReAwaken tour, Christianity is at the center of American life and institutions, it's under attack, and attendees need to fight to restore and protect the nation's Christian roots. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Relatives carry a casket with the remains of Joselin Chacón Lobo, known as "Chispita," before the start of her funeral procession in Amatitlan, Guatemala, on July 3, 2022. Chacón Lobo had been missing for almost two months and was found buried at a clandestine site along with her husband, Nelson Estiven Villatoro, who also worked as a clown. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
            
              Spectators watch from a classic Citroen 2CV car as the pack passes during the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 202.5 kilometers (125.8 miles) with start in Roskilde and finish in Nyborg, Denmark, Saturday, July 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
            
              Anti-abortion advocates celebrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington on June 24, 2022, following the court's decision to end constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
            
              A young cowboy wearing a mask as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19 looks at other competitors during the Boyeros Cattlemen's fair rodeo at the International Agricultural Fair Fiagrop 2022 in Havana, Cuba, Friday, April 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
            
              A woman looks at the ruins of a Palestinian house demolished by the Jerusalem municipality in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah on Jan. 19, 2022. Israeli police evicted Palestinian residents from the disputed property and demolished the building, days after a tense standoff. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
            
              Rescue workers observe as a Russian Orthodox believer dips into icy water during a traditional Epiphany celebration in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Jan. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
            
              Scotland's Micky Yule reacts after a successful lift during the men's heavyweight para powerlifting final at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, on Aug. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
            
              Lexie Stroiney, 6, curls up in the plethysmography chamber during a break in her pulmonary function test at Children's National Hospital in Washington on Jan. 26, 2022. Lexie had COVID-19 and is part of a NIH-funded multi-year study to look at impacts of COVID-19 on children's physical health and quality of life. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Pope Francis is aided as he leaves the parish community of Sacred Heart in Edmonton, Alberta, after a meeting with Indigenous peoples on July 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
            
              Workers put a dead crane into a bag at the Hula Lake conservation area in northern Israel on Jan. 2, 2022. A bird flu outbreak killed thousands of migratory cranes in what authorities say was the deadliest wildlife disaster in the nation's history. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              The body of Palestinian Muhammad Hassouna, who was killed in an Israeli airstrike, is prepared for his funeral at a hospital in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Aug. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Fatima Shbair)
            
              The body of a dead addict lies covered by a shawl in an area inhabited by drug users under a bridge in Kabul, Afghanistan, on June 15, 2022. Drug addiction has long been a problem in Afghanistan, the world's biggest producer of opium and heroin. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
            
              JoAnn Daniels, left, accompanied by Kayla Jones, second from right, Donell Jones, right, and other family members, takes a moment to gather her thoughts during an interview with The Associated Press about her sister Celestine Chaney, who was killed in Saturday's shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, May 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
            
              Villagers gather during a visit by Martin Griffiths, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, in the village of Lomoputh in northern Kenya on May 12, 2022. Griffiths visited the area to see the effects of the drought which the U.N. says is a severe climate-induced humanitarian emergency in the Horn of Africa. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
            
              Supporters of former President Donald Trump line up behind Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to pose for photos during a book signing at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, on Aug. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
            
              Women, one wearing a traditional Basutu hat, take a selfie during a visit to the Afriski ski resort near Butha-Buthe, Lesotho, on July 30, 2022. Afriski in the Maluti Mountains is Africa's only operating ski resort south of the equator. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
            
              An injured protester cries in pain after police fire tear gas to disperse an anti-government protest in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on May 19, 2022. The protesters were demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, holding him responsible for the country's worst economic crisis in recent memory. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
            
              The body of an unidentified man lies on a road barrier near a village retaken by Ukrainian forces on the outskirts of Kharkiv, Ukraine, on April 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
            
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              Ukrainians huddle under a destroyed bridge as they try to flee by crossing the Irpin River on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, on March 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
            
              A girl has her make up done before the "Las llamadas" carnival parade in Montevideo, Uruguay, on Feb. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
            
              Mahtab, an 8-year-old Hazara Shiite student, poses for a photo in her classroom at the Abdul Rahim Shaheed School in Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 23, 2022, days after a bombing attack at the school. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
            
              A woman adjusts her hat before the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on May 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
            
              Tom Cruise, center, gestures upon arriving at the premiere of the film "Top Gun: Maverick" at the 75th international film festival in Cannes, France, on May 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
            
              A woman shouting anti-government slogans holds an umbrella surrounded by clouds of smoke during a demonstration in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to protest the government's agreement with the International Monetary Fund to refinance some $45 billion in debt on March 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
            
              Goats graze in east Jerusalem with Israel's separation barrier in the background, surrounding Shuafat refugee camp, on March 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              Workers clean oil from Cavero beach in Ventanilla, Callao, Peru, on Jan. 18, 2022. The Peruvian Civil Defense Institute said the eruption of an undersea volcano in Tonga created high waves that moved a ship loading oil into La Pampilla refinery, causing the oil to spill. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
            
              A jet ski steers away from a crashing wave during a big wave surfing session at Praia do Norte, or North Beach, in Nazare, Portugal, on Feb. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
            
              Bodies are lowered into a mass grave on the outskirts of Mariupol, Ukraine, on March 9, 2022, as people cannot bury their dead because of the heavy shelling by Russian forces. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Firefighters wait for water as a fire rages in the low income neighborhood of Laguna Verde, in Iquique, Chile, on Jan. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Ignacio Munoz)
            
              Israeli police clash with mourners as they carry the coffin of slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh during her funeral in east Jerusalem, on May 13, 2022. Abu Akleh, a Palestinian-American reporter who covered the Mideast conflict for more than 25 years, was shot dead two days earlier during an Israeli military raid in the West Bank town of Jenin. (AP Photo/Maya Levin)
            
