Photojournalism of the Week: May 3, 2013

Ram Pratap Verma, a 32-year-old aspiring Bollywood film actor, poses for a photograph wearing his worn out socks on a beach in Mumbai

Ram Pratap Verma, a 32-year-old aspiring Bollywood film actor, poses for a photograph wearing his worn out socks on a beach in Mumbai. He made the journey to Mumbai from his small village eight years ago, and despite carrying his whole "home" inside his bag, he is determined not to give up on his ambitions. Danish Siddiqui is a Reuters staffer based in India. You can keep up to date with his work by following his Reuters blog. Also be sure to check out his image featured in our _2012 Photojournalism of the Year _round-up.Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Rescue workers carry a garment worker, who was pulled alive from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, in Savar

Rescue workers carry a garment worker, who was pulled alive from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza garment building, in Savar, Bangladesh.Stringer/Reuters

A demonstrator is detained during May Day rallies in Santiago

A demonstrator is detained during May Day rallies in Santiago, Chile. Ivan Alvarado is a Reuters staff photographer based in Chile. See more of his incredible images of protesting here and here.Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

An ironworker uses a line to steady the final piece of a spire, affixed with a U.S. flag, before it is lifted to the top of One World Trade Center in New York

An ironworker uses a line to steady the final piece of a spire, before it is lifted to the top of One World Trade Center in New York City. Jackson is a New York City-based Reuters staffer who recently arrived back in the States after covering the conflict in Afghanistan. See more of his work in our previous roundups here and here.Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Campers return to their car after their trip was cut short due to a wildfire burning in Ventura County

Ernie Legassey (L) and Casey Daigle return to their car after their camping trip was cut short due to a wildfire burning towards Point Mugu in Ventura County, California. Patrick Fallon is a freelance photojournalist working in and around Los Angeles, California. He shoots for a variety of publications including The Los Angeles Times, Reuters, the Associated Press and the Wall Street Journal.Patrick Fallon/Reuters

Rubber Duck by Dutch artist Hofman floats at Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour

Rubber Duck by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman floats in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor. The inflatable structure is 16.5 meters high. Bobby Yip is a Reuters staffer based in Hong Kong. See more of his work here.Bobby Yip/Reuters

Residents observe the body of a person shot in the head in the Sao Cristovao slum of Salvador

Residents observe the body of an individual killed by street violence in the slums of Salvador, Brazil. Authorities are worried about the 250% increase in murder rate in what is one of Brazil's main tourist cities, as well as a 2014 World Cup host city. Lunae Parracho is a Brazilian-based photojournalist stringing for Reuters. See more of his work here.Lunae Parracho/Reuters

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