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Pictures of the year: How Ukraine withstood Russia's assault

The body of a soldier, without insignia, who the Ukrainian military claim is a Russian army serviceman killed in fighting, lies on a road outside the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine, February 24.        REUTERS/Maksim Levin

The body of a soldier, without insignia, who the Ukrainian military claim is a Russian army serviceman killed in fighting, lies on a road outside the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine, February 24.        REUTERS/Maksim Levin

The body of a soldier, without insignia, who the Ukrainian military claim is a Russian army serviceman killed in fighting, lies on a road outside the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine, February 24.        REUTERS/Maksim Levin
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A Ukrainian serviceman looks on from inside a tank at a position in Donetsk region, June 11, 2022.        REUTERS/Stringer

A Ukrainian serviceman looks on from inside a tank at a position in Donetsk region, June 11, 2022.        REUTERS/Stringer

A Ukrainian serviceman looks on from inside a tank at a position in Donetsk region, June 11, 2022.        REUTERS/Stringer
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Servicemen of the Ukrainian National Guard take positions in central Kyiv, as Russian forces neared the city in the first days of the invasion, February 25.        REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Servicemen of the Ukrainian National Guard take positions in central Kyiv, as Russian forces neared the city in the first days of the invasion, February 25.        REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Servicemen of the Ukrainian National Guard take positions in central Kyiv, as Russian forces neared the city in the first days of the invasion, February 25.        REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A veteran of the Ukrainian National Guard Azov battalion conducts military exercises for civilians amid the threat of Russian invasion, in Kyiv, Ukraine, January 30.       REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A veteran of the Ukrainian National Guard Azov battalion conducts military exercises for civilians amid the threat of Russian invasion, in Kyiv, Ukraine, January 30.       REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A veteran of the Ukrainian National Guard Azov battalion conducts military exercises for civilians amid the threat of Russian invasion, in Kyiv, Ukraine, January 30.       REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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People wait in a traffic jam as they flee Kharkiv after Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized a military operation in eastern Ukraine, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, February 24.       REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

People wait in a traffic jam as they flee Kharkiv after Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized a military operation in eastern Ukraine, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, February 24.       REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

People wait in a traffic jam as they flee Kharkiv after Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized a military operation in eastern Ukraine, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, February 24.       REUTERS/Antonio Bronic
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A civilian trains to throw Molotov cocktails to defend the city, in Zhytomyr, Ukraine, March 1.       REUTERS/Viacheslav Ratynskyi

A civilian trains to throw Molotov cocktails to defend the city, in Zhytomyr, Ukraine, March 1.       REUTERS/Viacheslav Ratynskyi

A civilian trains to throw Molotov cocktails to defend the city, in Zhytomyr, Ukraine, March 1.       REUTERS/Viacheslav Ratynskyi
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Several men carry a woman as people flee from advancing Russian troops, in the town of Irpin outside Kyiv, March 8.       REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Several men carry a woman as people flee from advancing Russian troops, in the town of Irpin outside Kyiv, March 8.       REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Several men carry a woman as people flee from advancing Russian troops, in the town of Irpin outside Kyiv, March 8.       REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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People receive food from volunteers in a metro station used as a shelter in northern Kharkiv, Ukraine, March 24.       REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People receive food from volunteers in a metro station used as a shelter in northern Kharkiv, Ukraine, March 24.       REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People receive food from volunteers in a metro station used as a shelter in northern Kharkiv, Ukraine, March 24.       REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Olga hugs her boyfriend Vlodomyr as they say goodbye prior to Vlodomyr’s deployment closer to the front line, at the train station in Lviv, Ukraine, March 9.        REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Olga hugs her boyfriend Vlodomyr as they say goodbye prior to Vlodomyr’s deployment closer to the front line, at the train station in Lviv, Ukraine, March 9.        REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Olga hugs her boyfriend Vlodomyr as they say goodbye prior to Vlodomyr’s deployment closer to the front line, at the train station in Lviv, Ukraine, March 9.        REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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A Ukrainian soldier hides from a helicopter air strike near Demydiv, Ukraine, March 10.        REUTERS/Maksim Levin

A Ukrainian soldier hides from a helicopter air strike near Demydiv, Ukraine, March 10.        REUTERS/Maksim Levin

