A couple look on in fear
A couple look on in fear

The Month in World Photos

The shocking assassination of Shinzo Abe in Japan, devastating forest fires in southwest France, and glittering images showing the birth of distant stars. This was July 2022.

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An activist is detained
An activist is detained

Security members detain an Aam Aadmi Party activist near the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters during a protest in New Delhi on July 27.

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Children rest on a mattress
Children rest on a mattress

Haitian children who escaped violence in the town of Cité Soleil are seen as they take refuge at a school in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on July 22.

Ralph Tedy Erol/Reuters
A couple look on in fear
A couple look on in fear

Residents watch rescuers as they wait for news about their relatives, whose residential building was hit by a Russian military strike, in Chasiv Yar, Ukraine, on July 10.

Gleb Garanich/Reuters
Children stand on a boat
Children stand on a boat

Children stand on a boat in the dried-up bed of Iraq’s receding southern marshes of Chibayish in Dhi Qar province on July 24.

ASAAD NIAZI/AFP via Getty Images
A burnt-out forest
A burnt-out forest

A scorched forest is pictured near Hrensko, Czech Republic, on July 26.

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A man places a cross on a border fence
A man places a cross on a border fence

Josue Serrano, a deported Mexican migrant, hangs wooden crosses on the border fence as part of a vigil for migrants who died while trying to make it to the United States in Playas de Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico, on July 4.

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King’s Guardsmen stand in the rain
King’s Guardsmen stand in the rain

Members of the King’s Guard stand in the rain during a celebration to mark the 70th birthday of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn in Bangkok on July 28.

REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
Two birds build a nest
Two birds build a nest

Baya weaver birds build their nest hanging from a tree on the outskirts of Ajmer, India, on July 4.

HIMANSHU SHARMA/AFP via Getty Images
A man and boy work in a field
A man and boy work in a field

A farmer and his grandson work in a paddy field in Baliuag, Bulacan Province, Philippines, on July 10.

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A firefighter watches a wildfire
A firefighter watches a wildfire

A firefighter watches a wildfire spread in an area close to the Lac de Cazaux beach near La Teste-de-Buch, southwestern France, on July 15.

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A woman goes into a store
A woman goes into a store

A woman folds her umbrella to enter a gift shop during rainfall in Beijing on July 27.

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People explore a fog cave
People explore a fog cave

A tourist takes a picture of the illuminated “Nebelhöhle” (fog cave) in the Swabian Jura town of Sonnenbuehl near Reutlingen, Germany, on July 16.

Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters
An aerial view of the Champs-Elysees
An aerial view of the Champs-Elysees

An aerial view shows Mirage 2000 fighter jets fly over Champs-Elysées Avenue in Paris during the Bastille Day military parade on July 14.

CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP via Getty Images
Police officers surround protesters
Police officers surround protesters

Police officers surround protesters during a rally in Kadiköy district, Istanbul, on July 20.

YASIN AKGUL/AFP via Getty Images
Pope Francis prays in a cemetery
Pope Francis prays in a cemetery

Pope Francis visits the Ermineskin Cree Nation Cemetery in Maskwacis, Canada, on July 25. The pope was in Canada to personally apologize to Indigenous survivors of abuse committed over a span of decades at residential schools run by the Catholic Church.

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Protesters enter the president’s home
Protesters enter the president’s home

After Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled amid the country’s economic crisis, demonstrators enter his house in Colombo on July 11.

Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters
Protesters with a sign face a U.N. soldier
Protesters with a sign face a U.N. soldier

A U.N. soldier faces demonstrators demanding the departure of peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo at the U.N. facilities in Goma on July 25.

MICHEL LUNANGA/AFP via Getty Images
A girl is escorted away from a deadly shooting
A girl is escorted away from a deadly shooting

Law enforcement officers escort a family away from the scene of a mass shooting at an Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Illinois, on July 4.

Mark Borenstein/Getty Images
Possible shooter detained by police
Possible shooter detained by police

The man believed to have shot former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is tackled by police officers in Nara, western Japan, on July 8.

