Photojournalism of the Month: September 2014

Residents of the village of Freeman Reserve, about 30 miles north of Monrovia, Liberia, watch members of District 13 ambulance service disinfect a room as they pick up six suspected Ebola sufferers that had been quarantined on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Six months into the world's worst-ever Ebola outbreak, and the first to happen in an unprepared West Africa, the gap between what has been sent by other countries and private groups and what is desperately needed is huge. Even as countries try to marshal more resources to close the gap, those needs threaten to become much greater, and possibly even insurmountable. Jerome Delay is the Chief Photographer in Africa for AP. See more of his work on Liberia's Ebola Breakout here.AP Photo/Jerome Delay
Ukraine: Demonstration in Kiev
Demonstrators in front of the parliament building calling for the cleaning of parliament (in Ukrainian called 'iusrazia') on Sept. 16, 2014. See more of Sandro Maddalena's work here.Sandro Maddalena/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/Sipa via AP Images
A child touches the belly of an artist whose body is painted in the likeness of a tiger to perform the annual 'Pulikali' or Tiger Dance in Thrissur, in the southern Indian state of Kerala on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Pulikali is a colorful recreational folk art revolving around the theme of tiger hunting, performed to entertain people during Onam, an annual harvest festival. See more of Arun Sankar K.'s work here. AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.
Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators gather at Hong Kong's government headquarters Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, braced for a second night of confrontations with authorities after police arrested dozens during a chaotic protest against Beijing's refusal to allow genuine democratic reforms in the semiautonomous city.AP Photo/Apple Daily
A student protester is overcome by pepper spray from riot police as thousands of protesters surround the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Hong Kong police used tear gas on Sunday and warned of further measures as they tried to clear thousands of pro-democracy protesters gathered outside government headquarters in a challenge to Beijing over its decision to restrict democratic reforms for the city. Wally Santana is an AP photographer based in Taiwan. See more of his work here.AP Photo/Wally Santana
A Pro-Russian rebel looks at pieces of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 plane near village of Rozsypne in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. The Dutch team investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Eastern Ukraine says the crash was likely caused by the plane being hit by multiple "high-energy objects from outside the aircraft." The preliminary report published Tuesday by the Dutch Safety Board stopped short of saying the Boeing 777 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile, but its findings appear to point to that conclusion. More of Sergei Grit's work can be seen here.AP Photo/Sergei Grits
Angela Owens
Angela Owens, who works in the health care industry, wipes tears from her eyes as she speaks to members of the media at a protest to push fast-food chains to pay their employees at least $15 an hour outside a McDonald's restaurant in Philadelphia on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. The protest movement, which is backed financially by the Service Employees International Union and others, has gained national attention at a time when the wage gap between the poor and the rich has become a hot political issue. Matt Rourke is an AP staff photographer based in Philadelphia. See more of his work here.AP Photo/Matt Rourke
A jet aerial tanker drops its load of fire retardant on a fire near Pollack Pines, Calif. on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The fire, which started Sunday has consumed more than 3,000 acres and forced the evacuation of dozens of homes. See more of Rich Pedroncelli's work here.AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli
An Indian woman covers her child's head with her sari while hurrying through a street as it rains in New Delhi, India on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Saurabh Das is an AP staff photographer. See more of his work here.AP Photo/ Saurabh Das
Kurds from Turkey, left, and Syria break down the barbed wire at the Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that a "no-fly zone" should be created in Syria to protect part of it from attacks by Syria's air force. In his comments to reporters on his return from the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Erdogan did not specify where such a zone should be located. See more of Burhan Ozbilici's work here.AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici
Men kiss during a protest against the homophobic comments of presidential candidate Levy Fidelix, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Fidelix a minor character in Brazil's election race faced a firestorm of criticism on Monday after saying during a presidential debate that the country needs to stand up against gay people who should receive psychological help far away from the general population. The comments drew no reaction from the leading candidates during the nationally televised debate late Sunday. But online and on social media tens of thousands of people denounced Fidelix as homophobic and hateful. See more of Nelson Antoine's work here.AP Photo/Nelson Antoine
The J. Mendel Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Diane Bondareff is a freelance photographer for AP. See more of her work here.AP Photo/Diane Bondareff

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