A woman stands among debris after the reported shelling of a kindergarten in Ukraine

The Month in World Photos

Russia’s invasion into Ukraine, trucker protests in Canada, and a community’s heartbreak in Morocco. This was February 2022.

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A woman stands among debris after the reported shelling of a kindergarten in Ukraine

A woman stands among debris after the reported shelling of a kindergarten classroom in the settlement of Stanytsia Luhanska, Ukraine, on Feb. 17.

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An Argentine firefighter rests while battling a wildfire

A firefighter rests while battling a wildfire in Corrientes, Argentina, on Feb. 15.

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A woman gestures at Israeli security forces

A woman gestures at Israeli security forces who were firing rubber bullets to disperse Palestinian stone-throwers amid clashes in the West Bank town of Hebron on Feb. 9.

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A Ukrainian woman carries bags along a road

A Ukrainian woman carries bags along a road near the border crossing at Beregsurány, Hungary, on Feb. 25, one day after Russia launched a military attack on neighboring Ukraine.

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A family of migrants illegally crosses to Chile

A family of migrants crosses the border from Bolivia to Colchane, Chile, on Feb. 2.

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Strong waves hit the coast of France

Strong waves hit the coast of Saint-Benoît, Réunion, France, on Feb. 2, ahead of Tropical Cyclone Batsirai.

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A blacksmith throws molten metal in China

A blacksmith throws molten metal to create a shower of sparks on the eve of the Lantern Festival, which marks the end of Lunar New Year celebrations, at a park in Beijing on Feb. 15.

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A commercial aircraft flies before the rising waxing gibbous moon

A commercial aircraft flies before the rising waxing gibbous moon above Kuwait City on Feb. 15.

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A child stands next to a tire in Ethiopia

An internally displaced child stands next to a tire in a school in the village of Afdera, Ethiopia, on Feb. 15.

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A diver swims near a large jellyfish

A diver swims near a large jellyfish off the coast of Lebanon’s northern city of Batroun on Feb. 13.

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An archaeologist works at a site in Peru

An archaeologist works at a site on Feb. 13 after six mummies of children estimated to be between 800 and 1,200 years old were unearthed in Cajamarquilla, Peru.

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Women sit in boxes in Ethiopia

Women sit under United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees-branded cardboard boxes as they wait to be registered by authorities at the Agda Hotel compound in the city of Semera, Afar region, Ethiopia, on Feb. 14. The compound hosts hundreds of civilians fleeing violence.

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COVID patients are housed outside a hospital in Hong Kong

With nighttime temperatures falling, patients sleep in hospital beds outside the Caritas Medical Centre in Hong Kong on Feb. 16 as the city faces its worst COVID-19 wave to date.

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Trucks protest by blocking a road in Chile

The main access road in Santiago, Chile, remains blocked Feb. 11 during a national strike organized by truckers against the murder of a fellow worker allegedly by a Venezuelan migrant.

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The body of a Russian serviceman lies in the snow in Ukraine

The body of a Russian serviceman lies near destroyed Russian military vehicles on the outskirts of Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Feb. 26 following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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A man sits outside his destroyed building in Ukraine

A man sits outside his destroyed building after bombings on the eastern Ukraine town of Chuhuiv on Feb. 24.

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A woman holds her sleeping child as she tries to leave Ukraine

A woman holds her sleeping child while sitting on the ground at the Lviv central train station in western Ukraine on Feb. 26.

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A protester sits under a blanket during snowfall in Canada

A demonstrator tries to keep warm amid snowfall during a protest by truck drivers over pandemic health rules outside the parliament of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario, on Feb. 12.

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Migrants use a chair to protect themselves from rocks during a protest.

Migrants use a chair to protect themselves from rocks during a protest outside the office of the National Migration Institute in Tapachula, Mexico, on Feb. 22. Protesting migrants were demanding the speedy processing of humanitarian visas to continue on to the United States.

Jacob Garcia/Reuters
Syrian firefighters extinguish a blaze

Syrian firefighters extinguish a blaze following artillery shelling by the Syrian regime on a fuel depot affiliated with the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham jihadist group in the northwestern rebel-held town of Dana on Feb. 16.

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A tourist looks at blocks of ice that had broken off a glacier

A tourist looks at blocks of ice that had broken off the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon at Diamond Beach on the southern coast of Iceland on Feb. 17.

