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Business Focus Photo May 21, 2012

Businessweek Zuckerberg Cover: After the HyIPO

Looking down from the 00001%

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Nina Berman Photo

The Pacification of Protest. (Photo by Nina Berman from the NATO Summit.)

Between these two faces are also overriding questions about the physical and perceptual battle these large urban demonstrations have become.

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Business Focus Photo May 19, 2012

My Favorite Shot from the Fleecebook IPO

And how much did the users get?

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Nina Berman Photo

Put On a Happy Face. (Nina Berman From the NATO Summit)

Nina Berman is in Chicago documenting events on the ground during the 2012 NATO Summit. These reports are based on our phone conversations about the events and her imagery. This is the first installment.

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Race Focus Photo May 18, 2012

Trayvon Martin Case: Looking at the Just-Released "Bloodied Zimmerman" Photos

Emotions and biases aside, it's important to appreciate that these new pictures only heighten the confusion surrounding the case.

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Campaign '12 Photo

Beyond Reverend Wright: Deconstructing the Ricketts ("Smiley Obama") Storyboard

Reading the pictures and the copy, the larger focus of the attack is on character and Obama's disposition ... and then racism.

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Business Focus Photo May 17, 2012

Further Wall Street Bloodletting: Photographers Give JPMorgan Chase

Part of the impunity of Wall Street firms has to do with how stealth they are ... and how hard it is to capture the meltdown in pictures.

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Campaign '12 Photo May 16, 2012


Again the question: who is he?

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Klan Freakonomics: KKK Aligns With Obama On Pocketbook Issues? (Photos/Story by Jim Lo Scalzo)

For once, my go-to line when Klan members asked my opinion of their views, “I don’t agree with what you have to say, but I do agree with your right to say it,” wasn’t necessary.

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Campaign '12 Photo May 15, 2012

Photo Ops and Campaign Slog: Notably, Val and Paul Still on the Fence

Obama working the kitchen table -- and the fence sitters.

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Campaign '12 Photo May 14, 2012

Return of "The One"?: Our Take on the Newsweek Obama "Gay Messiah" Cover

As Obama closed in on the presidency in 2008, the McCain campaign launched a “messiah” attack. Here we go again?

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Monday's Top Pics: Romney Hug, Dimon Gets Around, Mourdock's Facebook, Israeli Left, the Innocent Rebekah Brooks

If there wasn't one stand-out visual story this morning, here is a tour of our favorite images currently kicking around the newswires

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Militarism Focus Photo May 13, 2012

Gitmo Trial PR Strategy: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed & Co. vs. the 9/11 Families

One of the court room drawings frame the families in direct confrontation with the defendants, only larger and higher -- as if they were judges or jurors, as opposed to spectators.

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Culture Focus Photo May 12, 2012

Your Turn: TIME's Other Breastfeeding Cover

In response to all the buzz this week about TIME's breastfeeding cover, BagNews asks readers to compare it to the only other similar TIME cover.

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Photo May 11, 2012

Why That TIME Cover Really Does Suck

The photographer said that the photo was “inspired by the iconic religious image of the Madonna and Child,” however it seems more likely that the technique was motivated by news weeklies’ declining sales.

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Gay Marriage: The Obama-Biden Jostle

Whether Biden forced Obama's hand or the impulsive Biden unintentionally provided the push that a cautious Obama needed all along, it's fascinating how this photo lands in the thick of the mix.

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Campaign '12 Photo May 10, 2012

Mitt's Temperature

If you've been looking closely, Mitt Romney's temperament has been a factor in the campaign all along.

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Having Done it to Do it: Obama’s Gay Marriage Endorsement

I really appreciate Digby’s post on what could have been a historic day yesterday. Her point-of-focus was Lyndon Johnson and how he threw himself, body and soul, not just behind civil rights but behind the Civil Rights Act. If there is anything we know about Obama from the past...

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