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  • From the death of Queen Elizabeth II to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the world experienced many significant events in 2022. ABC News photo editors curated some of the most dramatic images from this unforgettable year, in which the first Black woman was appointed to the Supreme Court and the fight continued against the global coronavirus pandemic. <br> <br> In People crowd under a destroyed bridge as they try to flee, crossing the Irpin River, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, March 5, 2022.
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  • President Joe Biden congratulates Ketanji Brown Jackson moments after the U.S. Senate confirmed her to be the first Black woman to be a justice on the Supreme Court, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, April 7, 2022.
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  • Vice President Kamala Harris marches on the Edmund Pettus Bridge after speaking on the anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," in Selma, Ala., March 6, 2022.
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  • WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner, who was detained at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport and later charged with illegal possession of cannabis, leaves the courtroom after the court's verdict in Khimki outside Moscow, Aug. 4, 2022. She was released as part of a prisoner swap for convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout on Dec. 8.
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  • George Keburia says goodbye to his wife, Maya, and children as they board a train to Lviv at the train station in Odessa, Ukraine, March 5, 2022. Hundreds of Ukrainian women and children were trying to leave before the violence of the war reached the city.
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  • Wind whips embers from a burning tree during a wildfire, Sept. 6, 2022, near Hemet, Calif.
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  • Elephant keeper Kiapi Lakupanai plays with two calves at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, Samburu, Kenya on Oct. 12, 2022. Reteti Elephant Sanctuary has been overwhelmed with rescue operations and the influx of orphaned and abandoned calves due to the current drought in Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy where they operate. Parched lands and dry wells cover the terrain leading to many baby elephants losing their exhausted mothers, or get abandoned or lost.
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  • A U.S. Border Patrol agent holds an IV bag for a dehydrated Jamaican migrant after he crossed the border from Mexico on May 18, 2022, in Yuma, Ariz.
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  • Britain's King Charles III, Prince William and Princess Anne salute alongside Prince Andrew as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, adorned with a Royal Standard and the Imperial State Crown, is carried into the Palace of Westminster following a procession from Buckingham Palace in London, on Sept. 14, 2022.
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  • Stephen Ayres, a Jan. 6 rioter, speaks to Harry Dunn, a U.S. Capitol Police officer, following Ayres' testimony before the U.S. House Select Committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, on Capitol Hill, on July 12, 2022.
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  • People visit memorials for victims of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in the town square in Uvalde, Texas, on May 26, 2022. Nineteen children and two adults were killed by a lone gunman.
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  • A man prays at a memorial at the scene of a mass shooting at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., on May 19, 2022.
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  • Ukrainian emergency employees and volunteers carry an injured pregnant woman from a damaged maternity hospital in Mariupol, Ukraine, on March 9, 2022.
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  • A woman stands on top of a vehicle as thousands make their way towards Aichi cemetery in Saqez, Mahsa Amini's hometown in the western Iranian province of Kurdistan, to mark 40 days since her death, defying heightened security measures as part of a bloody crackdown on women-led protests, on Oct. 26, 2022. A wave of unrest has rocked Iran since 22-year-old Amini died on Sept. 16 following her arrest by the morality police in Tehran for allegedly breaching the country's strict rules on hijab headscarves and modest clothing.
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  • A Lake County, Ill., police officer walks down Central Avenue in Highland Park, on July 4, 2022, after a shooter opened fire during the Fourth of July parade.
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  • Students escape through a window during the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School, on May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas.
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  • People storm President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s official residence for the second day after it was stormed in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on July 11, 2022.
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  • Will Smith hits Chris Rock as Rock spoke on stage during the 94th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Calif., on March 27, 2022.
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  • A young star forms in the NGC 3324 region near the Carina Nebula in an image captured by the James Webb Space Telescope and released by NASA, July 12, 2022.
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  • Flames from the Oak Fire engulf a chair inside a home in Mariposa County, Calif., July 23, 2022.
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  • Broken sections of Pine Island Road lay amongst debris and destroyed homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Oct. 1, 2022, in Matlacha, Fla.
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  • Prince William and Kate, Princess of Wales, alongside the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, leave Westminster Hall after paying their respects to Queen Elizabeth II, Sept. 14, 2022, in London.
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  • Medical staff in personal protective equipment sit in the center of the speed skating track during a training session for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, Jan. 28, 2022, in Beijing.
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  • Yurii Voitenko interacts with a dolphin named Zeus through a fortified window at the Nemo Dolphinarium in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Sept. 21, 2022.
