Photojournalism of the Week: June 1, 2012

A woman scavenges for garbage at Jardim Gramacho, the biggest open air garbage dump in Latin American on its closing day on May 31, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Open since 1978, the massive dump and its 60 million tons of urban, chemical and industrial waste from Rio de Janeiro and 200 nearby factories is closing on the occasion of a UN conference on sustainable development to be held in Rio this month. Buda Mendes is a Rio-based photographer for Getty Images Latin America.AP/Buda Mendes
Free Syrian Army fighters shout "Allahu Akbar" near Deraa in this still image taken from a video obtained by Reuters May 17, 2012.REUTERS via Reuters TV
A man tackles a young wild stallion in Duelmen, Germany. It is believed that Duelmen is home to the last herd of wild horses on the European continent. Only once per year, new-born stallions are caught and sold. The rest of the year, the herd roams free and wild on a 350-hectare reservation.AP Photo/Martin Meissner
A guerrilla of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) manages a roadblock in San Isidro in southern Colombia on Wednesday. Journalist Romeo Langlois, who was taken by rebels on April 28 when they attacked troops he was accompanying on a cocaine-lab eradication mission, is expected to be handed over by the rebels to a delegation that includes another French journalist in San Isidro.AP Photo/Fernando Vergara
A passenger walk among rubbish and paper during a strike by the cleaning staff against budget cuts at Barcelona's airport on Wednesday.AP Photo/Manu Fernandez
Will Power (in the 12 car) drives under Mike Conway after they made contact in the first turn during the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday.AP Photo/Tom Hemmer
A researcher observes a formerly-paralyzed rat walking on its hind legs during an experiment at the Center for Neuroprosthetics and Brain Mind Institute in Ecublens, Switzerland. Read more about the experiment here.EPFL/Grégoire Courtine via Reuters
A man displays his inked finger received after casting his vote in Egypt's first post-Mubarak presidential elections this past weekend. The country is now bracing for a heated runoff, pitting the ousted leader's protege and last prime minister against an Islamist from a group that the old regime repeatedly suppressed. Dan Bracaglia is the Assistant Web Editor for American Photo magazine and is currently in Egypt working on a photographic project surrounding the elections.Dan Bracaglia
A motorist passes a statue showing the defaced likeness of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, left, as well as Egyptian Nobel prize winner Ahmed Zewail, second left, the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, second right, and at right Egyptian novelist and Nobel Prize Winner Naguib Mahfouz. A verdict is expected in the Mubarak trial this coming weekend.AP Photo/Fredrik Persson
Members of the Palestinian security forces arrange Palestinian flags on coffins containing the remains of bodies of 91 militants transferred from Israel to the Palestinian Authority, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Thursday. Israel transferred the bodies in an effort to induce Palestinian President Mehmoud Abbas to renew negotiations. Mohammed Ballas shoots for the AP based out of Jenin in the West Bank.AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas
A man transports ducks on a motorcycle to a market in Nam Ha province, outside Hanoi, Vietnam. You can see more of Kham's work from Vietnam on the Reuters blog.REUTERS/Nguyen Huy Kham
U.S. Naval Academy graduates throw their hats in the air during graduation ceremonies at the U.S. Naval Academy May 29, 2012 in Annapolis, Maryland. Mark Wilson covers a variety of national events for Getty.Mark Wilson/Getty Images
A young girl plays inside a balloon float on water in Chaoyang park during International Children's Day in Beijing on Friday, June 1.AP Photo/Andy Wong

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