Photojournalism of the Week: May 24, 2013

A Star Wars movie character mannequin stands outside a tornado destroyed house in Oklahoma City
A Star Wars movie character mannequin stands outside a tornado-destroyed house in Oklahoma City. The owner of the house collected movie memorabilia. Rick Wilking started with Reuters as its Chief Photographer for Switzerland in 1985. In 1989 he moved to Washington DC, where he covered the White House up until 1998, before relocating to Colorado. He is currently covering the aftermath of the tornado in Oklahoma. See more of his work on the Reuters blog.Rick Wilking/Reuters
U.S. Air Force Colonel Minihan and fellow officers hold onto their hats after saluting President Obama upon his departure aboard Air Force One in foggy conditions at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
Three U.S. Air Force officers hold onto their hats as Air Force One departs from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Jonathan Ernst is a Reuters staff photographer based in Washing DC. Check out more of his incredible work on his personal site.Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
Palestinian protester uses a sling to throw stones at Israeli troops during clashes near the village of Deir Jarir
A Palestinian protester uses a sling to throw stones at Israeli troops during clashes near the West Bank village of Deir Jarir. Mohamad Torokman is a Palestinian-based photojournalist shooting for Reuters.Mohamad Torokman/Reuters
The crew aboard the International Space Station managed to snap this striking image of Alaska's Pavlof Volcano erupting. Read more about this image over on our sister site, PopSci.com.NASA
People riding on motorcycles are seen through a hole of a damaged building in Deir al-Zor
People riding on motorcycles are seen through a hole in a damaged building in Deir al-Zo, Syria. Khalil Ashawi is a freelance photographer, covering the war in Syria as a stringer for Reuters.Khalil Ashawi/Reuters
Chakala Dangol, 75, holds a coconut on his hand before throwing it towards the devotees from the top of the chariot of Rato during the chariot festival in Lalitpur
Chakala Dangol holds a coconut out before throwing it toward devotees from the top of the "Chariot of Rato" during the chariot festival in Lalitpur, Nepal. It is believed that whoever grabs the coconut and returns it to the chariot will be blessed with a son. Navesh Chitrakar is a Reuters staffer based in Nepal. You can see more of his incredible work in our past round-ups here.Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters
An aerial view of tornado damage to neighborhoods in Moore, Oklahoma
An aerial view of Moore, Oklahoma reveals the destructive force of the deadly tornado that ravaged the area. At least 24 individuals were killed by the storm. Rick Wilking is a Reuters staffer currently covering the aftermath of the tornado in Oklahoma. See more of his work on the Reuters blog.Rick Wilking/Reuters
Bineta Ndiaye looks at herself in the mirror as her friend Coumba Faye fixes her hair in Faye's house in the village of Ndande
Bineta Ndiaye and her friend Coumba Faye get ready to celebrate the Sufi Muslim ceremony called Gamou-Ndande, in their village of Ndande, located in Senegal. The ceremony combines nights of praying and chanting as well as traditionally animist ceremonies. Joe Penney is a Reuters staffer based in Western Africa. See more of his work here.Joe Penney/Reuters

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