French surfer Eric Rebiere rides a wave during the Tudor Nazare Tow Surfing Challenge at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal. February 10, 2022
French surfer Eric Rebiere rides a wave during the Tudor Nazare Tow Surfing Challenge at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal. February 10, 2022 Copyright Carlos Costa/AFP

Which are some of the best photographs taken in 2022?

By Natalia Liubchenkova
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From Russia's invasion of Ukraine to the first football World Cup in the Middle East and Iran's anti-government protests to the Tour de France, there has been no shortage of news events this year to keep the world's photographers busy. 

Here is our selection of the best pictures taken in 2022.

Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo
Vehicles rest on a bridge in Pittsburgh following its collapse. A human chain was formed to help rescue people from a dangling bus. January 28Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo
Emilio Morenatti/AP Photo
Ukrainians huddle under a destroyed bridge as they try to flee by crossing the Irpin River on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine. March 5, 2022Emilio Morenatti/AP Photo
Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo
A woman shouting anti-government slogans holds an umbrella surrounded by clouds of smoke during a demonstration in Buenos Aires, Argentina. March 10, 2022Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo
Evgeniy Maloletka/AP Photo
Ukrainian emergency workers and volunteers carry an injured pregnant woman from a maternity hospital damaged by an airstrike in Mariupol, Ukraine. March 9, 2022Evgeniy Maloletka/AP Photo
Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Photo
Mahtab, an 8-year-old student, poses for a photo in her classroom at the Abdul Rahim Shaheed School in Kabul, Afghanistan, days after a bombing attack at the school. April 23Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Photo
Aaron Favila/AP Photo
Jennica Secuya swims in her mermaid suit during 'a mermaiding class' in Mabini, Batangas province, Philippines. May 22Aaron Favila/AP Photo
Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman
Protesters, upset with the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade, gather on the Idaho Capitol steps, after marching through downtown Boise, Idaho. June 24Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman
Odd Andersen/AFP
Turquoise water is seen in a large melt hole on the top of an iceberg in the Disko bay, Ilulissat, western Greenland. June 29Odd Andersen/AFP
Daniel Cole/AP Photo
Spectators watch from a car as the pack passes during the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race in Nyborg, Denmark. July 2, 2022Daniel Cole/AP Photo
Noah Berger/AP Photo
Flames engulf a chair inside a burning home as the Oak Fire burns in Mariposa County, California, USA. July 23Noah Berger/AP Photo
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Efrem Lukatsky/AP Photo
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. July 17Efrem Lukatsky/AP Photo
Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Photo
A 9-year-old girl works in a brick factory on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. August 20Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Photo
September 21. Yasin Akgul/AFP
Nasibe Samsaei, an Iranian woman living in Turkey, is protesting in Istanbul after an Iranian woman died following her arrest by the Iran's morality police in TehranSeptember 21. Yasin Akgul/AFP
Glyn Kirk/AFP
Roger Federer sheds a tear after playing his final match, a doubles with Spain's Rafael Nadal. London, the UK. September 24Glyn Kirk/AFP
September 25. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP
The empty graves are photographed following the exhumation of bodies after Russia's occupation in Izyum, Kharkiv region, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.September 25. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP
Josep Lago/AFP
"Jove de Tarragona" team attempts to form a "human tower" during the 28th edition of the 'castells' competition in Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. October 2Josep Lago/AFP
Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo
A teacher dries out books in the yard of a school that was heavily damaged by Hurricane Ian in La Coloma, in the province of Pinar del Rio, Cuba. October 5Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo
Luis Tato/AFP
Elephant keeper Kiapi Lakupanai plays with two calves at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, Samburu, Kenya. October 12Luis Tato/AFP
October 30. Matias Delacroix/AP Photo
A supporter of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva holds a flag with da Silva's face after the results of the presidential run-off election were announced, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.October 30. Matias Delacroix/AP Photo
Bernat Armangue/AP Photo
Ukrainian family members reunite for the first time since Russian troops withdraw from the Kherson region in the village of Tsentralne, southern Ukraine. November 13Bernat Armangue/AP Photo
December 18. Bruna Prado/AP Photo
Argentina's fans celebrate the victory of the Argentine national team in a soccer match against France for the World Cup final, on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, BrazilDecember 18. Bruna Prado/AP Photo
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