Photojournalism of the Week: August 10, 2012

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These are the first two full-resolution images of the Martian surface from the navigation cameras on NASA’s Curiosity rover, which are located on the rover’s “head”. The rim of Gale Crater can be seen in the distance. See more from Curiosity over on Popsci.com. NASA/JPL-Caltech

South Korea’s Hyeonwoo Kim bites his gold medal at the podium of Men’s 66Kg Greco-Roman wrestling at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games

South Korea’s Hyeonwoo Kim bites his gold medal on the podium after winning the Men’s 66Kg Greco-Roman wrestling event. Damir Sagolj is a Reuters staff photographer based in Myanmar. He recently won first prize in the World Press Photo “Daily Life Singles” category. Check out his awesome blog over on the Reuters site, as well as his past appearance in our weekly round-up here.

Athletes compete in their men’s BMX quarter-final run during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the BMX Track in the Olympic Park

Athletes compete in their men’s BMX quarter-final run during the London Olympics. Paul Hanna is a Reuters staffer covering the cycling events at the 2012 Games.

Spain’s Mireia Belmonte Garcia, Denmark’s Lotte Friis, Britain’s Rebecca Adlington and Katie Ledecky of the U.S. compete in the women’s 800m freestyle final in London

Spain’s Mireia Belmonte Garcia, Denmark’s Lotte Friis, Britain’s Rebecca Adlington and Katie Ledecky of the U.S. (L-R) compete in the women’s 800m freestyle final. Michael Dalder is a Reuters photographer covering many of the swimming and running events at the 2012 London Olympics. Be sure to check out his incredible photo of Michael Phelps from last week’s gallery.

An ethnic Uighur resident receives traditional Chinese medical treatment to cure cervical spondylosis at a hospital in Aksu

An ethnic Uighur resident receives traditional Chinese medical treatment to cure cervical spondylosis at a hospital in Aksu, China.
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This Picasso-like self-portrait of NASA’s Curiosity rover was taken by its navigation cameras, located on the now-upright mast. The camera snapped pictures 360-degrees around the rover, and have been remapped here in a polar projection. NASA/JPL-Caltech

France’s Kevin Mayer competes in the men’s decathlon discus throw event at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium

France’s Kevin Mayer competes in the men’s decathlon discus throw event at the London Olympic Games. Pawel Kopczynski is a Reuters staff photographer based out of Berlin, Germany, currently covering the 2012 Games.

A boy dives into the Treska river for a swim as temperatures soared to 43 degrees Celsius (110 degrees Fahrenheit), near the capital Skopje

A boy dives into the Treska river for a swim as temperatures soared to 110 degrees Fahrenheit in Macedonia. Ognen Teofilovski is a Macedonia-based photojournalist working for Reuters.

Jamaica’s Bolt leaps ahead to win the men’s 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic stadium in London

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt leaps ahead to win the men’s 100m final during the London Olympics. Michael Dalder is a Reuters photographer covering the 2012 Games.
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The Mars Science Laboratory team reacts after learning the Curiosity rover has landed safely on the Red Planet. 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. Check out his other images from our past galleries. NASA/Bill Ingalls

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