Photojournalism of the Month: October 2014

A man is cuffed by police and taken from the confrontation of pro-democracy student protesters and angry local residents in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. Pushing and yelling, hundreds of Hong Kong residents tried to force pro-democracy activists from the streets they were occupying Friday as tensions rose in the weeklong protests that have shut down parts of the city. Wally Santana is an AP photographer based in Taipei, Taiwan. See more of his work here.AP Photo/Wally Santana
Palestinians burn tires during clashes with Israeli security forces after the funeral of Palestinian-American, Orwah Hammad, 14, who was shot dead during clashes with Israeli army soldiers, at the entrance of Hammad's home village of Silwad, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Hammad is the second Palestinian teen to be killed by Israeli army fire in ten days. See more of Majdi Mohammed's work here.AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed

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A Palestinian man stands on the balcony of his destroyed house as he waits for the visit of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah to Gaza's neighborhood of Shijaeyih, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. Members of the new Palestinian unity government assembled in Gaza for their first Cabinet session in the war-battered territory—a largely symbolic meeting meant to mark the end of absolute Hamas control of the coastal strip. Khalil Hamra has worked with AP since 2002. He was awarded the Overseas Press Club of America Robert Capa Gold Medal in 2010. See more of his work here.AP Photo/Khalil Hamra
Pigeon Forge City firefighter Pete Griffioen, wearing a protective suit, walks in front of a projection of the Ebola virus during a training slideshow at the fire department in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Earlier in the month, the Tennessee Hospital Association, Tennessee Medical Association and Tennessee Nurses Association issued a joint statement saying they're on heightened awareness for anyone showing up in their emergency rooms and physicians' offices who exhibit symptoms similar to the Ebola virus. Curt Habraken is a photographer for Tennessee's The Mountain Press. See more work here.AP Photo/The Mountain Press, Curt Habraken
Malaysian ethnic Chinese walk barefoot over burning coals on the final day of the Nine Emperor Gods festival at a temple in Ampang, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. The men have abstained from meat for the past nine days in order to purify their bodies in preparation for this ritual, in which women are barred from participating.AP Photo
A camel herder stands beside resting camels at the annual cattle fair in Pushkar in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Pushkar, located on the banks of Pushkar Lake, is a popular Hindu pilgrimage spot that is also frequented by foreign tourists who come to the town for the annual cattle fair and camel races. Deepak Sharma is an AP photographer based in Rajasthan, India. See more of his work here.AP Photo/Deepak Sharma
A TV camera light illuminates a family as they prepare to leave a hilltop on the Turkey Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, from where they watched fighting across the border in the Syrian town of Kobani, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. Vadim Ghirda is a photographer for AP. See more of his work here.AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda
Bishops attend the beatification ceremony of Pope Paul VI, and a mass for the closing of of a two-week synod on family issues, celebrated by Pope Francis, in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. See more of Medichini's work here.AP Photo/Andrew Medichini
An electoral worker sits with Ukrainian soldier Oleg Sukharev, 23, who was badly wounded during fighting near Lutugino in the Luhansk region, before he casts his vote for the parliamentary elections from the bed of the military hospital where he is recovering from his wounds in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Voters in Ukraine headed to the polls to elect a new parliament, overhauling a legislature tainted by its association with ousted President Viktor Yanukovych. Emilio Morenatti is AP's chief photographer in Spain and Portugal. See more of his work here.AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti
Health workers collect samples from a body suspected to have died from the Ebola virus as it lies on the street covered in leaves in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Burial teams in Sierra Leone abandoned the bodies of Ebola victims in the capital after going on strike this week, though an official claimed Wednesday the situation had been resolved. Tanya Bindra is a freelance photojournalist based between West Africa and India. See more of her work here.AP Photo/Tanya Bindra

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Steve Ward and Donna Workman add pumpkins to a display as work on Ric Griffith's Pumpkin House continues on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Kenova, W. Va. Sholten Singer is a photojournalist at The Herald-Dispatch in Huntington, W. Va.AP Photo/The Herald-Dispatch, Sholten Singer
Greenpeace protestors wear masks of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto as they demonstrate in front of the National Palace in Mexico City on Oct. 23, 2014. Protestors accused the Mexican president of allowing unprecedented environmental destruction, including deforestation and pollution by oil and other toxic substances. They called for an end to impunity for polluters and the creation of more comprehensive laws to protect Mexico's natural resources. Rebecca Blackwell has been an AP Photographer since 2007, first working in Wet Africa and since 2014 working in Mexico City. See more of her work here.AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell

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 July, August and September, as well as The Best Photojournalism of 2013.