Protester throws debris

The Month in World Photos

Continued devastation and heartbreak in war-torn Ukraine, record flooding in Australia, and an International Women’s Day protest in Mexico City. This was March 2022.

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People evacuate Irpin, Ukraine, across destroyed bridge

Residents of Irpin, Ukraine, flee heavy fighting over a makeshift bridge as Russian forces enter the city March 7.

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Child finds doll amid tornado debris

Four-year-old Jackson Zoller hands family friend Elena Ozuna, 17, a doll while hunting for what he said was “treasure” in the remains of his neighbor’s home, which was leveled by a tornado in Arabi, St. Bernard Parish, outside New Orleans on March 24.

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Protester throws debris

A woman throws debris toward a fence during a protest to mark International Women’s Day in Mexico City on March 8.

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Officers destroy drugs in a fire

Members of the National Anti-Drug Police incinerate 8,447 kilos of cocaine at the facilities of the Military Police of Public Order in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on March 10.

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Police detain a protester

Police detain a protester in New Delhi on March 10 during a demonstration near the Chinese embassy to mark the 63rd anniversary of the Tibetan uprising.

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A woman flies a Ukraine flag

A protester waves a Ukrainian flag during a rally in support of the country in Paris on March 19.

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Gang members are lined up outside their prison cell

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Ciudad Barrios jail in El Salvador on March 27 after congress suspended some constitutional protections.

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a basket carrying handmade Molotov cocktails

Volunteers hold a basket carrying handmade Molotov cocktails during a self-defense civilian course on the outskirts of Lviv in western Ukraine on March 4.

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A pregnant woman is carried out of a bombed maternity hospital

Ukrainian emergency employees and volunteers carry an injured pregnant woman from the maternity hospital in Mariupol, Ukraine, which was damaged by shelling, on March 9. The woman and her baby later died.

Evgeniy Maloletka/The Associated Press
Children say goodbye to their mother on a train

Alexandra, 12, holds her sister Esyea, 6, who cries as she waves to her mother, Irina, as residents board a bus in Odessa, Ukraine, to flee Russia’s invasion March 7.

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A soldier hides from an airstrike

A Ukrainian soldier hides from a helicopter airstrike amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine near Demydiv on March 10.

Maksim Levin/Reuters
A road during a sandstorm

A man walks along a road during a sandstorm in Iraq’s southern port city of Basra on March 4.

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Duke and duchess of Cambridge visit a Mayan site

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visit the Caracol Mayan archaeological site in the Chiquibul Forest in Chiquibul, Belize, on the third day of a Platinum Jubilee Royal Tour to the Caribbean on March 21.

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A paddock is surrounded by floodwaters

A tractor rests on a small paddock surrounded by floodwaters in Brisbane, Australia, on March 7 after unprecedented storms and flooding.

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A staff member walks through a laboratory

A staff member walks through the Fire Eye laboratory, a temporary COVID-19 testing facility, before it opens in Yantai, China, on March 17.

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Volunteers rest amid bags of donated clothes

Volunteers at a humanitarian center rest among bags of clothes donated for evacuees in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on March 19.

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People take cover from shelling

People take cover from shelling in the city of Bucha, west of Kyiv, Ukraine, on March 4.

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Children play in front of a building damaged in fighting

Children play in front of a building damaged in fighting in the besieged southern port of Mariupol, Ukraine, on March 23.

Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters
A man helps an elderly woman run for cover

A man helps an elderly woman run for cover after heavy shelling on the only escape route used by locals as Russian troops advance in Irpin, near Kyiv, Ukraine, on March 6.

Carlos Barria/Reuters
A protester holds up bread while shouting slogans in front of a fire

An opposition activist shouts slogans while holding up bread as he protests rising living costs at the entrance to the president’s office in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on March 15.

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South Korea’s new president-elect Yoon Suk Yeol raises his fist

South Korea’s new president-elect Yoon Suk Yeol of the main opposition People Power Party gestures to his supporters outside the party headquarters in Seoul on March 10.

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Afghan women and girls protest

Afghan women and girls protest in front of the Ministry of Education in Kabul on March 26, demanding that high schools be reopened for girls.

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Volunteers rescue a llama

Volunteers from the State Emergency Service rescue a llama from a flooded farmhouse in western Sydney on March 3.

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A woman peers through a slat

A Palestinian woman waits to receive food supplies at an aid distribution center run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency at a refugee camp in Gaza City on March 10.

Mohammed Salem/Reuters
U.S. Marines carry a coffin

U.S. Marines carry the remains of Marine Capt. Matthew J. Tomkiewicz of Allen, Indiana, at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on March 25. Tomkiewicz was one of four U.S. Marines killed when their Osprey aircraft crashed during a NATO exercise.

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Volunteers clean a temple

Volunteers of Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha from Birmingham, England, clean the gold plating of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, on March 21.

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Soldiers take a selfie in front of a monument

Members of the military reserve component of the Ukrainian Armed Forces take a selfie next to the Kyiv Founders Monument on Independence Square in Kyiv on March 7.

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A woman enters a cave

A Layene pilgrim enters the sacred recollection cave during her yearly pilgrimage in Ngor, Senegal, on March 4.

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A stork’s silhouette

A stork nests at the LIPU Stork Center in Racconigi, Italy, on March 24.

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Hundreds protest in Buenos Airies

To commemorate the 46th anniversary of the coup that installed a military civic dictatorship in Argentina, hundreds of people carry a banner bearing the portraits of people who were killed or disappeared at Plaza de Mayo Square in Buenos Aires on March 24.

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Fishermen try to lift a stranded boat

Fishermen try to lift a stranded boat at the Bay of Bengal in Teknaf, Bangladesh, on March 28.

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An Israeli border policewoman mourns

An Israeli border policewoman mourns at the grave of her colleague, who was killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State, during a funeral in the Mediterranean coastal city of Netanya on March 28.

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A woman cries in Kyiv after fleeing her home

A woman arrives in Kyiv, Ukraine, after fleeing her home in the outskirts of the city March 28.

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A man is rescued from a rocket attack

Rescuers carry a Ukrainian soldier who was saved 30 hours after a military school was hit by Russian rockets in Mykolaiv on March 19.

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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks with a resident

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks with a resident during a campaign visit to the Fontaine d’Ouche neighborhood in Dijon on March 28.

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A man covered in colored powder celebrates Holi

A man revels during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, on March 17.

Amit Dave/Reuters
Aurora Borealis

Aurora borealis is seen in the sky over Overkalix, Sweden, on March 5.

Alexander Kuznetsov/All About Lapland/Reuters
A participant attends a festival under colorful umbrellas

A participant attends a festival marking Nowruz, an ancient holiday celebrating the spring equinox, in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on March 21.

Pavel Mikheyev/Reuters
Pope Francis meets with chefs

Pope Francis meets with members of the Italian Federation of Chefs during his weekly general audience at the Vatican on March 23.

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Fog surrounds the Washington Monument

Early morning fog surrounds the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., on March 18.

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