2022 In Photos: Here Are The Stories That Made Headlines In 2022
The year 2022 gave us many memories. Russia invaded Ukraine, Will Smith publicly slapped comedian and actor Chris Rock, Elon Musk bought Twitter, FIFA World 2022 and many more. We have compiled a list of the stories with pictures that made headlines in 2022 across the world:
The war between Russia and Ukraine that began on February this year that killed thousands of people including soldiers from both sides has not yet come to an end and still continues to cause severe damage to human lives and property across Ukraine. Russia has not shown any signs of stopping the war, despite numerous sanctions from various parts of the world.
The UK's longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth who reigning for 70 years died at the age of 96 on September 8 at Balmoral and after her death Prince Charles ascended the throne upon her death and is now king charles III.?
It was on the 28th of March, when a drama that unfolded on the stage of Academy Awards 2022 shocked the audiences when Hollywood actor Will Smith punched actor Chris Rock who was hosting the event and then shouted at him from his seat - "Keep my wife’s name out of your (expletive) mouth"? Actually at the event Chris Rock made a joke on Will Smith's wife Jada Pinkett Smith by saying that he was lookimg forward to a sequel of G.I. Jane that Will Smith didn't like and slapped him publicly. Jada Pinkett Smith battling alopecia, an autoimmune disorder, which causes hair loss by attacking hair follicles.
While world was struggling to fight with Covid-19 another deadly Monkeypox virus hit the world in May 2022. The monkeypox virus belongs to the orthopoxvirus genus, which further consists of the variola virus, that also causes smallpox, and the vaccinia virus, that was utilised in the production for smallpox vaccine. Monkeypox has symptoms related to smallpox, but it is considered less serious.
Following the bitter divorce in 2016, in April 2022 Amber Heard filed a domestic violence restraining order against Depp and brought photographic evidence of the alleged abuse she suffered. Amber Heard's attorney Elaine Bredehoft claimed that Johnny Depp sexually assaulted her with a liquor bottle. But after heated discussions and debates for weeks, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's highly-publicized defamation case ended in May. On June 1, the jury awarded Depp USD 15 million in damages, but Heard had to pay USD 10.35 million due to a Virginia law limiting punitive damages (the judge reduced the amount).?
The Sri Lankan economic crisis is an ongoing crisis is worst economic crisis since its independence in 1948 in the country that started in 2019. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe during the parliament session in June 2022, said that the country's economy had collapsed, leaving it unable to pay for essentials. After that massive protests against government started in the country where civilians took to the streets, the consequent violence saw an increased death toll, arson and loot.
On Jul 08, 2022, during the election campaigning Japan's longest-serving Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe shot dead in the chest from close range in the country's western region of Nara. Abe who was rushed to the Nara Medical University Hospital with him not showing any vital signs, died during treatment.
In 2022 world's richest person Elon Musk bought one of the world' largest social platform Twitter for whopping $44 billion and since musk who has over 122 million followers on Twitter overseeing mass layoffs in the company including CEO Parag Agrawal. Elon Musk visited the Twitter headquarters, carrying a sink in hand, and tweeting "Let that sink in".
On 15 September, 2022 Tennis legend Roger Federer announced his retirement. Federer said that for the last few years he has been battling injuries and surgeries and despite trying his best to return to full fitness, his body isn’t allowing him to reach the level where he feels confident to compete. Considered the world's greatest tennis player, Federer has 20 Grand Slam titles to his name. He won the first Grand Slam of his career in the year 2003.
After the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini who was detained by morality police for allegedly breaking the strict hijab rules in Iran, the country faced massive protests. Thousands of women then turned to cutting their hair as an act of defiance in a stance against the rules of the hijab being compulsory. The act has been adopted by others, including women in India. At least 326 protesters, including 43 children and 25 women, have been killed in a violent crackdown by security forces, according to Iran Human Rights.