PHOTO ESSAY/2022 through the Lens

12/30/2022 08:46 PM
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A Republic of China (Taiwan) national flag is placed on a public artwork near Ximen Station in Taipei on Jan. 1.
A Republic of China (Taiwan) national flag is placed on a public artwork near Ximen Station in Taipei on Jan. 1.

Taipei, Dec. 30 (CNA) In 2022, the Central News Agency published more than 44,600 photos taken by its photojournalists and reporters in Taiwan and around the world.

Here is a selection of photos documenting major events and people in the news this year.

People pose for a selfie when attending the flag raising ceremony in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei on Jan. 1.
People pose for a selfie when attending the flag raising ceremony in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei on Jan. 1.
Luge coach Lin Chui-bin (林垂賓) shows the kits prepared by the Sports Administration for members of Taiwan
Luge coach Lin Chui-bin (林垂賓) shows the kits prepared by the Sports Administration for members of Taiwan's national team attending the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, in Taipei on Jan. 19. Four athletes competed in the Winter Games, held Feb. 4-20.
A hypermarket worker uses a flashlight to guide shoppers on a stalled inclined moving walkway in Taipei on March 3, when 5.49 million households and businesses were hit by a nationwide power outage caused by a malfunction at Kaohsiung
A hypermarket worker uses a flashlight to guide shoppers on a stalled inclined moving walkway in Taipei on March 3, when 5.49 million households and businesses were hit by a nationwide power outage caused by a malfunction at Kaohsiung's Hsinta Power Plant.
Ukrainian teenager Mariia (left), 15, and her 11-year-old sister wrap themselves in the national flag of Ukraine at a rally held in Paris on March 5, after they fled their home country following the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24.
Ukrainian teenager Mariia (left), 15, and her 11-year-old sister wrap themselves in the national flag of Ukraine at a rally held in Paris on March 5, after they fled their home country following the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24.
Junior high school student Lan Jui-yu (藍睿瑜) from Taoyuan, is pictured in a pair of thick glasses at a Taiwan Fund for Children and Families ceremony in Taipei on March 20. He was honored for doing well academically despite serious short-sightedness caused by Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder of the body
Junior high school student Lan Jui-yu (藍睿瑜) from Taoyuan, is pictured in a pair of thick glasses at a Taiwan Fund for Children and Families ceremony in Taipei on March 20. He was honored for doing well academically despite serious short-sightedness caused by Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder of the body's connective tissues. He was one of 23 young students honored for overcoming challenges.
Workers use cables to move up and down a mountain slope along the eastern section of the Southern Cross-Island Highway in Taitung County on April 29 as they work to stabilize it to prevent rockslides. The highway was badly damaged during Typhoon Morakot in August 2009 and was reopened on May 1.
Workers use cables to move up and down a mountain slope along the eastern section of the Southern Cross-Island Highway in Taitung County on April 29 as they work to stabilize it to prevent rockslides. The highway was badly damaged during Typhoon Morakot in August 2009 and was reopened on May 1.
Trains are parked at the Taiwan Railways Administration depot in Shulin District, New Taipei on May 1 when the Taiwan Railway Labor Union went on strike over a proposal to turn the train operator into a state-run corporation. The plan eventually passed on May 27 but the union continued to negotiate its implementation with the government.
Trains are parked at the Taiwan Railways Administration depot in Shulin District, New Taipei on May 1 when the Taiwan Railway Labor Union went on strike over a proposal to turn the train operator into a state-run corporation. The plan eventually passed on May 27 but the union continued to negotiate its implementation with the government.
Lee Ching-yu (李凈瑜, right) adjusts the face mask her husband Lee Ming-che (李明哲) was wearing during a news conference in Taipei on May 10, following his release by China in April. He had been detained by Chinese authorities since March 2017 when he was taken into custody while traveling from Macau to China.
Lee Ching-yu (李凈瑜, right) adjusts the face mask her husband Lee Ming-che (李明哲) was wearing during a news conference in Taipei on May 10, following his release by China in April. He had been detained by Chinese authorities since March 2017 when he was taken into custody while traveling from Macau to China.
A woman collects a prescription at a makeshift COVID-19 clinic outside a hospital in Taipei on May 27, when Taiwan reported 94,855 new infections of the disease -- the highest recorded in the country since the pandemic began in early 2020.
A woman collects a prescription at a makeshift COVID-19 clinic outside a hospital in Taipei on May 27, when Taiwan reported 94,855 new infections of the disease -- the highest recorded in the country since the pandemic began in early 2020.
A boy is given a COVID-19 vaccine shot on June 1 at a mass vaccination site in Taipei. Taiwan began rolling out COVID-19 vaccines for children aged between 5 and 11 in May.
A boy is given a COVID-19 vaccine shot on June 1 at a mass vaccination site in Taipei. Taiwan began rolling out COVID-19 vaccines for children aged between 5 and 11 in May.

