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February 4, 2016

What Stands for Political Passion These Days

Hillary Clinton took a selfie with a girl during a campaign event in Des Moines on Sunday.

Here’s quite a contrast — especially to the bajillions of selfie-crazed photos coming across the wire every day from the (U.S.) presidential campaign trail.

People greet Pope Francis as he arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, on January 27, 2016.

Apparently, the kids not only want Papa’s picture, they want Papa.

(photo 1: Doug Mills/The New York Times. caption: Hillary Clinton took a selfie with a girl during a campaign event in Des Moines on Sunday.  photo 2: Tony Gentile / Reuters via Atlantic Photos of the Week: 1/23-1/29. caption: People greet Pope Francis as he arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican, on January 27, 2016.)

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