Topic: election 2012

Americans by Chris Morris
Photo Essay

‘Americans': Christopher Morris Captures a Nation Divided

TIME contract photographer Christopher Morris sought to make an anthropological study of America—not for this week, or for this past election cycle—but a body of work that future generations could look back on to get a sense of the country’s mood.

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Image: Nov. 6, 2012. First Lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden at the President's election night victory party in Chicago.
Photo Essay

Last Days on the Road with Obama by Brooks Kraft

As the 2012 presidential race came to an end, veteran political photographer Brooks Kraft was there to document the Obama campaign’s final road trip.

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Image: Nov. 7, 2012. Ann Romney and Mitt Romney leave the stage of the Boston Convention Center after his concession speech.
Photo Essay

Last Days on the Road with Romney by Christopher Morris

For the past week, TIME contract photographer Christopher Morris has been on the road with Mitt Romney, recording the last weeks leading up to the election.

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Michael Mergen
Photo Essay

The Halls of Democracy: Places of Civic Responsibility

Michael Mergen’s photographs examine American government, highlighting the spaces where the ideals of our political system meet the mundane realities of participatory democracy

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Image: President Obama speaks in the rain during a campaign rally in Glen Allen, Va. July 14, 2012.
The Backstory

The 2012 Presidential Election Year in Pictures

For years, TIME has created some of the most memorable campaign photography. Here, LightBox takes a look at the best of TIME’s commissioned political imagery from this election.

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Image: Oct. 29, 2012. Female Giant Panda "Jia Jia," one of two Giant Pandas from China is seen in its enclosure in Singapore.
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: October 26 – November 2

From the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and Eid al-Adha celebrations around the world to the final week of campaigning for the 2012 U.S. presidential election and a suspected smuggler’s jeep perched atop the U.S.–Mexico border fence, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Image: Oct. 20, 2012. A Free Syrian Army fighters carry a civilian away from the line of fire after he was shot twice by a Syrian army sniper in Aleppo, Syria.
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: October 19 – 26

From the start of baseball’s World Series and Hurricane Sandy in the Caribbean to the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and people dressed as pandas, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Muhammed Muheisen—AP
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: October 12 – 19

From Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Los Angeles street journey and the second presidential debate to the world’s highest freefall and a pair of painted camels in Pakistan, TIME presents the best photographs of the week.

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Yannis Behrakis—Reuters
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: October 5 – 12

From the Taliban shooting of a 14-year-old activist in Pakistan to the vice-presidential debate in Kentucky to angry protests against the German Chancellor’s visit in Greece and a human tower in Spain, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Gregg Segal for TIME
The Backstory

Paul Ryan: All Pumped Up for His Closeup

Last year few of us knew the Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan or the now famous P90X workout plan, but TIME was early on the story. We sent Gregg Segal to photograph Ryan at a Wisconsin gym last year. Here are the some of the unpublished photographs from that session.

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