A Ukrainian soldier hides from a helicopter air strike near Demydiv, Ukraine, March 10.        REUTERS/Maksim Levin
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People and medics help a wounded resident off a house destroyed by shelling, in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 14.        REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

People and medics help a wounded resident off a house destroyed by shelling, in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 14.       REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

People and medics help a wounded resident off a house destroyed by shelling, in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 14.       REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Local residents run for cover as they escape from the town of Irpin, after heavy shelling on the only escape route used by locals, while Russian troops advance towards the capital of Kyiv, in Irpin, near Kyiv, Ukraine, March 6.      REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Local residents run for cover as they escape from the town of Irpin, after heavy shelling on the only escape route used by locals, while Russian troops advance towards the capital of Kyiv, in Irpin, near Kyiv, Ukraine, March 6.      REUTERS/Carlos...more

Local residents run for cover as they escape from the town of Irpin, after heavy shelling on the only escape route used by locals, while Russian troops advance towards the capital of Kyiv, in Irpin, near Kyiv, Ukraine, March 6.      REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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A man walks past a fire after a shelling, in Kharkiv, Ukraine, March 25.        REUTERS/Oleg Pereverzev

A man walks past a fire after a shelling, in Kharkiv, Ukraine, March 25.        REUTERS/Oleg Pereverzev

A man walks past a fire after a shelling, in Kharkiv, Ukraine, March 25.        REUTERS/Oleg Pereverzev
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A view shows an armored convoy of pro-Russian troops on a road leading to the besieged southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, March 28.         REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

A view shows an armored convoy of pro-Russian troops on a road leading to the besieged southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, March 28.       REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

A view shows an armored convoy of pro-Russian troops on a road leading to the besieged southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, March 28.       REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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A resident carries his cat that was rescued from his home after it was hit by a shell, in the Obolon district in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 14.       REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A resident carries his cat that was rescued from his home after it was hit by a shell, in the Obolon district in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 14.       REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A resident carries his cat that was rescued from his home after it was hit by a shell, in the Obolon district in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 14.       REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A monument of city founder Duke de Richelieu is seen covered with sandbags for protection, in Odessa, Ukraine, March 10.       REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

A monument of city founder Duke de Richelieu is seen covered with sandbags for protection, in Odessa, Ukraine, March 10.       REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

A monument of city founder Duke de Richelieu is seen covered with sandbags for protection, in Odessa, Ukraine, March 10.       REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis
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Sergiy, who received injuries to his head and lost fingers during a rocket attack on his village, lies in a hospital bed in Chuhuiv outside Kharkiv, April 1.        REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Sergiy, who received injuries to his head and lost fingers during a rocket attack on his village, lies in a hospital bed in Chuhuiv outside Kharkiv, April 1.        REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Sergiy, who received injuries to his head and lost fingers during a rocket attack on his village, lies in a hospital bed in Chuhuiv outside Kharkiv, April 1.        REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A woman carries her cat as she walks past buildings that were destroyed by Russian shelling, in Borodyanka, in the Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 5.       REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A woman carries her cat as she walks past buildings that were destroyed by Russian shelling, in Borodyanka, in the Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 5.       REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A woman carries her cat as she walks past buildings that were destroyed by Russian shelling, in Borodyanka, in the Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 5.       REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Colleagues and friends attend a funeral ceremony for Ukrainian serviceman and ballet dancer Vadym Khlupianets, who was recently killed in a fight against Russian troops, at the National Operetta Theatre in Kyiv, Ukraine, November 24.       REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Colleagues and friends attend a funeral ceremony for Ukrainian serviceman and ballet dancer Vadym Khlupianets, who was recently killed in a fight against Russian troops, at the National Operetta Theatre in Kyiv, Ukraine, November 24.      ...more

