15 defining moments of 2022 in pictures

15 moments that defined 2022 in pictures - from Queen Elizabeth’s death to Ukraine war

2022 saw the departure of two Prime Ministers - with Liz Truss lasting just six weeks in the job

This year saw political turmoil - not only in the UK but further afield. One of the most significant moments of 2022 was the start of the Ukraine war, a crisis which has seen the deaths of tens of thousands since Russia invaded the sovereign nation on 24 February.

The UK is now on to its third Prime Minister of the year after the departure of Boris Johnson and the even sharper exit of Liz Truss, with Rishi Sunak taking over.

In September, the death of Queen Elizabeth II marked the end of an era for the UK, with her son and heir acceding to the throne as King Charles III. The late monarch’s reign had lasted 70 years, and just months before her death she had marked her Platinum Jubilee.

Here are 15 moments in pictures that shaped 2022.

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