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Tribute to two Reuters political photographers

I don’t know Reuters photographers Larry Downing or Jason Reed, but I’m a big fan of both of them. They have provided some of the most entertaining images of our favorite politicians. Keep them coming. We need all the comic relief that we can get these days.

U.S. President George W. Bush points to his head after meeting with wounded U.S. military personnel at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas January 1, 2006. Bush is returning to Washington after spending the New Year’s holiday at his Central Texas ranch in Crawford.

U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis “Sexy” Hastert (R-IL) (R) while answering questions from the media about developing a plan for comprehensive lobbying reform on Capitol Hill while standing next to (politically closeted) Rep. David Dreier (R-CA). REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President George W. Bush waves as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House towards Marine One before departing for Camp David, in Washington March 17, 2006. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Jason Reed has produced some real gems. Take this infamous collage:

Actual caption: U.S. President George W. Bush is pictured in various states pushing his plan for restructuring Social Security at an event in Falls Church, Virginia April 29, 2005. President Bush attempted to break a political deadlock on overhauling Social Security with a proposal to limit the growth in future benefits for wealthier Americans and protect the benefits of low-income workers. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Actual caption: U.S. President George W. Bush dons safety glasses as he tours the Johnson Controls Battery Technology Center in Glendale, Wisconsin, February 20, 2006. In a push to showcase his national energy policy, Bush is on a two-day trip to a battery plant for hybrid cars, a solar power enterprise in Michigan and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado. REUTERS/Jason Reed

REUTERS/Jason Reed

REUTERS/Jason Reed

A telling juxtaposition. REUTERS/Jason Reed


And one classic on the Dem side:

REUTERS/Jason Reed

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