Colleagues and friends attend a funeral ceremony for Ukrainian serviceman and ballet dancer Vadym Khlupianets, who was recently killed in a fight against Russian troops, at the National Operetta Theatre in Kyiv, Ukraine, November 24.       REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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A general view shows the city centre without electricity after critical civil infrastructure was hit by Russian missiles, in Kyiv, Ukraine, October 24.       REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A general view shows the city centre without electricity after critical civil infrastructure was hit by Russian missiles, in Kyiv, Ukraine, October 24.       REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A general view shows the city centre without electricity after critical civil infrastructure was hit by Russian missiles, in Kyiv, Ukraine, October 24.       REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Ukrainian service members fire a shell from a M777 Howitzer at a front line, in Kharkiv Region, Ukraine, July 21.        REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukrainian service members fire a shell from a M777 Howitzer at a front line, in Kharkiv Region, Ukraine, July 21.        REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukrainian service members fire a shell from a M777 Howitzer at a front line, in Kharkiv Region, Ukraine, July 21.        REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Sergii Veselyi, 51, speaks to his wife Svetlana, as he lies in an emergency vehicle after he was injured during shelling in Sloviansk, in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, July 5.        REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Sergii Veselyi, 51, speaks to his wife Svetlana, as he lies in an emergency vehicle after he was injured during shelling in Sloviansk, in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, July 5.        REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Sergii Veselyi, 51, speaks to his wife Svetlana, as he lies in an emergency vehicle after he was injured during shelling in Sloviansk, in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, July 5.        REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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People with their newborn children take shelter in the basement of a perinatal center as an air raid siren sounds, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 2.       REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

People with their newborn children take shelter in the basement of a perinatal center as an air raid siren sounds, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 2.       REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

People with their newborn children take shelter in the basement of a perinatal center as an air raid siren sounds, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 2.       REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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A woman reacts during the funeral of Volodymyr Kochetov, 46, who was recently killed in a battle against Russian troops, in the village of Babyntsi, Ukraine, June 30.       REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A woman reacts during the funeral of Volodymyr Kochetov, 46, who was recently killed in a battle against Russian troops, in the village of Babyntsi, Ukraine, June 30.       REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A woman reacts during the funeral of Volodymyr Kochetov, 46, who was recently killed in a battle against Russian troops, in the village of Babyntsi, Ukraine, June 30.       REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Service members of the Ukrainian armed forces, who surrendered at the besieged Azovstal steel mill in Mariupol, sit in a bus upon their arrival under esclort of the pro-Russian military in the settlement of Olenivka in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, May 20.          REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of the Ukrainian armed forces, who surrendered at the besieged Azovstal steel mill in Mariupol, sit in a bus upon their arrival under esclort of the pro-Russian military in the settlement of Olenivka in the Donetsk region, Ukraine,...more

Service members of the Ukrainian armed forces, who surrendered at the besieged Azovstal steel mill in Mariupol, sit in a bus upon their arrival under esclort of the pro-Russian military in the settlement of Olenivka in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, May 20.        REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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A view shows residential buildings destroyed in the town of Irpin, outside Kyiv, Ukraine, April 29.        REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

A view shows residential buildings destroyed in the town of Irpin, outside Kyiv, Ukraine, April 29.        REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

A view shows residential buildings destroyed in the town of Irpin, outside Kyiv, Ukraine, April 29.        REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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New graves are prepared for those killed during Russia's invasion of Ukraine, at a cemetery in Irpin, Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 18.        REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

New graves are prepared for those killed during Russia's invasion of Ukraine, at a cemetery in Irpin, Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 18.        REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

New graves are prepared for those killed during Russia's invasion of Ukraine, at a cemetery in Irpin, Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 18.        REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Yana Bachek is consoled by her partner Yevgeniy Vlasenko and her mother Lyubov Gubareva, as she mourns over the body of her father Victor Gubarev, 79, killed by shelling during Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Kharkiv, Ukraine, April 18.        REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Yana Bachek is consoled by her partner Yevgeniy Vlasenko and her mother Lyubov Gubareva, as she mourns over the body of her father Victor Gubarev, 79, killed by shelling during Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Kharkiv, Ukraine, April 18.      ...more

Yana Bachek is consoled by her partner Yevgeniy Vlasenko and her mother Lyubov Gubareva, as she mourns over the body of her father Victor Gubarev, 79, killed by shelling during Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Kharkiv, Ukraine, April 18.        REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A body of a woman is seen lying on the floor inside her house, in the town of Bucha, outside Kyiv, Ukraine, April 6.       REUTERS/Oleg Pereverzev

