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2022 in photos: NPR station photographers share memorable moments

E.O., a sophomore at Ingraham high school is portrayed with the words 'we deserve safety' painted on their face during a student walkout to protest gun violence in schools on Monday, November 14, 2022, at Seattle City Hall. Full story <a href="https://www.kuow.org/stories/seattle-students-send-message-to-city-hall-in-wake-of-ingraham-shooting-5ba1">here</a>.
Megan Farmer
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KUOW
E.O., a sophomore at Ingraham high school is portrayed with the words 'we deserve safety' painted on their face during a student walkout to protest gun violence in schools on Monday, November 14, 2022, at Seattle City Hall. Full story here.
Visual storytellers document the humanity behind the words you read and hear"

As we wrap up this year, we look back at an eventful year through the lenses of the member and affiliate NPR stations. We asked photographers to share memorable events they covered throughout 2022.

Some of the events included protests across the country due to the Russia's war in Ukraine, monkeypox declared a global health emergency, the overturning of Roe v. Wade, mid-term elections. From moments of joy celebrating the first Black woman sworn as justice of the U.S. Supreme Court to grief in vigils after the Robb elementary mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

These are some of the remarkable stories of the year across the country.

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Massachusetts Wildlife Deer & Moose Biologist Martin Feehan prepares to insert a cotton swab into the nose of a dead deer buck, found in Needham, to test it for the presence of the COVID-19 virus. Westborough, Ma. in January 11, 2022. Full story <a href="https://www.wbur.org/news/2022/01/11/massachusetts-covid-19-deer-testing?_ga=2.14466039.1534581989.1671459302-251710713.1640428489">here</a>.
Jesse Costa / WBUR
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WBUR
Massachusetts Wildlife Deer & Moose Biologist Martin Feehan prepares to insert a cotton swab into the nose of a dead deer buck, found in Needham, to test it for the presence of the COVID-19 virus. Westborough, Ma. in January 11, 2022. Full story here.
Julia Kosivchuk sings the Ukrainian national anthem during a protest in front of San Francisco City Hall on Feb. 24, 2022, against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Full story <a href="https://www.kqed.org/news/11906335/im-devastated-bay-area-ukrainians-react-to-russian-invasion-of-their-homeland">here</a>.
Beth LaBerge / KQED
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KQED
Julia Kosivchuk sings the Ukrainian national anthem during a protest in front of San Francisco City Hall on Feb. 24, 2022, against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Full story here.
<strong>From left to right</strong>: Nicole Tinson from L.A., Teresa Roberts, from Shannon, Mississippi, Sheila Carson, from D.C. and Regina Langley, middle, from New Jersey. Langley was holding a cell phone watching the Senate voting on the conformation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. Full story <a href="https://dcist.com/story/22/04/07/ketanji-brown-jackson-confirmed/">here</a>.
Tyrone Turner / WAMU/DCist
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WAMU/DCist
From left to right: Nicole Tinson from L.A., Teresa Roberts, from Shannon, Mississippi, Sheila Carson, from D.C. and Regina Langley, middle, from New Jersey. Langley was holding a cell phone watching the Senate voting on the conformation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. Full story here.
Democratic state Rep. Chris Kennedy feeds his baby daughter Lennon while speaking to lawmakers on the House floor, Friday, April 22, 2022.
Hart Van Denburg / CPR News
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CPR News
Democratic state Rep. Chris Kennedy feeds his baby daughter Lennon while speaking to lawmakers on the House floor, Friday, April 22, 2022.
On May 3, 2022 abortion rights supporter Rev. Dr. Sofia Betancourt has a debate with abortion rights opponent Minister Leroy Swailes at the gathering at the Supreme Court after the purported draft leaked showing Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe vs Wade was leaked. Full story <a href="https://dcist.com/story/22/05/03/dc-md-va-abortion-access-roe-supreme-court/">here</a>.
