By ZEKE MILLER and COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is delivering his first State of the Union address at a precipitous moment for the nation.

In excerpts released in advance, he declares that dictators such as Russian President Vladimir Putin must "pay a price" or dangers to the U.S. and the world will only grow.

In the Tuesday night speech, Biden is aiming to lead the country out of the pandemic and reboot his stalled domestic agenda as well as confront Russia's aggression.

The speech has taken on new significance with last week's Russian invasion of Ukraine and nuclear saber-rattling by Putin.

Ukraine and the World's Response to Russia's Attack - February 24, 2022 to Present

The following images help document Russia's invasion of Urkaine, and the world's response. The reader is STRONGLY CAUTIONED that this gallery CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES, some of which include IMAGES OF DEATH. As of March 5, 2022 the gallery includes images that are not suitable for all readers. The reader is cautioned not to view this gallery without discretion.

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