Lil’ baby Galápagos. Image: Tropiquarium
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22 Striking Photos You Missed This Week    

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

Featured Photo: A Galapagos giant tortoise is seen next to its baby — a rare albino — at the Tropiquarium in Servion, Switzerland, on Friday, June 3. “We had the surprise of a baby albino among our baby Galapagos giant tortoises, a phenomenon that had never been seen in zoos or in the wild,” the zoo said on Facebook.

The Tropiquarium in Switzerland, a public zoo, has revealed a rare albino Galápagos giant tortoise. It’s one of two Galápagos giant tortoises born at the zoo last month. Image: Tropiquarium

Harini Logan gets a kiss from her mother as she celebrates winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday, June 2. History was made when the 14-year-old won the competition’s first-ever spell-off, a format that tested the contestants on how many words they could correctly spell within 90 seconds. The San Antonio native received a trophy and a check for $50,000. Alex Brandon/AP

Falconer Laura looks into the eyes of Hugo, a Eurasian eagle-owl, at a hunting fair in Dortmund, Germany, on Wednesday. Martin Meissner/AP

Miguel Cerrillo cries while testifying during a congressional hearing on gun violence Wednesday, June 8, in Washington, DC. “Today I come because I could have lost my baby girl,” he said. His daughter, Miah Cerrillo, is one of the survivors of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. During the hearing, she described how she smeared herself with her friend’s blood and pretended to be dead while 19 of her classmates and two of her teachers were killed. Andrew Harnik/Pool/AP

An image of a makeshift noose and gallows, seen on the Capitol grounds on January 6, 2021, is shown by a House select committee during its prime-time hearing on Thursday, June 9. The panel’s presentation showed a now-infamous clip of Donald Trump supporters chanting, “Hang Mike Pence.” The former President had criticized the vice president for announcing that he would not overturn the results of the 2020 election. J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Intern Roderick Emley takes calls as Kodak the bear is brought in to decorate the Capitol Hill office of US Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters

A 19-year-old partially blind tiger named Rambo looks out from a cage on Tuesday, June 7, after being rescued from a zoo in Phuket, Thailand, that had gone bankrupt. Jorge Silva/Reuters

The White House is illuminated with orange lights in honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day on Friday. Alex Brandon/AP

Jordan Costa, Giffords community violence initiative project manager, walks through a field of flowers representing deaths from gun violence at the Giffords Gun Violence Memorial in front of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. Nathan Howard / Getty

NASA’s Artemis rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard leaves the Vehicle Assembly Building, moving slowly to pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, While at the pad the rocket and Orion spacecraft will undergo tests to verify systems and practice countdown procedures. John Raoux / AP

A man washes a horse in a river on the first day of the annual Appleby Horse Fair, in the town of Appleby-in-Westmorland, England. Oli Scarff / AFP / Getty

A girl walks down a hill as a boy runs behind during sunset in the Catia neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela. Matias Delacroix / AP

A technician drives “Spot,” a quadruped robot developed by Boston Robotics, while it inspects a tunnel during a presentation to the media at the Archaeological Park of Pompeii, near Naples, Italy. Andreas Solaro / AFP / Getty

Colourful butterflies fly around a tourist as around 150 million caterpillars begin to emerge from their cocoons in the Butterfly Valley in Jinping Miao, Yao and Dai Autonomous County, Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China. Liu Ranyang / China News Service / Getty

People take photos of the “Pillar of Shame” at the 33rd anniversary of Beijing’s Tiananmen crackdown in Taipei, Taiwan, on June 4, 2022.Ann Wang / Reuters

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