11 Striking Photos You Missed This Week

Photographers sit in the American Legion theatre on Thursday in Mayfield, Kentucky. Multiple tornadoes struck several Midwest states late evening on Dec. 10, causing widespread destruction and multiple casualties. (Photo: Brandon Bell via Getty Images)
Photographers sit in the American Legion theatre on Thursday in Mayfield, Kentucky. Multiple tornadoes struck several Midwest states late evening on Dec. 10, causing widespread destruction and multiple casualties. (Photo: Brandon Bell via Getty Images)

With 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 this past week.

Check them out below.

American flags are seen near a damaged home on Thursday in Mayfield, Kentucky.  (Photo: Brandon Bell via Getty Images)
American flags are seen near a damaged home on Thursday in Mayfield, Kentucky. (Photo: Brandon Bell via Getty Images)
A surfer dressed as Santa Claus rides an artificial wave in a surf wave pool surrounded by Swiss Alps, in Sion, Switzerland, on Wednesday. (Photo: FABRICE COFFRINI via Getty Images)
A surfer dressed as Santa Claus rides an artificial wave in a surf wave pool surrounded by Swiss Alps, in Sion, Switzerland, on Wednesday. (Photo: FABRICE COFFRINI via Getty Images)
A pedestrian walks past Christmas and New Year's decorations at Zaryadie Park, in front of the Spasskaya tower of the Kremlin and Saint Basil's Cathedral in central Moscow on Wednesday. (Photo: YURI KADOBNOV via Getty Images)
A pedestrian walks past Christmas and New Year's decorations at Zaryadie Park, in front of the Spasskaya tower of the Kremlin and Saint Basil's Cathedral in central Moscow on Wednesday. (Photo: YURI KADOBNOV via Getty Images)
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is followed to his car by reporters after participating in a vote at the U.S. Capitol Building on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Anna Moneymaker via Getty Images)
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is followed to his car by reporters after participating in a vote at the U.S. Capitol Building on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Anna Moneymaker via Getty Images)
The Millennium Park Christmas tree is seen in a timed exposure with zoom lens Wednesday in Chicago.  (Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast via Associated Press)
The Millennium Park Christmas tree is seen in a timed exposure with zoom lens Wednesday in Chicago. (Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast via Associated Press)
Citizens visit the bronze statues of their late leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday on the 10th anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il. (Photo: Cha Song Ho via Associated Press)
Citizens visit the bronze statues of their late leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday on the 10th anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il. (Photo: Cha Song Ho via Associated Press)
Miss Alaska Emma Broyles reacts after being crowned Miss America Thursday at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. (Photo: Jessica Hill via Associated Press)
Miss Alaska Emma Broyles reacts after being crowned Miss America Thursday at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. (Photo: Jessica Hill via Associated Press)
A woman stands by the waterfront overlooking the towered skyline of Qatar's capital, Doha, on Monday. (Photo: KARIM SAHIB via Getty Images)
A woman stands by the waterfront overlooking the towered skyline of Qatar's capital, Doha, on Monday. (Photo: KARIM SAHIB via Getty Images)
Supporters of presidential candidate Gabriel Boric, of the I approve Dignity coalition, attend his closing campaign rally ahead of the presidential runoff election in in Santiago, Chile, on Thursday. (Photo: Matias Delacroix via Associated Press)
Supporters of presidential candidate Gabriel Boric, of the I approve Dignity coalition, attend his closing campaign rally ahead of the presidential runoff election in in Santiago, Chile, on Thursday. (Photo: Matias Delacroix via Associated Press)
This photo taken on Wednesday shows people visiting a book store in Foshan in China's southern Guangdong province.  (Photo: Getty Images)
This photo taken on Wednesday shows people visiting a book store in Foshan in China's southern Guangdong province. (Photo: Getty Images)

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.

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