Free Syrian Army fighters swim in a pool on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. On Tuesday, Syrian forces pelted the eastern city of Deir el-Zour with mortars as anti-government protesters were dispersing before dawn Tuesday, killing several people, activists said. The offensives were part of an escalation of violence in recent weeks that has brought more international pressure on President Bashar Assad's regime faces over its brutal tactics against the opposition. The U.N. accused the government of using children as human shields in a new report. (AP Photo). Anonymous
Fellow workers, a firefighter and doctors work together to cut steel bars which were pierced through a worker’s body during an operation at a hospital in Hangzhou
Doctors and firefighters work together to cut steel bars from a worker’s body during an operation at a hospital in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province of China. A total of seven bars pierced the worker during his duty at a bridge construction site.
A man carries fishes from the shores of the Indian ocean in Mogadishu
A man carries fresh fish from the shores of the Indian Ocean, to his home in Mogadishu, Somalia. Ismail Taxta has been shooting for Reuters since 2006. He is currently based out of Mogadishu, Somalia.
Wayang Orang dancers sit backstage as they wait for their performance during a show at the Bharata Theatre in Jakarta
Traditional Wayang Orang dancers sit backstage as they wait for their performance during a show at the Bharata Theatre in Jakarta, Indonesia. Beawiharta Beawiharta is a Reuters staffer based in Indonesia. Check out more of his work over on the Reuters blog.
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy, in the midst of their ICESCAPE mission, retrieves supplies dropped by parachute in the Arctic Ocean
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy, in the midst of their ICESCAPE mission, retrieves supplies dropped by parachute from a C-130 into the Arctic Ocean. Researchers there are studying the thinning sea ice in hopes of better understanding global climate change.
Afghan boys look at a U.S. Army soldier of 5-20 Infantry Regiment attached to the 82nd Airborne Division, in Zharay district of Kandahar province
Afghan boys look at a U.S. Army soldier in Zharay district of Kandahar province in Afghanistan. Shamil Zhumatov is a Reuters staffer currently covering the ongoing conflict and US troop withdrawal in Afghanistan.
WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines punches at Timothy Bradley Jr. of the U.S. during their title fight in Las Vegas
WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines punches at Timothy Bradley Jr. of the U.S. during their title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Photographer Steve Marcus is Reuters’s most experienced boxing photographer, having shot more title bouts than nearly anyone else at the company. Read a little bit more about his boxing images over on the Reuters blog.
Rohingya Muslims, trying to cross the Na
Rohingya Muslims, trying to cross the Naf River into Bangladesh to escape sectarian violence in Myanmar, look on from an intercepted boat. Despite growing calls for the border to be opened, Bangladeshi guards have turned back 16 boats carrying more than 660 Rohingya people, most of them women and children, since June 11. Munir Uz Zaman is a freelancer based in Bangladesh. Check out more of his work in our previous Photojournalism of the Week Gallery.
Spanish coal miners demonstrate with the
Spanish coal miners turn their helmet lamps on in the streets of Leon, Spain, as part of a nation-wide protest against subsidy reductions. Cesar Manso is an AFP stringer and commercial shooter based in Spain. Check out more of his work over on his Website.