This image was a hands down choice for The Week in Pictures this week. The serene and balanced composition and the peaceful expression on the woman's face really come together to take it beyond being just another agriculture photo. Editor Meredith Birkett and I felt reminiscences of Dorothea Lange images from the early 20th century. View and vote on all of The Week in Pictures selections: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3842331/
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A farmer from Chinas Henan province picks cotton on Saturday, Sept. 22. About one million farm workers from surrounding provinces have traveled to the region to pick cotton. Each is expected to earn about $266 for two months work from August to November.