Photograph by Corentin Fohlen
Photograph by Corentin Fohlen

The Most Compelling Photos of the Week

Each week, National Geographic publishes hundreds of powerful images online. Here are 6 pictures from the past week that stood out to our photo editors.

For over 100 years, Karnaval celebrations have been held in various cities around Haiti that showcase the country's unique creole culture. Disheartened by the constant negative news surrounding Haiti, French photographer Corentin Fohlen traveled to the town of Jacmel to photograph the creativity and spirit of a people often shown as downtrodden.

This photo was originally published this week in “Colorful Karnaval Costumes Show the Vibrant Spirit of Haiti.”

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The Aokigahara forest is about 13.5 square miles and was formed around 1,000 years ago. The ground is uneven and covered with moss.

This photo was originally published this week in “An Ethereal Forest Where Japanese Commit Suicide.”

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A tigress rests with her cub in India’s Bandhavgarh National Park in 2011.

This photo was originally published this week in “6 Nat Geo Photographers Share Their Favorite Wild Cat Moments.”

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Italian glaciologist and cave explorer Niccolò Segreto admires the sculptured walls of blue ice inside a contact cave, where the edge of the glacier meets the mountainside in Gornergrat, Zermatt, Switzerland.

This photo was originally published this week in “How to Photograph Inside a Cave.”

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The Milky Way over the Cimon della Pala in Italy.

This photo was originally published this week in “Your Epic Adventure Hiking Photos.”

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Juan Cruz Vaccarezza, 8, sits on a horse at the El Mediodía farm in Bragado, Buenos Aires province. His family has occupied this land since the end of the 19th century. Currently they have over 4,000 acres of land, which they use to produce corn and soy beans.

This photo was originally published this week in “The Unseen Cost of Agriculture in Argentina.”