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April 19, 2016

New York Primary ’16: Our Top Pix

As Campaign ’16 bids farewell to the Empire State, Trump and Clinton re-energized, here are our top seven:

People vote in the New York primary elections at a polling station in Port Washington, New York, April 19, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

This photo (sporting a red, white and blue motif) was in so many voting day slideshows. Why? September 11.

Hillary Clinton greets supporters after voting in the New York presidential primary election at the Grafflin School in Chappaqua, New York, April 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

They’ve got Bubba under control again.

“It’s not just a poster, Bill, it’s a cheat sheet.”

Tourists and performers fill the streets in Times Square, New York City. Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC
If liberty is a tall order, it seems like it’s more about the pictures.

Donald Trump tosses off his overcoat as he speaks at a campaign event in an airplane hangar in Rome, New York. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

No, it’s not about magic, although many still wonder how Trump manages to remain airborne. I think the photo was so popular because it suggests the phase: “the gloves come off.” That’s sort of funny, though, because Trump actually disappeared for a few days after getting hammered in Wisconsin, and his campaign in NY (under new/actual management) was distinctive for its restraint.

People relax in the sun near the New York Stock Exchange building in lower Manhattan. Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC

The two black-and-white photos are by Mark Peterson. The key thing to know about the picture is that people are basking in the sun near the Stock Exchange. I think Mark’s message is that, despite all the campaign vitriol being directed at Wall Street, the people down there are hardly quaking in their boots.

Hillary Clinton and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito tour an apartment to view conditions at the Corsi House public housing development in Harlem. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Of course, we want to believe that Hillary’s visit to a public housing development in Harlem counts for much more than a photo op.

Those shoes belong to Senator Bernie Sanders, the Democratic presidential candidate, who joined a picket line in Brooklyn where members of the Communications Workers of America were striking against Verizon on Wednesday. Sam Hodgson for The New York Times

First pass, it reminded me of that Romney shot from Iowa four years ago. But those were 1% shoes. What we see is Sanders joining the Communications Workers picket line in the Verizon strike. While followers will see humility (or uprising, perhaps) opponents will mostly see scuff marks.

Oh, and this is also a keeper.

(photo 1: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters caption: People vote in the New York primary elections at a polling station in Port Washington, New York, April 19, 2016.photo 2: Mike Segar/Reuters. caption: Hillary Clinton greets supporters after voting in the New York presidential primary election at the Grafflin School in Chappaqua, New York, April 19, 2016. photo 3: Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC caption: Tourists and performers fill the streets in Times Square. photo 4: Carlo Allegri/Reuters caption: Donald Trump tosses off his overcoat as he speaks at a campaign event in an airplane hangar in Rome, New York. photo 5: Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC caption: People relax in the sun near the New York Stock Exchange building in lower Manhattan. photo 6: Mike Segar/Reuters caption: Hillary Clinton and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito tour an apartment to view conditions at the Corsi House public housing development in Harlem.. photo 7: Sam Hodgson for The New York Times caption: Those shoes belong to Senator Bernie Sanders, the Democratic presidential candidate, who joined a picket line in Brooklyn where members of the Communications Workers of America were striking against Verizon on Wednesday.)

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