Photos of the Week: Ferret Racing, Ice Castles, Sauna Marathon (35 photos)

This post is by Pierre-Louis Ferrer from The Atlantic Photo

Scenes from the World Aquatics Championships in Qatar, new lava flows in southwestern Iceland, a freestyle skiing competition in Utah, the one-year-anniversary of a deadly earthquake in Turkey, a Carnival gala on Tenerife, preparations for the Chinese New Year in Beijing, and much more

An old gold-colored statue of a head with a tall hat sits on snow-covered ground with mountains in the background.
A snow-covered view of one of many ancient statues at a 2,000-year-old mausoleum on the summit of Mount Nemrut, part of a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Kahta district of Adıyaman, Turkey, seen on February 2, 2024.

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