With the never-stopping news cycle, it’s easy to miss great images that fly under the radar. We’ve got you covered.

We’re highlighting exceptional photos from around the world for the week of Jan. 11 to 17. Check them out below.

ABOVE: The sails of the Sydney Opera House are lighted Saturday with images to show support for the communities affected by the bushfires and to express gratitude to firefighters and volunteers.

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Katharina Putzer of Italy competes in the Women’s Singles Competition second run in luge Friday as fans pose for a photograph at the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympics at St. Moritz Olympia Bob Run in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Bilal Hussein/Associated Press

An anti-government demonstrator jumps on tires that were set on fire to block a main highway as he holds a national flag Tuesday at a protest in the town of Jal el-Dib, north of Beirut, Lebanon.

JOHANNES EISELE via Getty Images

Participants in the 19th Annual “No Pants Subway Ride” travel Sunday in New York. The annual event started in 2002 by Improv Everywhere in New York with the goal of getting subway riders to dress in normal winter clothes without pants while keeping a straight face.

TED ALJIBE via Getty Images

A worker hoses down plants covered with mud and ash Monday after Taal volcano erupted in Talisay town, Batangas province, south of Manila.

Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Men dressed as “Chlaeuse,” figures that scare away evil spirits, wear illuminated hats and carry round bells and cowbells Tuesday during the traditional “Sylvesterchlausen” near the northeastern village of Urnaesch, Switzerland.

Mike Ehrmann via Getty Images

Louisiana State Tigers cheerleaders celebrate the team’s 42-25 win Tuesday over the Clemson Tigers in the College Football Playoff National Championship at Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

YURI KADOBNOV via Getty Images

A man pulls a child on a sled through a snow-covered landscape Sunday at Kolomenskoye Park in Moscow.

FRANCK FIFE via Getty Images

Toyota’s driver Ronan Chabot competes during Stage 9 of the Dakar 2020 between Wadi Al Dawasir and Haradh, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday.

Amit Dave/Reuters

Workers of Torrent Power Ltd. remove kites and thread tangled in electric power cables Thursday after the end of the kite-flying season in Ahmedabad, India.


A newborn rhino with his mother stands in their enclosure Friday at the Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, the Netherlands. It is the 11th broad-lip rhino from the breeding program at the Arnhem zoo.

NHAC NGUYEN via Getty Images

A Vietnamese farmer plants paddy crops Sunday on a terraced field in Vietnam’s northern agricultural province of Yen Bai.

Susana Vera / Reuters

A priest whispers to a dog after blessing it Friday on the day of Spain’s patron saint of animals, St. Anthony, outside San Anton Church in Madrid.

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