Sifting through the torrent of visual journalism that comes through the news wires every minute of every day is ultimately a humbling experience. It's a reminder that the world is a big place, host to literally billions of stories that unfold all around us. It's also humbling to witness the work of the incredibly talented photographers who seek out these stories so that we can see them told on our screens and in our newspapers.
We're going to be tapping into this wealth of images on a weekly basis, pulling a dozen or so of our favorite images and rounding them up here on Friday. You can follow the Photojournalism of the Week tag here to keep in the loop.
Wherever possible, we've tried to gather a some information about the photographers who captured these images, so we can learn a little about their own stories.