The week's best photojournalism

In some of the week's most eye-catching images, a young Muslim strikes a prayer pose, Andy Murray makes the media rounds, and the Chinese brave a torrent of muddy water

Baby Muslim
(Image credit: REUTERS)

Visitors watch water gushing from the Xiaolangdi Reservoir on the Yellow River, during a sand-washing operation in Jiyuan, China. While it produces quite the spectacle, the torrents of water manually pumped into the river are meant to clear out clay and sand that can clog the dam. (REUTERS)

A dad gingerly jumps over a campfire while clutching his son during a celebration of Ivan the Bather near Kiev, Ukraine. To mark the holiday, people hold overnight festivals in which they jump over fire and bathe in a lake, just as the pagans did in ancient times, to purge themselves of their sins and increase health. (REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

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Enrique Lopez rides his bike with one of his dogs along the Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Ivan Pierre Aguirre)

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Connor Reinhart of Provost, Alberta, gets tossed off a horse in the novice saddle bronc event during the 101st Calgary Stampede rodeo in Canada. (REUTERS/Todd Korol)

Tired, big guy? After becoming the first British male to win Wimbledon in 77 years, Andy Murray groggily makes the media rounds. (REUTERS/Chris Helgren)

A photographer is hit by a jet of water released by riot police during a national strike staged by citizens demanding government reforms in Santiago, Chile. (REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado)

President Obama briefs the (miniature) press during the 2nd annual Kids State Dinner. (

People take pictures of a beached humpback whale that measures nearly 50 feet, on the shore of the Peruvian fishing town of Santa Rosa. (REUTERS/Heinz Plenge)

Mourners weep during the funeral of Abedrahman Sabir, a supporter of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. Sabir was killed in recent clashes over Morsi's ouster. (REUTERS/Suhaib Salem)

An excavator moves stranded villagers away from a flooded area during heavy rainfall in Yingxiu, Sichuan province, China. More than 300 people were reportedly evacuated from the area after the township's main roads were cut off by floods and landslides. (REUTERS)

An unbelievable sight of the picturesque town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, erupting in a literal ball of fire after 5 unattached oil tankers crashed and exploded in the town center. (REUTERS)

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Lauren Hansen

Lauren Hansen produces The Week’s podcasts and videos and edits the photo blog, Captured. She also manages the production of the magazine's iPad app. A graduate of Kenyon College and Northwestern University, she previously worked at the BBC and Frontline. She knows a thing or two about pretty pictures and cute puppies, both of which she tweets about @mylaurenhansen.