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Pictures of the Year 2022

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A man walks through a flooded street after heavy rains and bad weather in Lisbon, Portugal on December 13, 2022. The national civil protection appealed to citizens to restrict the maximum displacement due to bad weather in the districts of Lisbon and Setubal. (Photo by Antonio Pedro Santos/EPA/EFE/Rex Features/Shutterstock)

A man walks through a flooded street after heavy rains and bad weather in Lisbon, Portugal on December 13, 2022. The national civil protection appealed to citizens to restrict the maximum displacement due to bad weather in the districts of Lisbon and Setubal. (Photo by Antonio Pedro Santos/EPA/EFE/Rex Features/Shutterstock)

Hundreds of people warm up while dressed in funny clothing as they take part in the 18th Krakow New Year's Eve Run at the Small Square in Krakow, Poland on December 31, 2022. For 18 years, Krakow holds a satirical New year's eve run, where hundreds of citizens come dressed in funny clothing and run on two different distance races around the old city. (Photo by Omar Marques/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Hundreds of people warm up while dressed in funny clothing as they take part in the 18th Krakow New Year’s Eve Run at the Small Square in Krakow, Poland on December 31, 2022. For 18 years, Krakow holds a satirical New year’s eve run, where hundreds of citizens come dressed in funny clothing and run on two different distance races around the old city. (Photo by Omar Marques/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

A man looks at a model of Blue, a velociraptor from the Hollywood movie “Jurassic Park: Dominion”, which was partly filmed and set in Malta, at the Upper Barrakka Gardens overlooking Grand Harbour in Valletta, Malta on December 1, 2022. (Photo by Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters)

A man looks at a model of Blue, a velociraptor from the Hollywood movie “Jurassic Park: Dominion”, which was partly filmed and set in Malta, at the Upper Barrakka Gardens overlooking Grand Harbour in Valletta, Malta on December 1, 2022. (Photo by Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters)

Members of the police load the top of the Christmas tree, which was cut off by “Letzte Generation” (Last Generation) activists, into a police vehicle at Brandenburg Gate, in Berlin, Germany on December 21, 2022. (Photo by Christian Mang/Reuters)

Members of the police load the top of the Christmas tree, which was cut off by “Letzte Generation” (Last Generation) activists, into a police vehicle at Brandenburg Gate, in Berlin, Germany on December 21, 2022. (Photo by Christian Mang/Reuters)

The Ever After Garden in Grosvenor Square, with 20,000 glowing white roses, for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. On December 19, 2022. (Photo by Matthew Chattle/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

The Ever After Garden in Grosvenor Square, with 20,000 glowing white roses, for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. On December 19, 2022. (Photo by Matthew Chattle/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

The Somerset Reindeer Ranch near Yeovil, England is offering in the second decade of December 2022 the chance to meet Father Christmas, along with Comet and his six other reindeer, before their big day in under two weeks. (Photo by Bournemouth News)

The Somerset Reindeer Ranch near Yeovil, England is offering in the second decade of December 2022 the chance to meet Father Christmas, along with Comet and his six other reindeer, before their big day in under two weeks. (Photo by Bournemouth News)

Morocco head coach Walid Regragui is tossed up by his players after a 1-0 victory over Portugal in a World Cup quarterfinal football match at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, on December 10, 2022. (Photo by Carl Recine/Reuters)

Morocco head coach Walid Regragui is tossed up by his players after a 1-0 victory over Portugal in a World Cup quarterfinal football match at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, on December 10, 2022. (Photo by Carl Recine/Reuters)

This photograph taken on December 13, 2022, shows Lithuanian pianist Darius Majintas, playing music by Ukrainian composer Valentin Sylvestrov, on Kremyanets mountain in Izyum, Kharkiv region, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Sergey Bobok/AFP Photo)

This photograph taken on December 13, 2022, shows Lithuanian pianist Darius Majintas, playing music by Ukrainian composer Valentin Sylvestrov, on Kremyanets mountain in Izyum, Kharkiv region, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Sergey Bobok/AFP Photo)

Employees try to remove fur seals from a working area, in the Amsterdam Island, part of the five administrative districts of the French Southern and Antarctic Territories, on December 29, 2022. The research station at Martin-de-Vivies, is the only settlement on the island and is the seasonal home to about thirty researchers and staff studying biology, meteorology, and geomagnetics. The island is home to the endemic Amsterdam albatross. Purest air on earth. Amsterdam is a world benchmark for atmospheric analysis. The site has exceptional qualities: distance of more than 3,000 km from any continent and any human activity. In this area of the southern hemisphere, the air masses are particularly pure and mixed because depressions can easily circumnavigate the island without being stopped. (Photo by Patrick Hertzog/AFP Photo)

