Photojournalism of the Month: April 2014

Masked pro-Russian militants patrol in the local administration building in Mariupol, Ukraine, Saturday, April 26, 2014. Evgeniy Maloletka is a freelance photojournalist based in the Ukraine and stringing for the Associated Press.AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka
An Afghan soldier and a police man peek through a window as they queue with others to get their registration card on the last day of voter registration for the upcoming presidential elections. Anja Niedringhaus was an award-winning Associated Press staff photographer based in Afghanistan. Sadly, she was killed shortly after making this photo. You can read more about the circumstances behind her tragic death here.AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus
Electoral workers count ballots under lamplight, (due to power outages) at a polling center in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Iraqis braved the threat of bombs and other violence to vote in parliamentary elections amid a massive security operation as the country slides deeper into sectarian strife. Karim Kadim is an AP staffer based in Iraq.AP Photo/Karim Kadim
The Bundy family and their supporters fly the American flag as their cattle were released by the Bureau of Land Management back onto public land outside of Bunkerville, Nev. on April 12, 2014. Jason Bean is a staff photographer at the Las Vegas Review-Journal.AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean
An Egyptian woman openly mourns after a judge announces that 683 alleged supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president will be sentenced to death. Ahmed Gomaa is an independent photojournalist stringing for the Associated Press in Egypt.AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa
South Korean Coast Guard officers try to rescue missing passengers from a sunken ferry in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered the search for more than 280 passengers still missing a day after their ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern coast of South Korea. Ahn Young-joon is an Associated Press staff photographer based in South Korea.AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon
A painting of a Nicaragua lake is seen hanging from a wall inside a home damaged by an earthquake in Nagarote, Nicaragua, Friday, April 11, 2014. Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega declared red alert Friday after an earthquake of 6.2 magnitude on the Richter scale shook the country on Thursday and left one dead and hundreds of houses damaged. Esteban Felix is an AP staffer based in Nicaragua; he got his start as a photojournalist shooting for the El Sol and El Comercio newspapers in Peru. He joined up with the Associated Press in 2000 and has been with them since.AP Photo/Esteban Felix
Firefighters extricate the driver from the front of a school bus that crashed, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. Three of the injured, the driver and two of the children, were taken to hospitals in critical condition after the crash, Anaheim police Lt. Bob Dunn said. Kevin Warn is a freelance photographer based in Southern California. See more of his work here.AP Photo/Kevin Warn

Shawn Porter, Paulie Malignaggi

Shawn Porter, left, fights Paulie Malignaggi during the second round of their IBF Welterweight Champioship boxing match, Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Washington. Porter won with a TKO in the fourth round. Luis M. Alvarez is a freelance photographer who shoots quite a bit of sports photography for the Associated Press.AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez
A runner stretches after he crossing the finish line in the 37th Madrid Marathon in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Andres Kudacki is a stringer working for the Associated Press in Madrid. Check out more of his work here.AP Photo/Andres Kudacki
Faithful wear 3D glasses as they watch the screening of the canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II taking place at the Vatican. Pope Francis declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints on Sunday before hundreds of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square, an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. Luca Bruno is an Associated Press staffer based in central Italy.AP Photo/Luca Bruno
A school utility worker mops a mural depicting the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino High School campus in the Philippines. Bullit Marquez is the Associated Press' chief photographer for the Philippines, covering both breaking and general news. See more of his work here.AP Photo/Bullit Marquez

Our Photojournalism of the Month gallery highlights moments of exceptional documentary photography, curated from the daily output of wire photographers from around the world. Want more photojournalism? Check out our round-ups from January, February and March, as well as The Best Photojournalism of 2013.