Photojournalism of the Month: February 2014

United States' Sage Kotsenburg celebrates after winning the men's snowboard slopestyle final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics. His medal was the USA's first gold at Sochi. Andy Wong is an AP staff photographer. When not covering the Olympics, he is ordinarily based in Beijing, China.AP Photo/Andy Wong
Monuments to Kiev's founders burn as anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Kiev's Independence Square, the epicenter of the country's current unrest. Thousands of police armed with stun grenades and water cannons attacked the large opposition camp in Ukraine's capital on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014. Efrem Lukatsky is an AP staffer covering the conflict in the Ukraine. See more of his mages on his Website.AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky
An anti-government protester is engulfed in flames while running from the scene of clashes with riot police outside of Ukraine's parliament in Kiev, on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky
Gold medal winner Mikaela Shiffrin skis past a gate in the women's slalom at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Charles Krupa is an AP staffer, follow him on Twitter here.AP Photo/Charles Krupa
People sing the Ukrainian national anthem at Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Marko Drobnjakovic is an AP staffer. See more of his work here.AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic
Members of the Seattle Seahawks huddle before the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.. Julio Cortez is one of two staff photographer for the Associated Press covering the state of New Jersey. You can follow him on Twitter here.AP Photo/Julio Cortez
Canada goaltender Carey Price is swarmed by teammates as they celebrate winning the men's gold medal ice hockey game against Sweden at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Phillips is a veteran sports photographer for the Associated Press. He has covered 15 Super Bowls, 14 Masters Tournaments, nine Olympics and six World Series since joining the AP in 1994. His skills extend beyond sports: During the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he logged over 100 hours in a helicopter, covering the flooding from the sky.AP Photo/David J. Phillip
Anti-government demonstrators take cover from a police water cannon in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. The start of a weeklong string of holidays leading up to the March 5 anniversary of former President Hugo Chavez's death has not completely pulled demonstrators from the streets as the government apparently hoped. President Nicolas Maduro announced this week that he was adding Thursday and Friday to the already scheduled long Carnival weekend that includes Monday and Tuesday off, and many people interpreted it as an attempt to calm tensions. Rodrigo Abd has been a staff photographer with the Associated Press since 2003. See more of his work on his Website.AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd
People walk over a beached Sperm Whale at Henne Strand, North of Esbjerg on the Danish West Coast, Denmark. Christer Holte is an AP staffer. See more of his work here.Ap Photo/Christer Holte
A Jammu and Kashmir government employee shouts slogans from a police van after being detained during a protest in Srinagar, India, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Indian police detained dozens of government employees seeking an increase in salaries among other demands. Dar Yasin is a staff photographer for the AP based in India.AP Photo/Dar Yasin
Russia's gold medal winner Alexander Legkov, Russia's bronze medal winner Ilia Chernousov and Russia's silver medal winner Maxim Vylegzhanin, from right, rest in the finish area after the men's 50K cross-country race at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Matthias Schrader is a staff photographer for the Associated Press. He joined the agency in 2008, before that he was a photographer at the Deutsche Presse Agentur in Germany.AP Photo/Matthias Schrader
Riot police officers take positions outside Kiev's Independence Square, the epicenter of the country's current unrest, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. Emilio Morenatti is no stranger to covering violence. In 2010, he was badly injured by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan while shooting for the Associated Press. He ultimately lost his left foot due to the injuries, now back in action making great work. See more of his photos on the NYT's Lens Blog.AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti

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