The first photo of Obama taking Romney’s concession call. If only we could see the other end of the line. via
2012 was an eventful year, from big events like the London Summer Olympics and the U.S. presidential race, to regional conflicts in the Middle East and Africa, to smaller issues closer to home. Reverberations from last year’s transformative Arab Spring still heavily affect Syria and Egypt; and the slow recovery from the recent global economic crisis brought bitter austerity measures to parts of Europe, leading to widespread protests. Collected here is Part 3 of a three-part photo summary of the last year, covering its last few months. Be sure to also see Part 1 and Part 2. The series totals 135 images in all.
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How starting a war with Fox News’ Decision Desk made for great TV.
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Presidential campaigns are about policies, interest groups, slogans, personalities and, to the chagrin of very serious people, images. But there were some amazing photos taken during the 2012 election — candidates campaigning in tough conditions from fried food fests to pouring rain, of funny faces, of candidate confrontations, and of devoted spouses.
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Can GIFs really convey meaningful information?
“We’ve watched the animated GIF grow up … while GIFs used to be made by leet haxors [elite hackers] in the days of Usenet, they’re now made by employees of The New York Times and The Atlantic, reported on by Forbes and The Wall Street Journal,” Mike Rugnetta explains in his latest installment of the PBS Idea Channel. Guilty as charged. The little video loops have become a part of the political conversation, for better or for worse.
[Images: Elle Reeve]