Nacho Doce/Reuters
Bystanders watch the failed rescue of a boy who fell into a well in Morocco

Bystanders watch as Moroccan emergency teams work to rescue a 5-year-old boy from a well shaft he had fallen into three days earlier in the remote village of Ighrane in the rural northern province of Chefchaouen on Feb. 4. The boy, Rayan, was later found dead.

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Baby sea turtles head toward the sea

Baby sea turtles head toward the sea at Lhoknga Beach in Aceh province, Indonesia, on Feb. 21.

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Locals stand next to a flooded area in Madagascar.

Locals stand next to a flooded area as Tropical Cyclone Batsirai sweeps inland in Fianarantsoa, Madagascar, on Feb. 6.

Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters
Children stand next to Pope Francis

Children stand next to Pope Francis during his weekly general audience in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican on Feb. 9.

Yara Nardi/Reuters
A child peers behind a fence in Mexico

A child peers behind a fence as he waits with his mother and other migrants outside the office of the National Migration Institute for a QR code to register their migratory situation and travel throughout the country in Tapachula, Mexico, on Feb. 2.

Jose Torres/Reuters
A woman cries during an eviction in Honduras

A woman cries during an eviction at Tierras del Padre, a Lenca indigenous community between the municipalities of Ojojona and San Buenaventura, Honduras, on Feb. 9.

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A member of the Ukrainian forces patrols the streets

A member of the Ukrainian forces patrols the streets at Maidan square in Kyiv on Feb. 27.

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A dog is rescued from a mudslide in Brazil

A resident rescues a dog after a mudslide in Petrópolis, Brazil, on Feb. 16.

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People run from a possible landslide in Colombia

People run after being alerted to a landslide caused by heavy rains in Pereira, Risaralda department, Colombia, on Feb. 8.

A member of the White Helmets searches the ruins of a home in Syria

A member of the Syrian civil defense known as the White Helmets searches among the ruins of the house in which the leader of the Islamic State group, Amir Mohammed Said Abd al-Rahman al-Mawla, died during an overnight raid by U.S. special forces in the town of Atme in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib on Feb. 3.

People attempt to stop the spread of a fire at a park in Kenya

People attempt to stop the spread of a fire at Aberdare National Park in Kenya on Feb. 7.

YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images
A wave crashes ashore in Havana, Cuba

An old American car travels past a massive wave along the Malecón roadway in Havana, Cuba, on Feb. 9.

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A pedestrian walks through steam on a rainy day in New York City

A pedestrian walks through steam on a rainy day in New York City on Feb. 4.

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Specialists try to remove oil from a cormorant in Peru

Specialists try to remove oil from a cormorant at the Parque de las Leyendas zoo in Lima, Peru, on Feb. 2 following a massive oil spill that occurred when an Italian-flagged tanker was unloading oil at the La Pampilla refinery.

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An African penguin holds a Valentine’s Day card

An African penguin holds a Valentine’s Day card at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco on Feb. 14.

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Rose petals are showered on a Hindu holy man

Rose petals are showered on a Hindu holy man as he performs a ritual during the monthlong annual Magh Mela festival in Allahabad, India, on Feb. 5.

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A protester dressed like a clown in Jerusalem

A protester dressed as a clown stands before Israeli police officers during a demonstration in the flashpoint neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem on Feb. 18.

RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP via Getty Images
A trucker convoy in Canada protests vaccines

A protester walks in front of parked trucks as demonstrators protest vaccine mandates implemented by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa on Feb. 8.

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Workers take part in a protest march in New Delhi

Demanding better facilities and working conditions for women, Anganwadi workers take part in a protest march in New Delhi on Feb. 22.

SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images
Women demonstrate for the decriminalization of abortion in Colombia

Women demonstrate for the decriminalization of abortion as they await the decision of the Constitutional Court in Bogota, Colombia, on Feb. 3. The country’s high court ruled in their favor, largely striking down a measure that made abortion a crime.

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Police officers detain a demonstrator in Russia

Police officers detain a demonstrator during a protest against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in Moscow on Feb. 24.

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A woman protests for Ukraine in D.C.

A woman participates in a pro-Ukrainian demonstration in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., to protest the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 26.

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