              A girl uses a kerosine oil lamp to attend online lessons during a power cut brought on by a fuel shortage in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on March 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
            
              People from the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the territory in eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russia separatist governments, watch Russian President Vladimir Putin's address at their temporary place in Russia's Rostov-on-Don region on Feb. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Denis Kaminev)
            
              Communist party supporters hold portraits of Josef Stalin and Vladimir Lenin as they gather during the national celebration of the "Defender of the Fatherland Day" near the Kremlin in Moscow's Revolution Square on Feb. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
            
              A young boy runs towards a United Nations helicopter carrying Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean Pierre Lacroix before it lands in Bunia, eastern Congo, on Feb. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Moses Sawasawa)
            
              A paper cut-out of a horse peeks out from a stand of prickly pear cactus at a park in Tel Aviv on Feb. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
            
              Ukrainian emergency workers and volunteers carry an injured pregnant woman from a maternity hospital damaged by an airstrike in Mariupol, Ukraine, on March 9, 2022. The woman was taken to another hospital, but did not survive. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Vehicles rest on a bridge in Pittsburgh following its collapse on Jan. 28, 2022. Rescuers had to rappel nearly 150 feet (45 meters), while others formed a human chain to help rescue people from a dangling bus. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
            
              President Joe Biden walks to his motorcade after speaking to reporters at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Jan. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              Motria Oleksiienko, 99 years old and traumatized by the Russian occupation, is comforted by her daughter-in-law, Tetiana Oleksiienko, in a room without heating in the village of Andriivka, Ukraine, as heavy fighting continues between Russian and Ukrainian forces, on April 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
            
              Revelers dressed as "Mascaritas" take part in a traditional carnival celebration in the small village of Luzon, Spain, on Feb. 26, 2022. Preserved records from the fourteenth century document Luzon's carnival, but the real origin of the tradition could be much older. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
            
              Jennica Secuya swims in her mermaid suit during a mermaiding class in Mabini, Batangas province, Philippines, on May 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              A boy cools off in a public fountain in Vilnius, Lithuania, during a heat wave on June 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
            
              People throng President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's official residence in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on July 11, 2022, the day after it was stormed by protesters demanding his resignation amid the country's worst economic crisis in recent memory. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
            
              A man recovers items from a burning shop following a Russian attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on March 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
            
              Children play in the Catia neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
            
              A Taliban fighter stands guard at the site of an explosion in front of a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 19, 2022. It was one of several deadly explosions that have targeted educational institutions in Afghanistan's capital. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
            
              Matej Svancer of Austria trains ahead of the men's freestyle skiing big air qualification round of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Feb. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              Arsha Begum receives the Covishield vaccine for COVID-19 from Fozia, a healthcare worker, during a COVID-19 vaccination drive in Budgam, southwest of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on Jan. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
            
              Wind whips embers from a burning tree during a wildfire near Hemet, Calif., on Sept. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              A civilian wears a Vladimir Putin mask as a spoof, while a Ukrainian soldier stands atop a destroyed Russian tank in Bucha, Ukraine, outside of Kyiv, on April 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Taken together, they can convey the feeling of a world convulsing — 150 Associated Press images from across 2022, showing the fragments that make up our lives and freezing in time the moments that somehow, these days, seem to pass faster than ever.

Here: a man recovering items from a burning shop in Ukraine after a Russia attack. Here: people thronging the residence of the Sri Lankan president after protesters stormed it demanding his resignation. Here: medical workers trying to identify victims of a bridge collapse in India. And here: flames engulfing a chair inside a burning home as wildfires sweep across Mariposa County, Calif.

As history in 2022 unfolded and the world lurched forward — or, it seemed sometimes, in other directions — Associated Press photographers were there to bring back unforgettable images. Through their lenses, across the moments and months, the presence of chaos can seem more encircling than ever.

A year’s worth of news images can also be clarifying. To see these photographs is to channel — at least a bit — the jumbled nature of the events that come at us, whether we are participating in them or, more likely, observing them from afar. Thus do 150 individual front-row seats to history and life translate into a message: While the world may surge with disorder, the thrum of daily life in all its beauty continues to unfold in the planet’s every corner.

There is grief: Three heart-shaped balloons fly at a memorial site outside the elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 children and two teachers were killed by a gunman.

There is determination: Migrants in a wooden boat float across the Mediterranean sea south of an Italian island, trying to reach their destination.

There is fear: A man looks skyward over his shoulder, an expression of trepidation on his face, as he walks past homes damaged by a rocket attack in Ukraine.

There are glimpses into calamity: Villagers gather in northern Kenya, in an area stricken by climate-induced drought.

There is perseverance: A girl uses a kerosene oil lamp to attend online lessons during a power cut in the Sri Lankan capital.

Don’t be blinded by all of the violence and disarray, though, which can drown out other things but perhaps should not. Because here, too, are photos of joy and exuberance and, simply, daily human life.

A skier soaring through the air in Austria, conquering gravity for a fleeting moment. Chris Martin of the band Coldplay, singing toward the sky in Rio de Janeiro. A lone guard marching outside Buckingham Palace days after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. An 8-year-old Afghan girl, her eyes locked with the camera, posing for a photo in her classroom in Kabul, days after a bombing attack at her school. Women taking a selfie at a ski resort in Lesotho.

Finally, allow a moment to consider one of those pauses in humanity’s march: a boy drenching himself in a public fountain in a heat wave-stricken Vilnius, Lithuania, reveling in the water and the sun and the simple act of just being. Even in the middle of a year of chaos on an uneasy planet, moments of tranquility manage to peek through.

— By Ted Anthony, AP National Writer

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