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Dec 04, 2018 01:54 PM IST | Economy

Images of 2018: The world in constant motion

A human tide of would-be Americans, rolling toward the border. American rockets streaking across the darkness over Damascus. Students fleeing a gunman at a Florida high school, their hands raised in the air.

Associated Press photographers were there to record a world in constant motion in 2018. Some of it was huge, and destructive — lava pouring from a Filipino volcano, the wildfires that raced across California. Some of it was human scaled, but no less epic — disgraced comedian Bill Cosby being led in handcuffs from a Pennsylvania correctional facility; a malnourished boy in a hospital in war torn Yemen.

But the AP was also there when the world stopped, at least for a moment. US President Donald Trump's historical meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Dressed entirely in red, the Queen of Soul rests in her coffin. And women drove on the street of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for the first time.

Cindy McCain, wife of Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., rests her head on his casket during a memorial service at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix on August 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Cindy McCain, wife of Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., rests her head on his casket during a memorial service at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix on August 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after their wedding ceremony in Windsor, England, near London, on May 19, 2018. (Ben Birchhall/pool photo via AP)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after their wedding ceremony in Windsor, England, near London, on May 19, 2018. (Ben Birchhall/pool photo via AP)
Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, wave as she holds their newborn son outside St. Mary's Hospital in London on April 23, 2018. The baby boy is the third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, wave as she holds their newborn son outside St. Mary's Hospital in London on April 23, 2018. The baby boy is the third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Students who walked out of school to protest gun violence participate in a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington on March 14, 2018. The protest was in response to the massacre of 17 people at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Students who walked out of school to protest gun violence participate in a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington on March 14, 2018. The protest was in response to the massacre of 17 people at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Relatives of passengers on the crashed Lion Air jet check personal belongings retrieved from the waters where the airplane is believed to have crashed, at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, on October 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
Relatives of passengers on the crashed Lion Air jet check personal belongings retrieved from the waters where the airplane is believed to have crashed, at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, on October 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
Fred Guttenberg, left, the father of Jamie Guttenberg, who was killed in the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, attempts to shake hands with Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, as he leaves for a lunch break during his appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on September 4, 2018. Kavanaugh did not shake his hand. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Fred Guttenberg, left, the father of Jamie Guttenberg, who was killed in the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, attempts to shake hands with Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, as he leaves for a lunch break during his appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on September 4, 2018. Kavanaugh did not shake his hand. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
US President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands at the beginning of a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
US President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands at the beginning of a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Palestinian women hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel on May 4, 2018. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
Palestinian women hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel on May 4, 2018. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
A man from Honduras walks along the top of the border structure separating Mexico and the United States on November 14, 2018, in Tijuana, Mexico. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
A man from Honduras walks along the top of the border structure separating Mexico and the United States on November 14, 2018, in Tijuana, Mexico. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
A Syrian soldier films the wreckage of the Syrian Scientific Research Center, which was attacked by US, British and French military strikes to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack against civilians, in the Damascus suburb of Barzeh, Syria, on April 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
A Syrian soldier films the wreckage of the Syrian Scientific Research Center, which was attacked by US, British and French military strikes to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack against civilians, in the Damascus suburb of Barzeh, Syria, on April 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Surface to air missile fire lights up the sky over Damascus at the US launches an attack on Syria early on April 14, 2018. US President Donald Trump ordered the airstrikes in retaliation for Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Surface to air missile fire lights up the sky over Damascus at the US launches an attack on Syria early on April 14, 2018. US President Donald Trump ordered the airstrikes in retaliation for Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in cross the military demarcation line at the border village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone on April 27, 2018. (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in cross the military demarcation line at the border village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone on April 27, 2018. (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP)
Former Presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston for the funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush on April 21, 2018. Seated in the front row, from left, are former first lady Hillary Clinton, former President Bill Clinton, former first lady Michelle Obama, former President Barack Obama and first lady Melania Trump. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Former Presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston for the funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush on April 21, 2018. Seated in the front row, from left, are former first lady Hillary Clinton, former President Bill Clinton, former first lady Michelle Obama, former President Barack Obama and first lady Melania Trump. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Hessah al-Ajaji drives her car down busy Tahlia Street after midnight for the first time in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh on June 24, 2018, just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Hessah al-Ajaji drives her car down busy Tahlia Street after midnight for the first time in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh on June 24, 2018, just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
