Photojournalism of the Week: January 4, 2013

Window cleaners dressed as Santa Claus work at the hotel of the business district in Tokyo

Workers dressed as Santa Claus clean windows at a hotel in Tokyo, Japan. Kim Kyung Hoon is a Tokyo-based photographer shooting for Reuters. See more of his work here.Kim Kyung Hoon / Reuters

Confetti is dropped on revelers at midnight during New Year celebrations in Times Square in New York

Confetti is dropped on revelers at midnight during New Year celebrations in Times Square in New York. Gary Hershorn is a 28-year Reuters veteran from Hoboken, New Jersey. See more of his incredible work here.Gary Hershorn / Reuters

Members of the West Webster fire department load the casket of slain firefighter Michael Chiapperini onto a fire truck in New York

Members of the West Webster fire department load the casket of slain firefighter Michael Chiapperini onto a fire truck following his funeral service. Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka were the two fire fighters killed several weeks ago in New York State by gunman, William Spengler, after he set his residence ablaze. Carlo Allegri is a Bermuda-born, Canadian photojournalist. A veteran of news coverage, his work has appeared in newspapers and magazines for 20 years. See more of his images on his Lightstalkers page.Carlo Allegri / Reuters

Firefighters try to extinguish a fire at the Hangzhou Yusei Machinery Co.,Ltd in Xiaoshan District in Hangzhou

Firefighters try to extinguish a fire at the Hangzhou Yusei Machinery Co.,Ltd in Xiaoshan District in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China.© China Daily China Daily Information Corp - CDIC / Reuters

Unidentified man dives into Tiber River from the Cavour bridge, as part of traditional New Year celebrations

An unidentified man dives into the Tiber River from the Cavour bridge, as part of traditional New Year celebrations in Italy. Tony Gentile is a Reuters staffer based in Europe. See more of his work here.Tony Gentile / Reuters

Over ten thousand pieces of shark fins are dried on the rooftop of a factory building in Hong Kong

Over ten thousand pieces of shark fins are dried on the rooftop of a factory building in Hong Kong. Local sales of the luxurious gourmet food have fallen in recent years due to its controversial nature, but activists demand a total shark fin ban in the city. Bobby Yip is a Reuters staffer based in Hong Kong. See more of his work on the Reuters blog.Bobby Yip / Reuters

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men take part in a yoga class at a studio near Jerusalem

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men take part in a yoga class at a studio in Ramat Beit Shemesh 12 mile from Jerusalem, Israel. Ronen Zvulun has been working in Israel since 1996 as a photojournalist. He has been with Reuters since 2007. See more of his work on Lightstalkers.Ronen Zvulun / Reuters

People carry their belongings after the floods of the Capivari river in Xerem, in Duque de Caxias near Rio de Janeiro

People evacuate with their belongings during flooding of the Capivari River in Xerem, in Duque de Caxias near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ricardo Moraes is a full-time stringer working for Reuters in Rio de Janeiro. He started he career in photography at the age of 14 as a studio assistant. See more of his work here.Ricardo Moraes / Reuters

Switzerland's Ammann soars past the judges tower during the second jumping of the 61st four-hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Switzerland's Simon Ammann soars past the judges tower during the second jumping of the 61st four-hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany. Kai Pfaffenbach is a Germany-born photojournalist, who began working for Reuters in 1996, before coming on fulltime in 2001. See more of his work on his Website. You can also keep up to date with his assignments by checking out his Reuters blog.Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters

Monte Isom of New York screams while taking part in the Coney Island Polar Bear Club's annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim in New York's Coney Island

Monte Isom of New York screams while taking part in the Coney Island Polar Bear Club's annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim. Andrew Kelly is a Reuters staffer based in New York City. See more of his work here.Andrew Kelly / Reuters

A woman celebrates the New Year as she watches fireworks exploding above Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro

A woman celebrates the New Year as she watches fireworks exploding above Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. Pilar Olivares is a Reuters staffer based in Brazil. See more of his work on his site.Pilar Olivares / Reuters

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