The Asahi Shimbun/via Reuters
Hands of inmates grab at a window
Hands of inmates grab at a window

The hands of recaptured inmates are seen inside a prison vehicle in Abuja, Nigeria, on July 6 after suspected Boko Haram gunmen attacked the Kuje Medium Prison.

KOLA SULAIMON/AFP via Getty Images
Kyrgyz soldiers march
Kyrgyz soldiers march

Kyrgyz soldiers perform during a celebration of the 30th anniversary of Kyrgyzstan’s National Guard at Ala-Too Square, Bishkek, on July 17.

VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP via Getty Images
A water buffalo walks across from an oilfield
A water buffalo walks across from an oilfield

A water buffalo is pictured across from the Nahr Bin Omar oil field in Basra, Iraq, on July 18.

HUSSEIN FALEH/AFP via Getty Images
Ukraine soldiers fire a howitzer
Ukraine soldiers fire a howitzer

Ukrainian servicemembers fire a shell from a M777 howitzer in Ukraine's Kharkiv region on July 21.

Gleb Garanich/Reuters
A car drives past a burning house
A car drives past a burning house

A man drives past a burning house hit by a shell in the outskirts of Bakhmut, Ukraine, on July 27.

BULENT KILIC/AFP via Getty Images
Image from space
Image from space

A landscape of mountains and valleys speckled with glittering stars is actually the edge of a nearby, young, star-forming region called NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula on July 12. The photo, which was captured in infrared light by NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope, reveals for the first time previously invisible areas of star birth.

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People gather on Mount Arafat
People gather on Mount Arafat

Muslim pilgrims gather atop Mount Arafat southeast of the Saudi holy city of Mecca during the climax of the Hajj pilgrimage on July 8.

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A man prays near a memorial of flowers
A man prays near a memorial of flowers

A man prays at a site outside Yamato-Saidaiji Station, where Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe was shot earlier during an election campaign stop, in Nara, Japan, on July 8.

Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images
A car drives down a road next to charred fields
A car drives down a road next to charred fields

Charred fields are pictured near the village of Dinnington in Rotherham, England, on July 20 after a crop fire the day before. A series of fires broke out across England as the United Kingdom experienced a record-breaking heatwave.

Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
A train drives through water
A train drives through water

A train drives across the bed of a drained area near the salt harvesting site of Lake Burlinskoye in Russia’s Altai region on July 20.

Alexey Malgavko/Reuters
People walk through a flooded street
People walk through a flooded street

Commuters make their way through a flooded street after heavy rain showers in Lahore, Pakistan, on July 14.

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Lightning strikes during a storm
Lightning strikes during a storm

Lightning strikes during a storm—with a nearly dry creek bed in the foreground—in Mayer, Arizona, on July 21.

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Tourists look at wildfire smoke
Tourists look at wildfire smoke

Tourists look at a plume of dark smoke over the Dune of Pilat from Cap Ferret during a wildfire in a forest near La Teste-de-Buch, France, on July 18.

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Protesters celebrate
Protesters celebrate

Demonstrators celebrate after entering Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s office during a protest demanding his resignation in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on July 13.

Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters
Police carry a protester away
Police carry a protester away

Police officers remove an activist blocking a road in Berlin as he fights for an end to fossil fuels and oil drilling in the North Sea on July 15. His sign reads, “I’m anxious about the climate catastrophe which will kill children.”

Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters
A man gives water to a member of the Queen’s Guard
A man gives water to a member of the Queen’s Guard

Amid a heatwave, a member of the Queen’s Guard receives water outside Buckingham Palace in London on July 18.

John Sibley/Reuters
Boys play in water to cool down
Boys play in water to cool down

Palestinian children shower to cool off on a hot summer day in Gaza City on July 20.

MOHAMMED ABED/AFP via Getty Images
A huge crowd gathers
A huge crowd gathers

Revelers enjoy the atmosphere during opening day of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta in Pamplona, Spain, on July 6. The iconic festival returned after being canceled each of the past two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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