Dee Dwyer / WAMU/DCist
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WAMU/DCist
On May 3, 2022 abortion rights supporter Rev. Dr. Sofia Betancourt has a debate with abortion rights opponent Minister Leroy Swailes at the gathering at the Supreme Court after the purported draft leaked showing Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe vs Wade was leaked. Full story here.
A young migrant couple embraces on the porch of St. Andrew's Parish House in Edgartown. Nearly 50 Venezuelans were flown to the island from Texas under what they said was a false pretense. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took credit for flying the immigrants to Massachusetts.
Jesse Costa / WBUR
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WBUR
A young migrant couple embraces on the porch of St. Andrew's Parish House in Edgartown. Nearly 50 Venezuelans were flown to the island from Texas under what they said was a false pretense. Full story here.
Aztek dancer Maira Barrera Mazatl of Sublimity dances during opening prayers at "Tending Our Roots," an event aimed at bringing awareness to missing and murdered Indegenous people, held at South Hawthorne Waterfront Park in Portland, May 5, 2022. Full story <a href="https://www.opb.org/gallery/2022/05/06/day-of-awareness-for-missing-and-murdered-indigenous-people/">here</a>.
Kristyna Wentz-Graff / OPB
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OPB
Aztek dancer Maira Barrera Mazatl of Sublimity dances during opening prayers at "Tending Our Roots," an event aimed at bringing awareness to missing and murdered Indegenous people, held at South Hawthorne Waterfront Park in Portland, May 5, 2022. Full story here.
Sean Dorsey and his dance company perform for the filming of KQED's <em>If Cities Could Dance</em> on Twin Peaks in San Francisco on May 12, 2022. Full story <a href="https://www.kqed.org/arts/13915486/seandorseydance">here</a>.
Beth LaBerge / KQED
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KQED
Sean Dorsey and his dance company perform for the filming of KQED's If Cities Could Dance on Twin Peaks in San Francisco on May 12, 2022. Full story here.
Community members prayed together at the vigil for the death of 19 students and two adults during the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 25, 2022.
Patricia Lim / KUT
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KUT
Community members prayed together at the vigil for the death of 19 students and two adults during the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 25, 2022.
The Booker T. Washington High School band plays outside the Toyota Center during a rally on June 6, 2022 demanding WNBA player Brittney Griner be freed from Russian captivity. Full story <a href="https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/politics/2022/06/07/426488/dozens-rally-outside-toyota-center-in-an-effort-to-bring-detained-wnba-star-brittney-griner-home/">here</a>.
Lucio Vasquez / HPM
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HPM
The Booker T. Washington High School band plays outside the Toyota Center during a rally on June 6, 2022 demanding WNBA player Brittney Griner be freed from Russian captivity. Full story here.
Fishing guide Amy Hazel rows a driftboat on the lower Deschutes River near Maupin, Ore., June 17, 2022. She's been guiding on the river since 1999. Full story <a href="https://www.opb.org/article/2022/05/11/lithium-mine-oregon-sage-grouse/">here</a>.
Bradley W. Parks / OPB
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OPB
Fishing guide Amy Hazel rows a driftboat on the lower Deschutes River near Maupin, Ore., June 17, 2022. She's been guiding on the river since 1999. Full story here.
June 24th, 2022, in the Dobbs decision the Supreme Court overturns Roe V. Wade. Protesters from both sides of the abortion rights debate were at the Supreme Court for the announcement. Pro abortion rights protesters. Full story <a href="https://dcist.com/story/22/06/24/dc-roe-wade-scotus/">here</a>.
Tyrone Turner / WAMU/DCist
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WAMU/DCist
June 24th, 2022, in the Dobbs decision the Supreme Court overturns Roe V. Wade. Protesters from both sides of the abortion rights debate were at the Supreme Court for the announcement. Pro abortion rights protesters. Full story here.
Former President Donald Trump on June 25, 2022, at a rally in Mendon, Ill. "Your boundless love, sacrifice and devotion has finally been rewarded in full," Trump said regarding the overturning of Roe v. Wade the day after the decision. Full story <a href="https://news.stlpublicradio.org/government-politics-issues/2022-06-26/photos-donald-trump-stumps-for-miller-bailey-in-mendon">here</a>.
