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As we close another year, the UIG team wanted to share some of the News, Culture, People and Places images that caught our eye the past 12 months.
Thank you to all of our contributors!
We hope the holidays treat you well and that 2022 is a great one for all of us!
The super cyclone Yaas hits the coastal areas of West Bengal. Photo: Dipayan Bose/Majority World/UIG Smoke rises following Israeli airstrikes on a building. Gaza City. Photo: Mohammed Zaanoun/Majority World/UIG Demonstrations against one year of the murder by police officers of Javier Orodonez in Bogota. Photo: Perla Bayona/Long Visual Press/UIG Women chant and sing as they take part in a demonstration demanding the decriminalization of abortion during the Global Day of Action for Legal and Safe Abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean in Bogota. Photo: Chepa Beltran/Long Visual Press/UIG People with disability in action during a Sitting Volleyball training session at the Padjadjaran Sport Center in Bogor, Indonesia. Photo: Photo by : Andi M. Ridwan/INA Photo Agency/UIG Zimbawe Vice President Constantino Chiwenga officially launched the commencement of the vaccination using the Sinopham vaccine. Harare, Zimbabwe. Photo: Knowledge Chingwecha/Majority World/UIG Thousands of muslim devotees offer prayers during the annual Urs in Khanyar. Photo: (Photo: Kamran Raashid Bhat/INA Photo Agency/UIG Creation of recycled waste to into transforming type robots, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia. Photo: Andi M. Ridwan/INA Photo Agency/UIG Members of the Pro-Abortion movement ‘Causa Justa por el Aborto’ take part with a sign during the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women demonstrations in Bogota, Colombia. Photo: Chepa Beltran/Long Visual Press/UIG A teacher checks the body temperature of a student with disabilities at a school for disabled people in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia. Photo: Adriana/INA Photo Agency/UIG Extinction Rebellion Protest In The Hague. Photo: Paulo Amorim/ VW Pics/UIG Milan – Red Zone Covid-19 – Liceo Parini, students occupy the school in protest against the non-reopening and the DAD (Remote Learning). Photo: Fotogramma/REDA&CO/UIG Rome, the Italian national team on tour around the city on an open bus after the victory of the European Championship. Photo: Francesco Fotia/AGF/UIG SARS-CoV-2. Transmission electron microscope. Image Point FR – LPN/BSIP/UIG We’re Sorry, Supplier Temporarily unable to supply this product to retailers sign on shelf, New York. Photo: Lindsey Nicholson/UCG/UIG Milan, Green pass. Covid 19 green certification. Photo: Claudia Greco/AGF/UIG St. Paul, Minnesota. Memorial to the missing and murdered Indigenous women. Photo: Michael Siluk/UCG/UIG European Council President Charles Michel, receives the Prime Minister of Romania, Florin Citu. Brussels, Belgium. Photo: Martin Bertrand/Majority World/UIG An 11m juvenile humpback whale is seen washed up on Blyth beach, Northumberland, England. Photo: Simone J Rudolphi/Majority World/UIG Venice. The Venice Carnival 2021. masked people in an almost empty Piazza San Marco. Photo: Claudia Greco/AGF/UIG
Culture, People and Places
Northern Lights, aurora borealis, over Akaslompolo, a small town in Finnish Lapland, inside Arctic Circle in Finland. Photo: Matthew Williams-Ellis/UCG/UIG Two Unidentified Native-American men, probably Shoshone, Fort Hall Reservation, Pocatello, Idaho, 1897. Photo by Benedicte Wrensted/GG Vintage Images/UIG Self-portrait on the hunt, 1905. By Boris Kustodiev. Photo: Photo: Universal History Archive/UIG Sunrise on Mobius Arch, Alabama Hills with Mount Whitney in the Sierras in background, Lone Pine, California. Photo: Joe Sohm/Visions of America Wild boars (Sus scrofa) with juvenile foraging along rural dirt road in forest in summer. Photo: Sven-Erik Arndt/Arterra/UIG Misty morning at Varanasi train station, Uttar Pradesh, India. Photo: Matthew Williams-Ellis/UCG/UIG A woman tends to jute plants in Northern Bangladesh. Photo: Shahidul Alam/Majority World/UIG Street Market in Kathmandu. Photo: Kike Calvo/UIG Cityscape of Centuripe and in the background the erupting Volcano Etna, Sicily, Italy. Photo: AntonioTreccarichi/REDA&CO/UIG Palestinian youths practice parkour in Gaza. Palestinians enjoy themselves during sunset at a beach in Gaza. Photo: Mahmoud Khattab/INA Photo Agency/UIG The USSR had highly developed mechanized agriculture. Photo: Universal History Archive/UIG Exiting the narrow Trollfjord by searchlight and under moonlight, on the northbound voyage of the Hurtigruten ferry ship the ms Trollfjord. Photo: Alan Dyer/VW PICS/UIG Vladimir Lenin and All-Russian President Ya. M. Sverdlov. Photo: Universal History Archive/UIG Reflection of Budapest Parlament on Danube river during sunset. Budapest. Hungary. Europe. Photo: Leonardo Mangia/REDA&CO/UIG Art, Russian art, Ljubov’ Sergeevna Popova, 1889 – 1924. Title of the work, ‘Man-Air-Space’, 1913, oil on canvas, cm 125 x 107. Photo: Molteni&Motta/UIG A Fulani from Niger, 09 December 2018, Illela in the Tahoua region (southern Niger). Photo: Souley Abdoulaye/AfrikImages Agency/UIG Two barn swallows (Hirundo rustica) flying and chasing insects over flowering rape field in spring. Photo: Sven-Erik Arndt/Arterra/UIG Ponsacco, The municipal and health pharmacy Le Melorie. In the photo the robotic system that arranges the medicines. Photo: Claudia Greco/AGF/UIG A person prepares smoked fish at Makoko shanty town in Lagos, Nigeria. Photo: Olukayode Jaiyeola/ Majority World/UIG Late summer sunrise on one of the lakes at Cotswold Water Park. Photo: Anna Stowe/Loop Images/UIG
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