A visual timeline of key events defining the past 12 months.
Demining operations happen amid the still ongoing conflict in Senegal between the government and rebel groups.
Fabrizio Cardinali, aged 72, has lived entirely off the grid for more than half a century.
Hundreds of people have had their treatment upended by the country’s major economic crisis.
Conflicts within and outside Africa impacted the continent in 2022, but multiple peaceful transitions offered hope.
Art restorers intervene on precious artworks and elaborate ornamentation at the Doge’s Palace in Venice.
In the northern town of Djibo, 370,000 people are trapped by a continuing blockade – largely cut off from food and aid.
Latin America’s second-largest forest has been ravaged by deforestation, causing immense harm to local fauna and flora.
Farming and tourism drained the aquifer feeding Doñana lagoon, and climate change brought prolonged drought this year.
Up to 30,000 people take part in the first Beijing Marathon held after a two-year COVID-19 hiatus.