Employees try to remove fur seals from a working area, in the Amsterdam Island, part of the five administrative districts of the French Southern and Antarctic Territories, on December 29, 2022. The research station at Martin-de-Vivies, is the only settlement on the island and is the seasonal home to about thirty researchers and staff studying biology, meteorology, and geomagnetics. The island is home to the endemic Amsterdam albatross. Purest air on earth. Amsterdam is a world benchmark for atmospheric analysis. The site has exceptional qualities: distance of more than 3,000 km from any continent and any human activity. In this area of the southern hemisphere, the air masses are particularly pure and mixed because depressions can easily circumnavigate the island without being stopped. (Photo by Patrick Hertzog/AFP Photo)

A cat, named “Sulo”, is seen in Istanbul's Sultanahmet Square wearing sunglasses, in Turkiye, on December 30, 2022. (Photo by Murat Sengul/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

A cat, named “Sulo”, is seen in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet Square wearing sunglasses, in Turkiye, on December 30, 2022. (Photo by Murat Sengul/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy (C) arrives at the court for an appeal trial for corruption and influence peddling in Paris, France, 05 December 2022. Sarkozy is appealing in court in an attempt to overturn his March 2021 corruption and influence peddling conviction. (Photo by Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA/EFE/Rex Features/Shutterstock)

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy (C) arrives at the court for an appeal trial for corruption and influence peddling in Paris, France, 05 December 2022. Sarkozy is appealing in court in an attempt to overturn his March 2021 corruption and influence peddling conviction. (Photo by Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA/EFE/Rex Features/Shutterstock)

Soldiers arrive in Soyapango, El Salvador, Saturday, December 3, 2022. The government of El Salvador sent 10,000 soldiers and police to seal off Soyapango, on the outskirts of the nation's capital Saturday to search for gang members. (Photo by Salvador Melendez/AP Photo)

Soldiers arrive in Soyapango, El Salvador, Saturday, December 3, 2022. The government of El Salvador sent 10,000 soldiers and police to seal off Soyapango, on the outskirts of the nation’s capital Saturday to search for gang members. (Photo by Salvador Melendez/AP Photo)

Camel parade with flags during a pageant at the Qatar camel Mzayen Club, in Ash- Shahaniyah, Qatar, Friday, December 2, 2022. (Photo by Alessandra Tarantino/AP Photo)

Camel parade with flags during a pageant at the Qatar camel Mzayen Club, in Ash- Shahaniyah, Qatar, Friday, December 2, 2022. (Photo by Alessandra Tarantino/AP Photo)

Participants of the 84th edition of the annual Christmas swimming “Coupe de Noel” are sprayed with cold water before jumping into Lake Geneva, in Geneva, Switzerland, 17 December 2022. More than 4,000 men and women take part in the 120 meters during the traditional Christmas swimming week-end in Geneva with a water temperature of approximately eight degrees Celsius and air temperatures around zero degrees Celsius. (Photo by Valentin Flauraud/EPA/EFE/Rex Features/Shutterstock)

Participants of the 84th edition of the annual Christmas swimming “Coupe de Noel” are sprayed with cold water before jumping into Lake Geneva, in Geneva, Switzerland, 17 December 2022. More than 4,000 men and women take part in the 120 meters during the traditional Christmas swimming week-end in Geneva with a water temperature of approximately eight degrees Celsius and air temperatures around zero degrees Celsius. (Photo by Valentin Flauraud/EPA/EFE/Rex Features/Shutterstock)

Police officers evacuate an activist dressed as Santa Claus outside the Ecological transition ministry in Paris, during an action by “Extinction Rebellion” to denounce the government's environmental policy on the eve of the start in Montreal of the COP15 biodiversity summit in Paris, on December 6, 2022. (Photo by Anna Kurth/AFP Photo)

Police officers evacuate an activist dressed as Santa Claus outside the Ecological transition ministry in Paris, during an action by “Extinction Rebellion” to denounce the government’s environmental policy on the eve of the start in Montreal of the COP15 biodiversity summit in Paris, on December 6, 2022. (Photo by Anna Kurth/AFP Photo)

Police officers help one of their colleagues in the midst of clashes with protesters outside the Palace of Justice in Lima, Peru, 15 December 2022. At least six protesters have died in the first 20 hours after the state of emergency was declared, and 14 deaths since 11 December after the resignation of President Dina Boluarte, the closure of the Congress, and the convocation of a constituent. The Peruvian government ordered a night curfew in 15 provinces located in 8 of 24 departments, after another violent day. (Photo by Aldair Mejia/EPA/EFE/Rex Features/Shutterstock)

Police officers help one of their colleagues in the midst of clashes with protesters outside the Palace of Justice in Lima, Peru, 15 December 2022. At least six protesters have died in the first 20 hours after the state of emergency was declared, and 14 deaths since 11 December after the resignation of President Dina Boluarte, the closure of the Congress, and the convocation of a constituent. The Peruvian government ordered a night curfew in 15 provinces located in 8 of 24 departments, after another violent day. (Photo by Aldair Mejia/EPA/EFE/Rex Features/Shutterstock)

Raymond Hinze
Raymond Hinze is a writer and IT consultant with nearly 20 years of experience across the private and public sectors. He's worked as a writer, trainer, technical support person, delivery manager, system admin, and various other roles that involve getting people and technology to work together.