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  • Siblings embrace their father, who is suffering from COVID-19, in the intensive care unit at the Providence Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, Calif., Jan. 25, 2022.
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  • Anti-abortion demonstrators celebrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court following the overturning of Roe v. Wade in Washington, D.C., June 24, 2022.
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  • People console each other outside the SSGT Willie de Leon Civic Center, where students have been transported from Robb Elementary School, following a shooting at the school in Uvalde, Texas, May 24, 2022.
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  • Former President Barack Obama kisses former first lady Michelle Obama after they unveiled their official White House portraits during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Sept. 7, 2022, in Washington. The official portraits of President and Mrs. Obama join a historic collection of presidential portraits commissioned by the White House Historical Association. Artist Robert McCurdy created President Obama's photorealistic portrait, while artist Sharon Sprung painted Michelle Obama's.
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  • Argentina's Lionel Messi holds up the World Cup trophy as he is carried around the field after defeating France in a penalty shootout in the final of the World Cup, Dec. 18, 2022, in Lusail, Qatar. Messi led Argentina to its first World Cup championship since soccer legend Diego Maradona led the country to the title in 1986.
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  • Icebergs are seen through fog floating in Baffin Bay, July 17, 2022, near Pituffik, Greenland. New observations from ICESAT-2 show remarkable Arctic Sea ice thinning in the past three years. Over the past two decades, the Arctic has lost about one-third of its winter sea ice volume, largely due to a decline in sea ice that persists over several years, called multiyear ice, according to a new study.
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  • Police officers inspect the scene of a stampede that took place during Halloween festivities, Oct. 30, 2022, in Seoul, South Korea. A crowd of mostly young people celebrating Halloween became trapped and crushed in a narrow alley killing 158 people.
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  • Dudley Wilson walks through shelving full of archival items damaged by flooding at Appalshop, a media, arts and education center, July 31, 2022, in Whitesburg, Ky. Between July 25 and July 30, several thunderstorms brought heavy rain, deadly flash flooding and devastating river flooding to eastern Kentucky and central Appalachia.
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  • Residents take a dip in a wading pool to cool off outside their home, July 19, 2022, in Leeds, England. Record-breaking temperatures were reached across England as temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit caused the Met Office to issue its first red extreme heat warning.
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  • England's Chloe Kelly celebrates scoring the team’s second goal with Jill Scott and Lauren Hemp during the women's Euro 2022 title match against Germany at Wembley Stadium in London, July 31, 2022.
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  • Queen Elizabeth II waits in the Drawing Room at Balmoral Castle before receiving Liz Truss for an audience where Truss was invited to become prime minister and form a new government, Sept. 6, 2022, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. This was the last public appearance for the queen before she died two days later.
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  • French President Emmanuel Macron meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Feb. 7, 2022, in Moscow. Macron sat down with Putin to find common ground on Ukraine and NATO before Russia began its invasion of Ukraine.
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  • The Forbes Avenue bridge over Fern Hollow Creek in Frick Park sits on the ground after collapsing, Jan. 28, 2022, in Pittsburgh. The 50-year-old bridge collapsed hours before President Joe Biden arrived in the city to promote his $1 trillion infrastructure law, which included $1.6 billion for Pennsylvania bridge maintenance.
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  • A demonstrator tries to keep warm in a snowfall during a protest by truck drivers, Feb. 12, 2022, in Ottawa, Canada. Truckers made their way to Ottawa in the "Freedom Convoy" to protest outside the Canadian Parliament against COVID-19 vaccine mandates for cross-border travel.
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  • Jon Greene, defense adviser to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, places Kodak the Bear in the senator's office on Capitol Hill, June 7, 2022, in Washington. The bear was used to raise awareness about Shaheen's home state of New Hampshire.
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  • Team USA coach Andrea Fuentes rescues Anita Alvarez after she fainted and sank to the bottom of the pool while competing in the women's solo free artistic swimming finals at the World Aquatics Championships, June 22, 2022, in Budapest, Hungary. Following the incident Alvarez posted on social media she was OK.
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  • White House press secretary Jen Psaki is hugged by current principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre during a press briefing in Washington, D.C., May 5, 2022, after it was announced Psaki would step down from her role and be replaced by Jean-Pierre. President Joe Biden named Jean-Pierre as the next White House press secretary, the first Black woman to hold the high-profile post.
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  • Queen Elizabeth II died on Sept. 8, 2022, at age 96. Here, the Bearer Party takes the queen's coffin from the State Hearse into St. George's Chapel inside Windsor Castle on Sept. 19, 2022, for the Committal Service.
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