Roosters duel during a cockfighting match in the Afghan capital Kabul on April 20, 2012. Cockfighting, known as "Murgh Janghi"ù In the Afghan Dari language, is a popular game among Afghans during the winter season which was banned by the Taliban rulers. Spring marks the start of the "fighting season" for humans involved in Afghanistan's decade-long war -- but for birds, dogs, camels and even kites it reaches its peak. AFP PHOTO/ JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/GettyImages). JOHANNES EISELE
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands walks in a ticker tape parade during the annual Queens’ day in Veenendaal
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is greeted by a cheering crowd and ticker tape in the city of Veenendaal , during a parade to celebrate the annual Queens’ day holiday.
Shuttle Enterprise Flight to New York
The Space Shuttle Enterprise made its grand entrance into the New York City-area, atop a custom 747 jet, on Friday, April 27. Its new home is the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. Robert Markowitz is a NASA scientific photographer, based out of the Johnson Space Center—he has been shooting for the Space Administration for over 20 years. Markowitz made this incredible image from aboard a NASA T-38 Talon jet.
Egyptian anti-military protesters evacua
Egyptian anti-military protestors carry a wounded demonstrator away from violence in Cairo’s Tahir Square on May 2. More than 20 people were killed when unknown individuals attacked the anti-military sit-in. Khaled Desouki is an Egyptian resident and a staff photographer for AFP.
Beijing’s Daily Life
Chinese military police stand guard as tourists watch a flag-lowering ceremony in Tiananmen Square. Feng Li is a Getty Images staffer, based out of Beijing. He has been working with Getty since 2007.
Visitors crowd in an artificial wave pool at a water park in Nanning
Visitors crowd in an artificial wave pool at a water park in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang, China.
An Occupy demonstrator is arrested during a May Day protest in Oakland
An Occupy demonstrator is arrested during a May Day protest in Oakland, California. Stephen Lam is a Reuters staff photographer based in the Bay-area. You can keep up with his weekly assignments by checking out his work on the Reuters blog.
U.S. soldier points his rifle after coming under fire in Zharay district in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan
U.S. soldier Nicholas Dickhut points his rifle through a doorway in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan, as his regiment comes under Taliban fire. Baz Ratner is a veteran conflict photographer and staffer for Reuters. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2006 for his work covering the military conflict in Lebanon. You can see more of his work on his personal site.
Dan Bracaglia is the News & Features editor at Popular Photography. He has been writing about technology and photography for 12 years and has had work—both written and photographic—appear in places including American Photo magazine, Digital Photography Review, Popular Science magazine, Sound & Vision magazine, and of course, Popular Photography. Contact the author here.