In honor of our special commemorative Pictures of the Year issue (on newsstands today!), we’ve asked a few staffers around the office to grab a copy and choose their favorite photograph. Here’s senior writer Nick Summers on the above GOP line-up shot:
You have to love this: the GOP nomination fight as trashy reality TV show. Each character is better than the next—Google-challenged Santorum, pumpkin-faced Newt, crazy-eyes Bachmann, plasticky frontrunner Mitt, ornery six-gun Perry, the irrepressible Ron Paul, searching for Uzbeki-beki-beki-beki-stan Cain, and even the normal-seeming Huntsman as foil.
Related: Do you have a particular favorite photo of the year? If so, send it our way, to firstname.lastname@example.org, or post and tag w/ ‘PicsOfTheYear’ so we can find it to reblog. Let’s see what you’ve got, tumblr!
In southern Tripoli’s Yarmuk neighborhood, discarded mementos litter the ransacked living quarters of Gaddafi’s son Khamis, commander of the notorious 32nd Brigade.
Photo by Alex Majoli / Magnum for Newsweek
We’ve posted some of photographer Chris Buck’s outtakes from his Newsweek cover shoot of Michele Bachmann, presented for your viewing pleasure.
Today in things I love: These color photographs taken in Russia more than 100 years ago, are amazing.