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An unexploded missile is seen on a road in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on June 2, nearly 100 days after Russia launched an invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24.
An unexploded missile is seen on a road in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on June 2, nearly 100 days after Russia launched an invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24.
Protesters supporting a women
Protesters supporting a women's right to get an abortion demonstrate outside the United States Supreme Court in Washington on June 25, after the court overturned Roe v. Wade, which had protected women's constitutional right to an abortion for nearly 50 years.
The Taipei 101 skyscraper displays "thank you" in Japanese, along with the national flags of Japan and the Republic of China (Taiwan) on July 8, after former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated in Japan earlier that day.
The Taipei 101 skyscraper displays "thank you" in Japanese, along with the national flags of Japan and the Republic of China (Taiwan) on July 8, after former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated in Japan earlier that day.
A full moon is seen over Chinese Culture University in Taipei on July 13. It was the largest super full moon of 2022, which occurs when a full moon is closer to Earth than usual.
A full moon is seen over Chinese Culture University in Taipei on July 13. It was the largest super full moon of 2022, which occurs when a full moon is closer to Earth than usual.
The Armed Forces hold anti-landing drills near the Port of Taipei in Bali District, New Taipei on July 27, part of the annual Han Kuang military exercises around Taiwan.
The Armed Forces hold anti-landing drills near the Port of Taipei in Bali District, New Taipei on July 27, part of the annual Han Kuang military exercises around Taiwan.
A plane carrying Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the United States House, approaches Taipei Songshan Airport on Aug. 2 for an unannounced 19-hour visit to Taiwan.
A plane carrying Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the United States House, approaches Taipei Songshan Airport on Aug. 2 for an unannounced 19-hour visit to Taiwan.

Nancy Pelosi: China cannot stop world leaders from visiting Taiwan

Members of the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre perform the group
Members of the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre perform the group's new work "Send in a Cloud" in a free outdoor performance between the National Theater and Concert Hall in Taipei on Sept. 17. It was the first free annual performance of the group at the location after a two-year hiatus.
A derailed express train is seen at Dongli Station in Hualien County on Sept. 18. The train derailed after a series of earthquakes struck eastern Taiwan, including one of magnitude-6.8 in neighboring Taitung County. Passenger services resumed on Dec. 28 after repairs of damaged tracks were completed.
A derailed express train is seen at Dongli Station in Hualien County on Sept. 18. The train derailed after a series of earthquakes struck eastern Taiwan, including one of magnitude-6.8 in neighboring Taitung County. Passenger services resumed on Dec. 28 after repairs of damaged tracks were completed.
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral procession travels through London on Sept. 19. She passed away at the age 96 on Sept. 8.
Members of the marching band of Japan
Members of the marching band of Japan's Kyoto Tachibana Senior High School perform in the National Day celebrations in Taipei on Oct. 10.

2022 National Day Celebrations

The 5.4-kilometer Kinmen Bridge, which links the main Kinmen Island and its smaller neighbor Lieyu, is seen in this photo taken on Oct. 29, ahead of its opening the following day. It was first proposed in 1993.
The 5.4-kilometer Kinmen Bridge, which links the main Kinmen Island and its smaller neighbor Lieyu, is seen in this photo taken on Oct. 29, ahead of its opening the following day. It was first proposed in 1993.
Former NBA player Dwight Howard (in black) plays his first game for the Taoyuan Leopards on Nov. 19 in Taiwan
Former NBA player Dwight Howard (in black) plays his first game for the Taoyuan Leopards on Nov. 19 in Taiwan's T1 LEAGUE, one of the two professional basketball leagues launched in recent years.

More on Taiwan's P. LEAGUE+ and T1 LEAGUE

Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安, front), the opposition Kuomintang candidate for Taipei mayor, passes by a billboard showing one of his opponents, former Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中, left), as he campaigns in Taipei on Nov. 24. Chiang took office on Dec. 25 after winning the Nov. 26 election.
Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安, front), the opposition Kuomintang candidate for Taipei mayor, passes by a billboard showing one of his opponents, former Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中, left), as he campaigns in Taipei on Nov. 24. Chiang took office on Dec. 25 after winning the Nov. 26 election.

Focus Taiwan's 2022 Election Coverage

Fans in Buenos Aires celebrate in the capital city of Argentina on Dec. 18 after the country
Fans in Buenos Aires celebrate in the capital city of Argentina on Dec. 18 after the country's national soccer team beat France on penalties to win the FIFA World Cup held in Qatar.
Former Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲, front right) makes a V sign when joining Christmas carolers in Taipei on Dec. 23, his last working day as mayor. He returned to his job as a physician and researcher at National Taiwan University Hospital on Dec. 26.
Former Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲, front right) makes a V sign when joining Christmas carolers in Taipei on Dec. 23, his last working day as mayor. He returned to his job as a physician and researcher at National Taiwan University Hospital on Dec. 26.
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) announces the government
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) announces the government's plan to extend compulsory military service from four months to one year, starting in 2024, at a news conference at the Presidential Office in Taipei on Dec. 27. It was one of several reforms of Taiwan's Armed Forces she unveiled that day.

President Tsai: Extended military service to include higher pay, longer boot camp

(By Kay Liu)

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