A body of a woman is seen lying on the floor inside her house, in the town of Bucha, outside Kyiv, Ukraine, April 6.       REUTERS/Oleg Pereverzev

A body of a woman is seen lying on the floor inside her house, in the town of Bucha, outside Kyiv, Ukraine, April 6.       REUTERS/Oleg Pereverzev
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A body with hands bound by white cloth, who according to residents was shot by Russian soldiers, lies on the street, in Bucha, Ukraine April 3.        REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A body with hands bound by white cloth, who according to residents was shot by Russian soldiers, lies on the street, in Bucha, Ukraine April 3.        REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A body with hands bound by white cloth, who according to residents was shot by Russian soldiers, lies on the street, in Bucha, Ukraine April 3.        REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A Ukrainian service member walks in a front of an Antonov An-225 Mriya cargo plane, the world's biggest aircraft, destroyed by Russian troops, at an airfield in the settlement of Hostomel, in Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 3.       REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Ukrainian service member walks in a front of an Antonov An-225 Mriya cargo plane, the world's biggest aircraft, destroyed by Russian troops, at an airfield in the settlement of Hostomel, in Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 3.       REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Ukrainian service member walks in a front of an Antonov An-225 Mriya cargo plane, the world's biggest aircraft, destroyed by Russian troops, at an airfield in the settlement of Hostomel, in Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 3.       REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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The hand of Iryna Filkina, a woman who according to residents was killed by Russian army soldiers, is pictured as her body lies on the street, in Bucha, Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 2.        REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

The hand of Iryna Filkina, a woman who according to residents was killed by Russian army soldiers, is pictured as her body lies on the street, in Bucha, Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 2.        REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

The hand of Iryna Filkina, a woman who according to residents was killed by Russian army soldiers, is pictured as her body lies on the street, in Bucha, Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 2.        REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A bird is seen next to an installation representing a missile stuck in the ground, which was set up before Russia's attack on Ukraine, in front of the damaged Regional State Administration building in Kharkiv, Ukraine, April 11.       REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A bird is seen next to an installation representing a missile stuck in the ground, which was set up before Russia's attack on Ukraine, in front of the damaged Regional State Administration building in Kharkiv, Ukraine, April 11.       REUTERS/Alkis...more

A bird is seen next to an installation representing a missile stuck in the ground, which was set up before Russia's attack on Ukraine, in front of the damaged Regional State Administration building in Kharkiv, Ukraine, April 11.       REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Serhii Lahovskyi, 26, mourns next to the grave of his friend Ihor Lytvynenko, who according to residents was killed by Russian soldiers, after they found him beside a building's basement, in Bucha, Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 6.       REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Serhii Lahovskyi, 26, mourns next to the grave of his friend Ihor Lytvynenko, who according to residents was killed by Russian soldiers, after they found him beside a building's basement, in Bucha, Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 6.       REUTERS/Alkis...more

Serhii Lahovskyi, 26, mourns next to the grave of his friend Ihor Lytvynenko, who according to residents was killed by Russian soldiers, after they found him beside a building's basement, in Bucha, Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 6.       REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A Ukrainian serviceman takes cover as an air-raid siren sounds during a Russian drone strike, which local authorities consider to be Iranian-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) Shahed-136, in Kyiv, Ukraine, October 17.        REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Ukrainian serviceman takes cover as an air-raid siren sounds during a Russian drone strike, which local authorities consider to be Iranian-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) Shahed-136, in Kyiv, Ukraine, October 17.        REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Ukrainian serviceman takes cover as an air-raid siren sounds during a Russian drone strike, which local authorities consider to be Iranian-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) Shahed-136, in Kyiv, Ukraine, October 17.        REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Local resident Nataliia Porkhun holds flowers to present them to Ukrainian service members in the recently retaken village of Kyselivka, outside of Kherson, Ukraine, November 12.       REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Local resident Nataliia Porkhun holds flowers to present them to Ukrainian service members in the recently retaken village of Kyselivka, outside of Kherson, Ukraine, November 12.       REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Local resident Nataliia Porkhun holds flowers to present them to Ukrainian service members in the recently retaken village of Kyselivka, outside of Kherson, Ukraine, November 12.       REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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