Photojournalism of the Week: February 8, 2013

A miner takes a short break inside an unregulated coal mine in Sabinas
A miner takes a short break inside an unregulated coal mine in Sabinas, Mexico. Everyday, thousands of miners go to work in the unregulated coals mines of northern Mexico knowing they may not return. Daniel Becerril is a stringer working for Reuters in Mexico.Daniel Becerril/Reuters
Employees sort logs on a bank of the Yenisei River at the Novoyeniseisk wood processing plant, in the town of Lesosibirsk
Employees sort logs on a bank of the Yenisei River at the Novoyeniseisk wood processing plant, in Northern Russia. Ilya Naymushin is a Reuters staffer based in Siberia. See more of his work in our past round-ups here.Ilya Naymushin/Reuters
Zoo owner Emmanuel Tangco reads a book to his snakes in his bedroom in Malabon
Zoo owner Emmanuel Tangco reads a book to his snakes in his bedroom in Malabon, the Philippines. Erik de Castro is Reuters' Chief Photographer in the Philipines; he has been with the organization since 1985. Before taking on his current roll he was embedded on several different occasions in both Iraq and Afghanistan. See more of his work here.Erik de Castro/Reuters
Bikers start on sandy beach as they take part in the "Enduropale" motorcycle endurance race on the beach of Le Touquet
Bikers start the first leg of the "Enduropale" motorcycle endurance race on the beach of Le Touquet in northern France. Pascal Rossignol is a Reuters staffer based in France. See more of his work in our past round-ups here.Pascal Rossignol/Reuters
Free Syrian Army fighter fires a rifle through a hole in a wall of a Syrian Army base, just before he was shot in the head by a sniper, during heavy fighting in Damascus
A Free Syrian Army fighter fires a rifle through a hole in a wall of a Syrian Army base, just before he was shot in the head by a sniper, during heavy fighting in the Arabeen neighborhood of Damascus. Goran Tomasevic is a Reuters staffer who predominantly covers wars and conflicts. See more of his incredible images from Syria here and here.Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
AU-UN IST handout photo shows a soldier peering out of the top of an armored vehicle on a road just outside the city of Merca, about 70 km (43 miles) southwest of the capital Mogadishu
A soldier peers out of the top of an armored vehicle on a road just outside the city of Merca, Somalia. Tobin Jones is a freelance photographer based in Eastern Africa. A 2009 graduate of McGill Univeristy, Tobin works in and around Kenya. See more of his work here.REUTERS/Tobin Jones/AU-UN IST PHOTO/Handout
Ravens Boldin catches a touchdown pass in front of 49ers Whitner during the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game in New Orleans
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin (C) catches a touchdown pass in front of San Francisco 49ers strong safety Donte Whitner (R) during the first quarter in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game in New Orleans. Jeff Haynes is a sports and general news photographer for Reuters. See more of his work here.Jeff Haynes/Reuters
Baltimore Ravens Billy Bajema lies in the confetti on the field with his children as he celebrates in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game in New Orleans
Baltimore Ravens tight end Billy Bajema (86) lies in the confetti on the field with his children as he celebrates his team defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII. Sean Gardner is a freelance photographer based in New Orleans. See more of his work on his site.Sean Gardner/Reuters
The skeleton of Richard III lies in a trench at the Grey Friars excavation site in Leicester, central England
The skeleton of King Richard III is seen in a trench at the Grey Friars excavation site in Leicester, central England.REUTERS/University of Leicester/Handout
Part of Bangladesh national flag is seen as people attend sit-in protest at Shahbagh intersection, demanding capital punishment for Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami senior leader Abdul Quader Mollah, in Dhaka
Part of the Bangladesh national flag is seen as thousands of people attend a sit-in protest at Shahbagh intersection, demanding capital punishment for Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami senior leader Abdul Quader Mollah, after a war crimes tribunal sentenced him to life imprisonment. Andrew Biraj is a Reuters staff photographer based out of Dhaka, Bangladesh and the winner of a 2011 World Press Photo award. See more of his work here.Andrew Biraj/Reuters
France's President Francois Hollande and US Vice President Joe Biden say goodbye in the courtyard of Elysee Palace in Paris
France's President Francois Hollande waves goodbye to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden after a working lunch and joint news conference at the Elysee Palace. Philippe Wojazer is a Reuters photographer based in Paris.Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

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