Brian Munoz / St. Louis Public Radio
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St. Louis Public Radio
Former President Donald Trump on June 25, 2022, at a rally in Mendon, Ill. "Your boundless love, sacrifice and devotion has finally been rewarded in full," Trump said regarding the overturning of Roe v. Wade the day after the decision. Full story here.
JD Cohen prepares to be completely covered in plastic packaging at a performance of "Death by Plastic" in front of South Station, Boston, Ma. in July 21, 2022. Full story <a href="https://www.wbur.org/news/2022/07/21/single-use-plastic-pollution-artist-anne-katrin-spiess">here</a>.
Robin Lubbock / WBUR
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WBUR
JD Cohen prepares to be completely covered in plastic packaging at a performance of "Death by Plastic" in front of South Station, Boston, Ma. in July 21, 2022. Full story here.
Ward 7 and 8 Youth at the Big Chair a popular Southeast, D.C. landmark. Full story <a href="https://dcist.com/story/22/03/30/voices-ward-7-8-youth-on-their-communities/">here</a>.
Dee Dwyer / DCist/WAMU
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DCist/WAMU
Ward 7 and 8 Youth at the Big Chair a popular Southeast, D.C. landmark. Full story here.
New London resident Christopher Marsala receives a monkeypox vaccine at Fair Haven Community Health Care in New Haven, Conn. Marsala was one of the first people to sign up to get vaccinated. Full story <a href="https://www.ctpublic.org/news/2022-08-03/monkeypox-vaccine-supply-is-limited-but-this-clinic-is-helping-eligible-residents">here</a>.
Ryan Caron King / Connecticut Public
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Connecticut Public
New London resident Christopher Marsala receives a monkeypox vaccine at Fair Haven Community Health Care in New Haven, Conn. Marsala was one of the first people to sign up to get vaccinated. Full story here.
<strong>From left to right: </strong>Jacqueline Myers of Dorchester, Cynthia Sellers of Worcester, Carmen Calloway of San Diego and Angel Green of Boston pose for a photo at Boston's annual Donna Summer Disco Party in Copley Square on June 16, 2022. Full story <a href="https://www.wgbh.org/news/i-feel-love-photos-from-bostons-dance-party-in-honor-of-disco-queen-donna-summer">here</a>.
Meredith Nierman / GBH
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GBH
From left to right: Jacqueline Myers of Dorchester, Cynthia Sellers of Worcester, Carmen Calloway of San Diego and Angel Green of Boston pose for a photo at Boston's annual Donna Summer Disco Party in Copley Square on June 16, 2022. Full story here.
Athena Estrada drop-kicks Sakura during a lucha libra extravaganza in Aurora, Colorado. July 24, 2022.
Kevin J. Beaty / Denverite
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Denverite
Athena Estrada drop-kicks Sakura during a lucha libra extravaganza in Aurora, Colorado. July 24, 2022.
Garry Olson, left, and Sean Boyle, both of the Spanish Lake Fire Department, rescue a resident from extreme flooding engulfing The Reserve at Winding Creek apartment complex on July 26, 2022, in Hazelwood, Mo. Full story <a href="https://news.stlpublicradio.org/health-science-environment/2022-07-27/after-rushing-to-safety-st-louisans-wonder-how-they-will-recover-from-historic-flooding">here</a>.
Brian Munoz / St. Louis Public Radio
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St. Louis Public Radio
Garry Olson, left, and Sean Boyle, both of the Spanish Lake Fire Department, rescue a resident from extreme flooding engulfing The Reserve at Winding Creek apartment complex on July 26, 2022, in Hazelwood, Mo. Full story here.
5 year old Joaquin Freiberg cheers above the crowd, hoisting a sign which reads, "Teachers help kids play, grow, and learn!" Full story <a href="https://www.ctpublic.org/2022-03-15/child-care-workers-warn-that-the-system-may-break-without-help-from-the-state">here</a>.
