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Webfeed From the agencies – galleries of photo-journalism

If you are enjoying these images from the various sources of photo-journalism you would like the series in the Guardian called ‘From the Agencies’ here is a link to the page that has a number of galleries from around the world.

“Showcasing some of the world’s best photojournalists.

The Guardian receives many thousands of pictures every day, some days more than 20,000. Of these, many are publicity hand-outs, soft paparazzi images and material for the sports pages.

However, among all these photographs there are some real gems. The agencies that the Guardian subscribes to – AP, Reuters and Getty Images, among others – have some truly great photojournalists on their staff and under contract, although they probably would be too modest to describe themselves as such. We would like to recognise some of these unsung heroes by presenting their work in galleries, rather than publish them in the usual, one-off, spot news format

Here are some from the featured photographers

Engi, five, Ziona’s youngest, poses with other children from the family Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters
Locals mingle at a market in Thimphu, Bhutan, on the eve of the royal wedding between King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Jetsun Pema Photograph: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images
National Transitional Council (NTC) fighters on the runway of the airport in Sirte, Libya. The city is of vital strategic importance and has now been surrendered by pro-Gaddafi forces, says the NTC Photograph: Manu Brabo/AP

Pictures of the Week: October 21, 2011

Our ever popular Denver Post blogs brings another set of remarkable images, the full set of images are here

An Irish traveler resident holds up a cross for the media, in front of a burning barricade during evictions at the Dale Farm travellers site, near Basildon England, 30 miles (50 kilometers) east of London, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011. Police in riot gear used sledgehammers to clear the way for the eviction of a community of Irish Travellers from a site where they have lived illegally for a decade. A large force of police and bailiffs faced resistance from several dozen residents and supporters who threw bricks and struggled with officers. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Two Red Deer stags ‘rut’ in the early morning mist in Richmond Park on October 15, 2011 in London, England. Autumn sees the start of the ‘Rutting’ season where the large Red Deer stags can be heard roaring and barking in an attempt to attract females known as bucks. The larger males can also be seen clashing antlers with rival males. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Novice Bhutanese monks Sangey, 6, and Tenzin, 7, and Tandin, 4, and Pembar, 10, rest after hours of prayer at the Dechen Phodrang monastery October 18, 2011 in Thimphu, Bhutan. About 375 monks reside at the government run monastery that also doubles as a child care facility for under privileged and orphaned males. The monks average about 10 hours of study a day waking up at 5:00am. Mahayana Buddhism is the state religion, although in the southern areas many citizens openly practice Hinduism. Monks join the monastery at six to nine years of age and according to tradition many families will send one son into the monk hood. They learn to read chhokey, the language of the ancient sacred texts, as well as Dzongkha and English. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)