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

We’re highlighting exceptional photos from around the world for the week of Aug. 15-21. Check them out below.

Above: Flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires spread in unincorporated Napa County, California, on Tuesday. The blaze destroyed homes near Lake Berryessa. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of wildfires sparked by lightning during a statewide heatwave. Credit: Noah Berger/Associated Press

John Locher/Associated Press

Michael Major rides his bike at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center thermometer Monday in Death Valley National Park, California. The thermometer is not official but is a popular photo spot. Death Valley recorded a scorching 130 degrees Sunday, which, if the sensors and other conditions check out, would be the hottest Earth has been in more than 89 years and the third-warmest ever measured.

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, celebrate after he accepts the party’s nomination on the final night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, held virtually on Thursday.

Adrees Latif/reuters

U.S. Postal Service employee Brandis Neal sports earrings that say, “We can do it!” while delivering mail Tuesday in Houston.

ARMEND NIMANI via Getty Images

A brown bears cools off in a pool at a bear sanctuary near the village of Mramor in Kosovo on Tuesday.

Noah Berger/Associated Press

Lightning forks over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as a storm passes over Oakland on Sunday.

CARL DE SOUZA via Getty Images

A member of the Kayapo tribe walks down the BR163 highway during a protest Monday outside Novo Progresso in Para state, Brazil. Indigenous protesters blocked a major transamazonian highway to protest the lack of governmental support during the COVID-19 pandemic and illegal deforestation in and around their territories.

Lintao Zhang via Getty Images

A passenger wears a protective mask to guard against the spread of the coronavirus as he waits to board a high-speed train Wednesday in Shanghai.

Alejandro Garcia/Reuters

Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates Sunday on the podium with second-place Red Bull’s Max Verstappen of the Netherlands, left, and third-place Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas of Finland during the Formula One Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona.

David W Cerny/Reuters

A large historical white-and-red flag of Belarus is held high as demonstrators in Prague, Czech Republic, form a heart during a protest Sunday against the results of the Belarusian presidential election.

Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press

Bathers relax Wednesday under umbrellas on a beach on Gran Canaria island, Spain.

Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP

A slightly injured cow is flown by helicopter Tuesday from the Klausen Pass due to its unfitness for the cattle drive (Almabtrieb). On the Bodenfahrt, about 1,000 cows move to the lower Alps in Switzerland.

Victoria Jones/Associated Press

Four passengers ride a hot tub boat sailing Tuesday on the Thames at Canary Wharf in London.

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