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December 7, 2009

More "Power"


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…Or, is that “male” power?

Returning to this past week’s New Yorker “Portraits of Power” photo spread (given that world leaders will be doing another meet-up soon at the Denmark climate conference), here’s more editing and layout fun from the print edition.

On this facing spread (pg. 72-3), we encounter Italy’s lech Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, sporting an all-too-charmed smile, juxtaposed for some reason with the attractive Cristina Fernandez, the President of Argentina, in a head-to-thigh portrait with her hands clasped just so.

(photo: Platon from The New Yorker September U.N. “Portraits of Power” series)

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