Photojournalism of the Week: April 20, 2012

Pakistani boys who make a living by collecting and selling recyclable goods take advantage of a broken water pipe on the outskirts of Islamabad, after a long day of work. Muhammed Muheisen is the Chief Associated Press photographer for Pakistan; he is only 30-years-old. He was a part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team of AP photographers who took first place in breaking news photography in 2005. You can check out more of his work on his Light Stalkers page. The Lens Blog also has an excellent gallery of his images.AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen
An Iraqi boy inspects a car destroyed in
An Iraqi boy examines a destroyed vehicle in Baghdad's Haifa Street, the result of a car bomb. Ahmad Al-Rubaye is an AFP staff photographer based in Baghdad. You can see more of his work covering daily life in Iraq on his Flickr page as well as on AFP's portfolio site.Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images
Herecomesthetruth ridden by Tom Cannon jumps the fourth last fence in the Topham Steeple Chase on the second day of the Grand National meeting at Aintree
Herecomesthetruth, ridden by Tom Cannon, jumps a fence in the Topham Steeple Chase in Aintree, northern England. Russell Cheyne covers a wide range of international sports including soccer, boxing, horse racing, and skiing. The former Chief Sports Photographer for the Daily Telegraph, he now works mainly for corporate clients while filing for Reuters. Check out more of his work on his website.Russell Cheyne/Reuters
An Iraqi policeman runs his metal detector over the coffin of Hussein Ahmed at a checkpoint in the city of Najaf, as the body arrives for burial. In recent days, morning bombings have increased across several Iraqi cities. Alaa al-Marjan is a Baghdad-based photographer working for the Associated Press.AP Photo/Alaa al-Marjan
Chinese farmer She Ping gets covered wit
Chinese honeybee farmer She Ping covers himself with bees at his farm in China’s Southwest Chongqing municipality in a world-record-breaking attempt. Ping, with the help of an apprentice, successfully covered himself in 33.1 kilograms or about 331,000 bees. The previous world record was 26.8 kilograms of bees.STR/AFP/Getty Images
An Afghan policeman takes position at the site of an attack in Kabul
An Afghan policeman takes position at the site of an attack in Kabul. Insurgents fired a rocket-propelled grenade into a house used by British diplomats in the center of the city. Omar Sobhani is Reuters staff photographer based in Iraq, and is no stranger to documenting violence.Omar Sobhani/Reuters
Parliament employees raise flag atop the parliament in Athens
Greek parliament employees replace a torn flag atop the parliament building in Athens' Syntagma Square. Yannis Behrakis was previously Reuters' chief photographer for the Israeli and Palestinian territories, before moving to Greece in 2010 to cover the financial crisis. He has been with Reuters since 1987. In 2000, he was wounded while on assignment in Sierra Leone in an ambush. He claims the only reason he was able to get away from the attackers and survive was thanks to "hostile-environment training" he had done five years earlier. You can keep up with his assignments by following his Reuters blog.Yannis Behrakis/Reuters
A labourer drinks water while harvesting wheat crop at a field in Jhanpur village
A laborer takes a break to drink some water while harvesting a wheat crop in the Indian village of Jhanpur. Ajay Verma is a freelance photographer, working out of Delhi for Reuters.Ajay Verma/Reuters
A Bangladeshi boy works at an aluminium
A boy poses in an aluminum pot-making factory, where he works, in Dhanka, Bangladesh. UNICEF estimates that somewhere around 6.3 million children under 14 are currently working in Bangladesh. Munir Uz Zaman is a freelance photographer, working for AFP in the Dhanka region.Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images
A shooter looks up during a training session ahead of the ISSF Shooting World Cup at the Olympic shooting venue in London
A shooter looks up during a training session for the ISSF Shooting World Cup, taking place at the new Olympic shooting venue in London. Stefan Wermuth is a Reuters sports photographer based in England. You can keep up with his day-to-day assignments by following his Reuters blog.Stefan Wermuth/Reuters
This NASA photo shows the space shuttle Discovery being loaded on to its custom-built 747 carrier before departing on an aerial tour of the United States. Bill Ingalls is a senior photographer and project manager for NASA. He has been working for the space agency for over 18 years, shooting nearly every space launch in that time. You can follow his daily shooting adventures on Twitter (He also takes great dog photos).AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls

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