11 Striking Photos You Missed This Week

A runner who took part in the world's coldest marathon — at negative 63 degrees Farenheit — in Russia last weekend. Sixty-five runners from around the world started the run in Oymyakon, Yakutia's Pole of Cold.  (Photo: Ivan Nikiforov/AP)
A runner who took part in the world's coldest marathon — at negative 63 degrees Farenheit — in Russia last weekend. Sixty-five runners from around the world started the run in Oymyakon, Yakutia's Pole of Cold. (Photo: Ivan Nikiforov/AP)

With the ever-changing news cycle, it’s easy to miss captivating images that fly under the radar. Fortunately, we have you covered.

We’re highlighting exceptional photos from around the world this past week.

Check them out below.

Lightning bolts strike near the Uruguayan Yacht Club during a thunderstorm in Montevideo on Saturday.  (Photo: MARIANA SUAREZ / Getty Images)
Lightning bolts strike near the Uruguayan Yacht Club during a thunderstorm in Montevideo on Saturday. (Photo: MARIANA SUAREZ / Getty Images)
Raccoon Fritzi plays with water at the home of veterinarian Mathilde Laininger in Berlin, Germany, on Thursday. Laininger cares for four raccoons that can no longer be released into the wild. Fritzi has an Instagram account with 10,000 followers. (Photo: Hannibal Hanschke / Reuters)
Raccoon Fritzi plays with water at the home of veterinarian Mathilde Laininger in Berlin, Germany, on Thursday. Laininger cares for four raccoons that can no longer be released into the wild. Fritzi has an Instagram account with 10,000 followers. (Photo: Hannibal Hanschke / Reuters)
Sweat drips from Rafael Nadal during his Men's Singles Quarterfinals match against Denis Shapovalov at the 2022 Australian Open on Tuesday. (Photo: Mark Metcalfe / Getty Images)
Sweat drips from Rafael Nadal during his Men's Singles Quarterfinals match against Denis Shapovalov at the 2022 Australian Open on Tuesday. (Photo: Mark Metcalfe / Getty Images)
Scott Spencer holds colorful flares on Thursday as he and a group of United States men's national soccer team supporters march ahead of a FIFA World Cup qualifying soccer match against El Salvador in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo: Julio Cortez / AP)
Scott Spencer holds colorful flares on Thursday as he and a group of United States men's national soccer team supporters march ahead of a FIFA World Cup qualifying soccer match against El Salvador in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo: Julio Cortez / AP)
A bronze sculpture honoring former Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna Bryant, and others who died in a 2020 helicopter crash is displayed at the crash site in Calabasas, California, on Wednesday. (Photo: Ringo H.W. Chiu / AP)
A bronze sculpture honoring former Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna Bryant, and others who died in a 2020 helicopter crash is displayed at the crash site in Calabasas, California, on Wednesday. (Photo: Ringo H.W. Chiu / AP)
Mariana, 52, a marketing researcher who for the past two years has been a volunteer in a Kyiv Territorial Defence unit, trains on Saturday. Across Ukraine, thousands of civilians are participating in such groups to receive basic combat training. (Photo: Sean Gallup / Getty Images)
Mariana, 52, a marketing researcher who for the past two years has been a volunteer in a Kyiv Territorial Defence unit, trains on Saturday. Across Ukraine, thousands of civilians are participating in such groups to receive basic combat training. (Photo: Sean Gallup / Getty Images)
A wild macaw eats peanuts on the edge of an apartment balcony in Caracas, Venezuela, on Thursday. Macaws regularly land on the balconies and window sills for food placed for them by residents. (Photo: Matias Delacroix / AP)
A wild macaw eats peanuts on the edge of an apartment balcony in Caracas, Venezuela, on Thursday. Macaws regularly land on the balconies and window sills for food placed for them by residents. (Photo: Matias Delacroix / AP)
Bing Dwen Dwen, an inflated mascot of the 2022 Winter Olympics, tries to squeeze through the door of the main media center at at the games on Monday.  (Photo: Jae C. Hong / AP)
Bing Dwen Dwen, an inflated mascot of the 2022 Winter Olympics, tries to squeeze through the door of the main media center at at the games on Monday. (Photo: Jae C. Hong / AP)
Palestinians enjoy the snow next to the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem Old city on Thursday. A rare snowfall hit parts of Israel and the West Bank, closing schools and businesses.  (Photo: Mahmoud Illean / AP)
Palestinians enjoy the snow next to the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem Old city on Thursday. A rare snowfall hit parts of Israel and the West Bank, closing schools and businesses. (Photo: Mahmoud Illean / AP)
This photo taken on Monday shows panda cubs playing with festive decorations at the Shenshuping breeding base of Wolong National Nature Reserve in Wenchuan, China, ahead of the Lunar New Year. (Photo: Getty Images)
This photo taken on Monday shows panda cubs playing with festive decorations at the Shenshuping breeding base of Wolong National Nature Reserve in Wenchuan, China, ahead of the Lunar New Year. (Photo: Getty Images)

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.

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