US President Donald Trump shows a chart highlighting arms sales to Saudi Arabia during a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on March 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
US President Donald Trump shows a chart highlighting arms sales to Saudi Arabia during a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on March 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Embers fly above a firefighter hustling to control a backfire as the Delta Fire burns in the California's Shasta-Trinity National Forest on September 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Embers fly above a firefighter hustling to control a backfire as the Delta Fire burns in the California's Shasta-Trinity National Forest on September 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
A group of Central American migrants bound for the US border wade together across the Suchiate River, which connects Guatemala and Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, on October 29, 2018. An earlier group was able to cross the river on rafts — an option now blocked by Mexican Navy river and shore patrols. (AP Photo/Santiago Billy)
A group of Central American migrants bound for the US border wade together across the Suchiate River, which connects Guatemala and Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, on October 29, 2018. An earlier group was able to cross the river on rafts — an option now blocked by Mexican Navy river and shore patrols. (AP Photo/Santiago Billy)
Bill Cosby is escorted out of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Eagleville, Pennsylvania, on September 25, 2018, following his sentencing to a three-to-10-year prison sentence for sexual assault. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Bill Cosby is escorted out of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Eagleville, Pennsylvania, on September 25, 2018, following his sentencing to a three-to-10-year prison sentence for sexual assault. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
A security guard passes a document to a colleague outside Saudi Arabia's Consulate in Istanbul on October 15, 2018, nearly two weeks after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed at the consulate. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
A security guard passes a document to a colleague outside Saudi Arabia's Consulate in Istanbul on October 15, 2018, nearly two weeks after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed at the consulate. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
Aretha Franklin lies in her casket at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit during a public visitation on August 28, 2018. Franklin died on August 16 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, Pool)
Aretha Franklin lies in her casket at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit during a public visitation on August 28, 2018. Franklin died on August 16 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, Pool)
A body is covered in volcanic ash spewed by the Volcan de Fuego, or
A body is covered in volcanic ash spewed by the Volcan de Fuego, or "Volcano of Fire," in Escuintla, Guatemala, on June 4, 2018. The fiery volcanic eruption in south-central Guatemala sent lava flowing into rural communities, killing dozens as rescuers struggled to reach people where homes and roads were charred and blanketed with ash. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)
Mourners pay their respects at the coffin of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the Accra International Conference Center in Ghana on September 11, 2018. Annan died in Switzerland at age 80. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Mourners pay their respects at the coffin of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the Accra International Conference Center in Ghana on September 11, 2018. Annan died in Switzerland at age 80. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
A plane drops fire retardant behind homes along McVicker Canyon Park Road in Lake Elsinore, California, as the Holy Fire burned near homes on August 8, 2018. (Mark Rightmire/The Orange County Register via AP)
A plane drops fire retardant behind homes along McVicker Canyon Park Road in Lake Elsinore, California, as the Holy Fire burned near homes on August 8, 2018. (Mark Rightmire/The Orange County Register via AP)
Philippine National Police officers and employees react as their tent is toppled by the downwash of a hovering police helicopter performing a salute during the 117th Philippine National Police Service anniversary at Camp Crame in Quezon City, a suburb of Manila, on August 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Philippine National Police officers and employees react as their tent is toppled by the downwash of a hovering police helicopter performing a salute during the 117th Philippine National Police Service anniversary at Camp Crame in Quezon City, a suburb of Manila, on August 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
People on the US side of the border wave at those on the Mexico side, at the border structure in San Diego on November 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
People on the US side of the border wave at those on the Mexico side, at the border structure in San Diego on November 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Lava flows down the slopes of the Mayon volcano in the Philippines, seen from Legazpi city, 340 kilometers (210 miles) southeast of Manila, on January 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Dan Amaranto)
Lava flows down the slopes of the Mayon volcano in the Philippines, seen from Legazpi city, 340 kilometers (210 miles) southeast of Manila, on January 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Dan Amaranto)
Harvey Weinstein, center, enters State Supreme Court in New York on October 11, 2018. A year earlier, Weinstein was a catalyst in launching the #MeToo movement, which took off in October 2017 after reports in The New Yorker and The New York Times detailed multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Harvey Weinstein, center, enters State Supreme Court in New York on October 11, 2018. A year earlier, Weinstein was a catalyst in launching the #MeToo movement, which took off in October 2017 after reports in The New Yorker and The New York Times detailed multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Police charge against protesters during a demonstration by Committees for the Defense of the Republic in Barcelona, Spain, on November 10, 2018. The grassroots group organises protests in Catalonia to press for their demand for independence. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Police charge against protesters during a demonstration by Committees for the Defense of the Republic in Barcelona, Spain, on November 10, 2018. The grassroots group organises protests in Catalonia to press for their demand for independence. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
A severely malnourished boy rests on a hospital bed at the Aslam Health Center, in Hajjah, Yemen, on October 1, 2018. Malnutrition, cholera, and other epidemic diseases have ravaged through displaced and impoverished communities in Yemen, threatening to worsen the world's largest humanitarian crisis. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
A severely malnourished boy rests on a hospital bed at the Aslam Health Center, in Hajjah, Yemen, on October 1, 2018. Malnutrition, cholera, and other epidemic diseases have ravaged through displaced and impoverished communities in Yemen, threatening to worsen the world's largest humanitarian crisis. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
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