The Best Photojournalism of the Week: February 24, 2012

Daytona 500 - Practice
Getty Images staff photographer Streeter Lecka captured this unusual and mesmerizing image (shot from an elevated position through a guardrail, perhaps?) of Kyle Busch’s #18 Toyota during a practice lap for NASCAR's Daytona 500.Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Vuk Radjenovic
Fans recline in comfort as the Serbian bobsled team zips by during the four-man World Championship in Lake Placid, New York. Mike Groll, who made this image, is an AP freelancer and commercial photographer based out of Buffalo, New York. Check out more of his work on his website.AP Photo/Mike Groll
Margaret Doyle
Abortion rights advocate Margaret Doyle is escorted from the Virgina General Assembly building, amid protests of a state senate committee's approval of a bill stating that human life begins at conception. The senate committee later withdrew support for the bill after facing widespread criticism nation-wide.AP Photo/Bob Brown
Associated Press photographer Thanassis Stavrakis captured a worker scrubbing graffiti from the front of a bank in Athens, as Greeks continue to recover from ongoing protests. Stavrakis has been working as a photojournalist in and around Greece since 1992. You can find more of his images of the recent conflicts in Greece on his Website.AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis
7th International Strawberry Symposium
Photographer Lintao Zhang was on the scene at the seventh-annual International Strawberry Symposium in Beijing. Also known as paradise for hungry children. Zhang is a full-time Getty Images photographer based in Beijing.Lintao Zhang/Getty Images
Associated Press staff photographer Rafiq Maqbool made this photo of India National Security Guardsmen, India's elite commando force, performing drills in Mumbai, India. Based out of Kashmir, India, Maqbool has covered a wide range of news assignments for the Associated Press, including the 2004 Bangladesh flood, the 2005 tsunami in the region, and ongoing conflict in Afghanistan. Keep up with his adventures by following his Twitter.AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool
18th FINA Visa Diving World Cup - LOCOG Test Event for London 2012: Day One
Getty Images staff photographer Clive Rose captured this underwater image during the Men's three-meter springboard synchronized diving final held in London this week. An extremely well accomplished sports photographer, Rose shoots everything from the Olympic games, to European soccer, to swimming and diving to Formula One racing. You can follow him on Twitter here.Clive Rose/Getty Images
Associated Press photographer Muzaffar Salman made this photo of a Syrian soldier flashing the “victory sign” while being tossed in the air during a pro-Syrian regime rally in Damascus. Salman, who is also based in Damascus, has been covering the unfolding conflict in Syria for the AP since it started.AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman
Associated Press photographer Juan Karita captured this image of a Bolivian man fumigating his neighborhood in Cobija, Bolivia, after a week of severe flooding and mudslides. Karita shoots a wide range of subject matter for the Associated Press and is based in South America.AP Photo/Juan Karita
A dancer from the Mocidade samba school celebrates the start of Carnival during a parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Felipe Dana, who made this image, covers everything from military conflict to UFC fighting. See more of his work on his Website, and be sure to keep up with his ventures by following him on Twitter.AP Photo/Felipe Dana
In this satellite image, a pipeline running though the rebel-held Syrian city of Homs is engulfed in flames. The besieged city has been the scene of some of the Syrian conflict's fiercest fighting, as regime forces continue to shell rebel positions there.AP Photo/DigitalGlobe
US President Barack Obama greets student
Getty Images/AFP staff photographer Saul Loeb captured this image of excited students greeting President Barack Obama during a speech at the University of Miami this week. As a White House photographer for Agence France-Presse, Loeb has a keen eye for unexpected political moments. He's also responsible for the image of President Obama firing a marshmallow cannon at the White House Science Fair featured two weeks ago.Saul Love/AFP/Getty Images

Be sure to check out our archive of past Photojournalism of the Week galleries, where you will find more great work.

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