A child walks past a memorial that says “Stop Killing Us”

The Month in World Photos

Mass shootings in the United States, record flooding in Southeast Asia, and continued losses in Ukraine. This was May 2022.

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Migrant border crossing in Texas

A U.S. Border Patrol officer processes migrants from Colombia after they crossed the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass, Texas, on May 22.

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A Palestinian youth swirls fireworks

A Palestinian youth swirls fireworks in Gaza City on May 1, the eve of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

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A protester with an umbrella in Sri Lanka

A Buddhist monk participates in an anti-government demonstration outside Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s office in Colombo on May 3. Protesters demanded that Rajapaksa resign over the country’s crippling economic crisis.

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Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy appears on a giant screen during his video address to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on May 23.

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Rescued migrants in France

Migrants wait on board a ship after being rescued off the coast of Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, on May 9. The migrant boat’s generator broke down in French waters while trying to cross the channel to Britain.

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A boy in a tub in India

A boy cools off while sitting in a water-filled tub along a roadside as temperatures soar in New Delhi on May 22.

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A priest embraces police officers in Philippines

A Catholic priest talks to police officers standing guard as protesters demonstrate against election results outside the Commission on Elections building in Manila, Philippines, on May 10. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. was poised to win the presidency in a hotly contested election marred by several incidents of violence and numerous complaints of faulty vote-counting machines.

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A man carries his daughters in Ukraine

Dmytro Mosur, 32, who lost his wife three days prior during shelling in nearby Severodonetsk, Ukraine, holds his 2-year-old twin daughters as they wait to be evacuated from Lysychansk on May 20.

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Boys play with guns in Ukraine

Ukrainian children pretend to be territorial defense fighters patrolling the village of Stoyanka, Ukraine, on May 19.

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A woman outside her destroyed home in Ukraine

A woman stands outside her heavily damaged house after it was hit by a missile in Bakhmut, Ukraine, on May 22.

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Gianna Floyd holds a pen

Gianna Floyd, the daughter of George Floyd, holds a pen used by U.S. President Joe Biden to sign an executive order enacting further police reform at the White House in Washington on May 25.

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A man walks across a makeshift foot bridge over flooding

A man walks across a makeshift foot bridge outside his home in Sylhet, Bangladesh, on May 24. At least 4 million people have been affected by the worst floods in Bangladesh’s northeast in nearly two decades, the United Nations said May 23.

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Ship passes Statue of Liberty

U.S. sailors and Marines stand on the flight deck of the USS Bataan as the ship passes the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor on May 25 during Fleet Week.

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Kyrgyz honor guard soldiers fire a salute

Kyrgyz honor guard soldiers fire a salute during Victory Day celebrations in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on May 9. It was the 77th anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.

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Army soldiers evacuate a flood-affected villager in India

Army soldiers evacuate a flood-affected villager after heavy rains in the Hojai district of India’s Assam state on May 19.

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A girl is comforted by two adults after a shooting in Texas

A girl is comforted by two adults outside the Willie de Leon Civic Center in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24 after a teenage gunman killed 19 children and two teachers in a shooting at Robb Elementary School.

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Russian soldier confronts a bear in the zoo in Ukraine

A Russian serviceman interacts with a bear at the zoo in Ukraine’s port city of Mariupol on May 18.

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Relatives carry coffins in Peru

Relatives carry coffins of the victims of the 1985 Accomarca massacre in southern Peru on May 20. The remains of 42 of the 61 victims of the largest massacre of peasants by a Peruvian army patrol were handed over to their families this month. Among the victims were some 20 children.

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A man wades through high-tide waters in Philippines

A man wades through high-tide waters as he collects recyclable materials from his destroyed house after a fire gutted homes overnight at an informal settlers’ area in Manila, Philippines, on May 20.

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A man dives into the sea in France

A man dives into the sea as people enjoy the warm weather on the beach of La Plage du Port-Vieux in Biarritz, France, on May 17.

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A man walks on the beach in France

A man walks on the beach in Biarritz, France, on May 17.

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A boy in sunglasses prays in India

Muslims offer prayers during Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Bangalore, India, on May 3.

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Irish Guardsmen line up in Britain

A warrant officer of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards makes sure the line of guardsmen is straight as the regiment lines up during a ceremony in the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle in Windsor on May 17. The battalion’s new regimental colors were presented to them by Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.

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Sergey Andreev wipes red paint off his face

Sergey Andreev, Russian ambassador to Poland, reacts after being covered with red paint during a protest prior to a ceremony at the Soviet soldier war mausoleum in Warsaw, Poland, on May 9.

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Iranian women gather during a funeral

Iranian women gather during a funeral procession for Sayyad Khodai, a Revolutionary Guards colonel, in Tehran on May 24.

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Satmar Hasidic Jews in New York

Thousands of Satmar Hasidic Jews celebrate the holiday of Lag b’Omer in the village of Kiryas Joel, New York, on May 18.

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Portraits of missing people are held at a protest in Uruguay

Portraits of people who disappeared during the 1973-1985 dictatorship in Uruguay are held aloft during the March of Silence in Montevideo, Uruguay, on May 20.

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A child walks past a memorial that says “Stop Killing Us”

A child walks past a memorial at the scene of a shooting at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo, New York, on May 20. Ten people were killed in the attack, which targeted African Americans.

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A Ukrainian police officer

A Ukrainian police officer stands inside a school gymnasium, where, according to residents, Russian soldiers had been based until it was retaken by Ukrainian forces in Vilkhivka, Ukraine, on May 13.

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A man carries a woman through a flooded street in Bangkok

A man carries a woman through a flooded street after heavy rains in Bangkok on May 18.

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison runs into a boy

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison accidentally knocks over a child during a visit to the Devonport Strikers Soccer Club in Devonport, Tasmania, on May 18. Three days later, he lost his reelection.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives a thumbs-up

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives a thumbs-up as he sits with schoolchildren during a visit to St. Mary Cray Primary Academy in southeast London on May 23.

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Rescuers remove debris at an explosion in Cuba

Rescuers remove debris from the ruins of the Saratoga Hotel in Havana on May 7 after an explosion caused by an apparent gas leak ripped through the building, killing more than 40 people.

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Abortion-rights and anti-abortion protesters confront one another

Abortion-rights and anti-abortion protesters confront one another in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on May 4.

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Police use tear gas to disperse student demonstrators in Sri Lanka

Police use tear gas to disperse student demonstrators demanding the resignation of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo on May 21.

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro rides a Jet Ski

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro rides a Jet Ski as he joins supporters in a boat ride on Paranoá Lake in Brasilia on May 15.

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Palestinians take cover behind a makeshift barrier

Palestinians take cover behind a makeshift barrier during clashes with Israeli forces in the village of Kafr Qaddum in the occupied West Bank on May 20.

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A man in a bathing suit votes in Australia

A man votes inside Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club in Sydney on May 21.

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Plebes try to climb monument at the U.S. Naval Academy

Plebes work together during the Herndon Monument Climb at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, on May 23. The annual climb is the culmination of the freshman year at the academy where the class works together to climb the greased monument, remove the plebe hat, and replace it with an upperclassman’s hat.

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A baby baboon

A 4-week-old baboon sits next to its mother at a zoo in Cali, Colombia, on May 20.

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