2022: The Biggest Moments of the Year in Photos

We’re coming to the end of another year, and 2022 will certainly be one for the history books for a variety of reasons. Here on SGM, we cover the biggest events of the year through a series of photographs to look back on what happened.

January: The Winter Olympics Commence in Beijing
February: Russia invades Ukraine, creating the most catastrophic event of the entire year
March: Ernest Shackleton’s lost ship Endurance, from 1915, is discovered in the Antarctic
May: The Event Horizon Telescope collaboration reveals its first image of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way
June: Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, Marking 70 years on the throne, is celebrated. The event would be her last.
July: Former Prime Minister of Japan Abe Shinzo is assassinated while giving a public speech, this photo shows his last moments.
August: US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s controversial trip to Taiwan creates a military crisis with China
September: Queen Elizabeth II passes away at her estate in Balmoral, bringing an end to a 70 year reign. With Charles now King, the Queen was sent off with a State Funeral.
October: British Prime Minister Liz Truss resigns after little more than a month in office having created an economic crisis. The Daily Star famously compared her shelf-life to that of a lettuce and won. Her replacement is Rishi Sunak, marking a year of three Prime Ministers for the UK
November: The 2022 FIFA Cup commences in Qatar, which is ultimately won by Argentina
December: Legendary former footballer, Pele, known as “The Greatest” passes away at 82 years old on December 29th.