During the ever-changing news cycle, it’s easy to miss captivating images that fly under the radar. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered.
We’re highlighting exceptional photos from around the world.
Young athletes gather for their own version of the Olympic Games at a camp for displaced Syrians, in the north-western town of Fuaa. OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP
Discarded corn husks being burnt in a pile. Residents of the settlement were killed or left destitute in November 2020 when a mudslide triggered by Hurricane Eta buried their town, Queja. Photograph: Rodrigo Abd/AP
A woman sleeps in her car on the beach as a wildfire rages in the village of Pefki on Evia island. A multinational force of nearly 900 firefighters were at the scene in a desperate effort to stop the conflagration enveloping the northern town of Istiaia. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Image
People walk in a flooded St. Mark’s Square during an exceptional high water in Venice, Italy, on August 8, 2021. Manuel Silvestri / Reuters
Children play and cool off in a waterfall at the Yards Park as temperatures reached 97 degrees Fahrenheit in Washington, D.C. Win McNamee / Getty
A deer wanders in heavy smoke in front of a row of burned cars during the Dixie fire in Greenville, California, on August 6, 2021. Josh Edelson / AFP / Getty
A drone photo shows fire-hit areas after the forest fires in Marmaris district of Mugla, Turkey, on August 11, 2021. Omer Urer / Anadolu Agency / Getty
A dog with burned paws sleeps at a makeshift shelter following a wildfire north of Athens, Greece. Louiza Vradi / Reuters
Rubber ducks float in the Chicago river during the Chicago Ducky Derby on August 5, 2021, in Chicago, Illinois. Derby organizers dropped 70,000 rubber ducks into the river to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois. Donors sponsored ducks in the derby for $5 each. The sponsor of the first duck to cross the finish line won a new SUV. Scott Olson / Getty
Storm clouds pass over One World Trade Center ahead of the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in Manhattan, New York City, New York, on August 10, 2021. Andrew Kelly / Reuters
A four-year-old child from Honduras disembarks from an inflatable raft after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico. Photograph: Go Nakamura/Reuters
The host of the city’s flower festival waits backstage to make her presentation. Photograph: Joaquín Sarmiento/AFP/Getty Images
A view shows houses destroyed following a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Les Cayes, Haiti. REUTERS/Ralph Tedy Erol
U.S. President Joe Biden is seen during a meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris, their security team and senior officials to obtain updates on the ongoing security situation in Kabul, Afghanistan. Twitter @WhiteHouse