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January 6, 2018

New Year Buttons: Our Visual Roundup of the Week

A South Korean government official communicates with a North Korean officer during a phone call on the dedicated communications hotline at the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Jan. 3, 2018. Photo: South Korean Unification Ministry/Yohap via AP

Most people were happy to escape 2017 with all its drama and vitriol. No surprise though, in the era of Trump, the short week after New Years was thoroughly charged. The visual media sphere was filled with another intense weather anomaly, the bitter Bomb Cyclone. The even bigger bomb came from Michael Wolff’s book further exposing the president’s ineptitude after he spent months hanging out at the White House as a fly on the wall. More tension between Trump and North Korea dominated the international scene, along with unrest in Iran. Welcome to 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: South Korean Unification Ministry/Yohap via AP  Caption: A South Korean government official communicates with a North Korean officer during a phone call on the dedicated communications hotline at the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Jan. 3, 2018.

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