Photojournalism of the Week: June 22, 2012

U.S. Army soldiers carry their comrade wounded at patrol by an IED towards a Blackhawk Medevac helicopter in southern Afghanistan

A U.S. Army soldier is carried to a Blackhawk Medevac helicopter after being injured by an IED in southern Afghanistan. Shamil Zhumatov is an Afghanistan-based photographer for Reuters. Last week's gallery also featured one of his powerful images documenting US military presence and the on-going conflict in the region.Shamil Zhumatov / Reuters

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An Indian woman fills water containers from a tanker in New Delhi. The city has been struggling with acute water shortages after a neighboring state cut its supplies at the peak of summer. Manan Vatsyayana is a New Delhi-based photographer shooting for AFP. Keep up to date with his work and assignments by following him on Twitter.Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images

A student from the University of Indonesia descends into Jomblang cave at Gunungkidul district

A student from the University of Indonesia descends into Jomblang cave near the ancient city of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Dwi Oblo is a freelance photographer working for Reuters. Keep up to date with his daily work by following him on Twitter (you will need to translate).REUTERS/Dwi Oblo

Miami Heat's Wade goes up for basket past Oklahoma City Thunder's Westbrook and Perkins during Game 4 of NBA basketball finals in Miami

Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (C) goes up for a basket past Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook (R) and Kendrick Perkins (back L) during Game 4 of the NBA basketball finals. The Heat would go on to win the title in Game 5. Mike Segar is a Reuters senior staff photographer working in and around the greater New York City-area.REUTERS/Mike Segar

Coal miners fire a rocket during a clash with Spanish national riot police in the surroundings of the El Soton coal mine in El Entrego

Coal miners fire a rocket during a clash with Spanish national riot police in the surroundings of the "El Soton" coal mine in El Entrego, Spain. Protests over a government proposal to decrease funding for coal production recently turned violent. Eloy Alonso is a Reuters staffer based in Spain.REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

Tightrope walker Wallenda walks the high wire over the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls

Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda successfully walks the high wire over Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls. Mark Blinch is a freelance photographer working for Reuters out of Ontario, Canada. See more of his work on his personal blog.REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Carlos Gomez

Milwaukee Brewer Carlos Gomez blows a massive bubble during the second inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Jeffrey Phelps is a freelance commercial photographer and former Milwaukee Journal Sentinel staffer of 20 years. See more of his work on his personal site.AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps
A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his weapon during clashes with Syrian troops near Idlib. Khalil Hamra started taking photos for the Associated Press in 2002 as a trainee working out of the AP’s Gaza office. He has been covering the Gaza region, and surrounding areas, ever since.AP Photo/Khalil Hamra
The Philippine National Wushu Team members jump during training in Manila. Wushu, a sport derived from Chinese traditional martial arts, is slowly gaining popularity in the country. Aaron Favila is an Associated Press staffer based in the Philippines. Keep up to date with his daily assignments by following him on Twitter.AP Photo/Aaron Favila
Iraqi special operations commandos detain suspects in the town of Arab Jabour, south of Baghdad. The detainees were found with explosives and weapons hidden in their homes and are suspected to be members of al-Quaida. Alaa al-Marjani is a photographer working for the Associated Press currently covering the ongoing violence in Iraq. You can see more of his work on Corbis.AP Photo/Alaa al-Marjani

Farmers herd a flock of ducks along a street towards a pond as residents drive next to them in Taizhou

Chinese farmers herd more than 5000 ducks down a small street in Taizhou, Zhejiang province of China.China Daily China Daily Information Corp - CDIC/Reuters
Bambi Bucket Drop Nebraska National Guard crewmembers of Company C 2nd-135th General Support Aviation Battalion dump water from a Bambi bucket attached to a Black Hawk helicopter onto flames of the High Park Fire in Larimer County, Colorado. For more on this photo and the Colorado wildfires hit PopSci.com.Staff Sgt. Tate Petersen, Company C, 2nd-135th General Support Aviation Support

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