Davos 2023

Here’s what happened in 2022 in 10 striking pictures

The year 2022 has been full of rapid and unexpected changes. Image: REUTERS/NASA/GSFC/NOAA/USGS

Tom Crowfoot
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A woman walks with a shopping trolley as she shops in an Utile supermarket in La Verrie, France, the year 2022.
Inflation has been unusually high in countries around the world in 2022. Image: REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

The Omicron variants were a highlight in the year 2022.
The Omicron variants were a highlight in the year 2022. Image: REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February, 2022.
Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February, 2022. Image: REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The vote for abortion rights was 5-4 to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe vs Wade ruling, on 24 June, 2022.
The vote for abortion rights was 5-4 to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe vs Wade ruling, on 24 June, 2022. Image: REUTERS/Michael A. McCoy

A man sprinkles water on his donkey to cool off from the heatwave in Karachi, Pakistan in 2022
A donkey in Pakistan cools off, when temperatures exceeded 49°C in April. Image: REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

The summer of 2022 produced Europe’s worst drought in 500 years
The summer of 2022 produced Europe’s worst drought in 500 years Image: REUTERS/Susana Vera

A man rides a boat past toll plaza amid flood water on main Indus highway in Sehwan, Pakistan.
A flooded highway in Sehwan, Pakistan. Image: REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on 8 September, 2022.
Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on 8 September, 2022. Image: Tristan Fewings/Pool via REUTERS

On 15 November 2022, the world surpassed 8 billion people.
On 15 November 2022, the world surpassed 8 billion people. Image: REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A panel session at COP27 in the year 2022
One of the many issues discussed at the UN summit was ‘loss and damage’. Image: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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