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41 Political Photos That Had Us Laughing, Crying And Everything In Between In 2012

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Cole Nelson, nine months, held by his mother Deborah Nelson, inspects President Barack Obama's face as during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in Des Moines, Iowa. The president is on a three-day campaign bus tour through Iowa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) | AP

This year was a great year for political photography. An intense battle for the White House gave us thousands of photos. From the "wizard Obama" photo to the controversial photo of Mitt Romney and a young schoolgirl, here are 41 of our favorites:

This Year's Best Political Photos
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