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December 9, 2007

Peek Of The Hil


If you appreciate a good news image as much as The BAG does, December offers, well, just about everybody’s list of “the best photos of the year.”  This is from Reuters which has been circulating its own “nominees” for about a week now.

The shot is from last January’s State of the Union.  Given the Clinton – Obama fireworks in Iowa, however, the image reflects a different state of affairs now than it did then.  (The conventional wisdom, up until recently, shaped up more like this.)  Expressive of footing and standing, fixation and connection (or lack of it), the image not only speaks of the current momentum (consider this versus this from yesterday), but adds its own bit of fuel.

(image: Larry Downing/Reuters. Washington. January 23, 2007.  via

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