Holly Bailey

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  • March 25, 2014 9:18 am
    President Obama spoke Monday at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam in front of the Rembrandt painting “The Night Watch.”  (Photo by Doug Mills/NYT) View high resolution

    President Obama spoke Monday at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam in front of the Rembrandt painting “The Night Watch.” (Photo by Doug Mills/NYT)

  • March 11, 2014 8:53 am

    popculturebrain:

    Watch: President Obama on ‘Between Two Ferns’ | FunnyorDie

    Not the funniest Between Two Ferns episode but still a pretty important political/pop culture moment for the presidency. It will be interesting to see if it does anything to help sway the uninsured young folks who still haven’t signed up for health care.

  • December 24, 2013 10:50 am
    The Most Surprising Photos of 2013: A fly lands between the eyes of U.S. President Barack Obama while he speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington (Photo by Larry Downing/Reuters via LightBox) View high resolution

    The Most Surprising Photos of 2013: A fly lands between the eyes of U.S. President Barack Obama while he speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington (Photo by Larry Downing/Reuters via LightBox)

  • December 17, 2013 11:02 am
    Time’s Best Photojournalism of 2013: U.S. President Barack Obama places his hand on two bibles as held by first lady Michelle Obama as his recites the oath of office during swearing-in ceremonies on the West front of the U.S Capitol in Washington. The first is the Bible used by former President Abraham Lincoln, when he took the oath of office in 1861. The second Bible is the so-called “traveling Bible,” used by slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. (Photo by Brooks Kraft/Time via LightBox) View high resolution

    Time’s Best Photojournalism of 2013: U.S. President Barack Obama places his hand on two bibles as held by first lady Michelle Obama as his recites the oath of office during swearing-in ceremonies on the West front of the U.S Capitol in Washington. The first is the Bible used by former President Abraham Lincoln, when he took the oath of office in 1861. The second Bible is the so-called “traveling Bible,” used by slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. (Photo by Brooks Kraft/Time via LightBox)

  • December 11, 2013 10:24 am
    
Suddenly this woman pulled out her mobile phone and took a photo of herself smiling with Cameron and the US president. I captured the scene reflexively. All around me in the stadium, South Africans were dancing, singing and laughing to honour their departed leader. It was more like a carnival atmosphere, not at all morbid. The ceremony had already gone on for two hours and would last another two. The atmosphere was totally relaxed – I didn’t see anything shocking in my viewfinder, president of the US or not. We are in Africa.
I later read on social media that Michelle Obama seemed to be rather peeved on seeing the Danish prime minister take the picture. But photos can lie. In reality, just a few seconds earlier the first lady was herself joking with those around her, Cameron and Schmidt included. Her stern look was captured by chance.

The story behind that ‘selfie’ (via AFP Blog) View high resolution

    Suddenly this woman pulled out her mobile phone and took a photo of herself smiling with Cameron and the US president. I captured the scene reflexively. All around me in the stadium, South Africans were dancing, singing and laughing to honour their departed leader. It was more like a carnival atmosphere, not at all morbid. The ceremony had already gone on for two hours and would last another two. The atmosphere was totally relaxed – I didn’t see anything shocking in my viewfinder, president of the US or not. We are in Africa.

    I later read on social media that Michelle Obama seemed to be rather peeved on seeing the Danish prime minister take the picture. But photos can lie. In reality, just a few seconds earlier the first lady was herself joking with those around her, Cameron and Schmidt included. Her stern look was captured by chance.

    The story behind that ‘selfie’ (via AFP Blog)

  • December 10, 2013 11:12 am
    afp-photo:

SOUTH AFRICA, Johannesburg : US President Barack Obama (R) and British Prime Minister David Cameron pose for a picture with Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt (C) next to US First Lady Michelle Obama (R) during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on December 10, 2013. Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, died in Johannesburg on December 5 at age 95. AFP PHOTO / ROBERTO SCHMIDT
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    SOUTH AFRICA, Johannesburg : US President Barack Obama (R) and British Prime Minister David Cameron pose for a picture with Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt (C) next to US First Lady Michelle Obama (R) during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on December 10, 2013. Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, died in Johannesburg on December 5 at age 95. AFP PHOTO / ROBERTO SCHMIDT

  • November 21, 2013 6:29 pm

    Obama’s Image Machine: Monopolistic Propaganda Funded by You

  • October 10, 2013 6:05 pm

    Report: Obama brings chilling effect on journalism