Cities across the United States saw nonviolent demonstrations after the city of Memphis released graphic video footage of the violent encounter between Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, and the five police officers charged with his murder.
Until September, Aleksei Antropov was playing double bass for the Russian Philharmonic orchestra in Moscow. But when Putin ordered Russia's first mobilization since World War Two, the 29-year-old fled to neighboring Georgia where he now works as a hotel receptionist.
New Year celebrations; Brazil's capital riots; Russia's war against Ukraine; protests after a video was released of Memphis police beating Tyre Nichols, who later died of his injuries; and more of our best photography from January 2023. Produced by David Lucas