Tyler Russell / Connecticut Public
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Connecticut Public
5 year old Joaquin Freiberg cheers above the crowd, hoisting a sign which reads, "Teachers help kids play, grow, and learn!" Full story here.
Ukrainian war refugees wait at the border crossinginto the United States from Tijuana for their turn to request asylum. Full story <a href="https://www.kpbs.org/news/local/2022/04/04/in-photos-ukrainian-refugees-at-the-san-diego-tijuana-border">here</a>.
Matthew Bowler / KPBS
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KPBS
Ukrainian war refugees wait at the border crossinginto the United States from Tijuana for their turn to request asylum. Full story here.
The last leg of the farmworker's March to the Capitol starts by Southside Park in Sacramento, Calif., Aug. 26, 2022. Full story <a href="https://www.capradio.org/articles/2022/08/26/farmworkers-march-335-miles-to-sacramento-in-push-for-labor-rights/">here</a>.
Andrew Nixon / CapRadio
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CapRadio
The last leg of the farmworker's March to the Capitol starts by Southside Park in Sacramento, Calif., Aug. 26, 2022. Full story here.
President Joe Biden holds a phone and takes a selfie of himself with attendees, following his appearance at East Portland Community Center in Portland, Oct. 15, 2022.
Kristyna Wentz-Graff / OPB
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OPB
President Joe Biden holds a phone and takes a selfie of himself with attendees, following his appearance at East Portland Community Center in Portland, Oct. 15, 2022.
Día de Muertos altar for the 21 victims from the Robb Elementary School shooting being carried by the victims fathers from the Capitol to the Governor's Mansion, protesting for an age increase to purchase AR-15 and requesting everyone to vote. Full story <a href="https://www.kut.org/austin/2022-11-02/uvalde-families-advocate-gun-laws-dia-de-los-muertos-vigil-austin-texas-capitol">here</a>.
Patricia Lim / KUT
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KUT
Día de Muertos altar for the 21 victims from the Robb Elementary School shooting being carried by the victims fathers from the Capitol to the Governor's Mansion, protesting for an age increase to purchase AR-15 and requesting everyone to vote. Full story here.
Perrin Thompson kisses her ballot for luck and does a little dance before dropping it into a drop site outside of the Multnomah County Elections Division in Portland, Ore., Nov. 8, 2022. Full story <a href="https://www.opb.org/article/2022/11/08/oregon-election-results-elections-2022-races-voters-mail-in-ballots/">here</a>.
Kristyna Wentz-Graff / OPB
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OPB
Perrin Thompson kisses her ballot for luck and does a little dance before dropping it into a drop site outside of the Multnomah County Elections Division in Portland, Ore., Nov. 8, 2022. Full story here.
"When he grows up, he can also help to keep this country free," said David Niemitz after voting with his son, William, 7, at Manchester High School November 08, 2022. Full story <a href="https://www.ctpublic.org/news/2022-11-17/why-did-voting-drop-in-some-of-connecticuts-big-cities">here</a>.
Mark Mirko / Connecticut Public
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Connecticut Public
"When he grows up, he can also help to keep this country free," said David Niemitz after voting with his son, William, 7, at Manchester High School November 08, 2022. Full story here.
Former President Barack Obama campaigns for Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock in Atlanta on Dec. 1 2022, ahead of Georgia's senate runoff. Warnock faced Republican Football icon Herschel Walker, who was endorsed by Former President Donald Trump. Full story <a href="https://www.gpb.org/news/2022/12/02/walker-warnock-make-final-pitches-georgia-voters-in-us-senate-runoff">here</a>.
Riley Bunch / GPB
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GPB
Former President Barack Obama campaigns for Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock in Atlanta on Dec. 1 2022, ahead of Georgia's senate runoff. Warnock faced Republican Football icon Herschel Walker, who was endorsed by Former President Donald Trump. Full story here.

Estefania Mitre
Estefania Mitre (she/her/ella) is a production assistant for social media who works with visual elements to amplify stories across platforms. She has experience reporting on culture, social justice and music.
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