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Nov. 7, 2012. President Obama celebrates with first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha at their election night victory rally in Chicago. (photo: Kevin Lamarque—Reuters)
From President Obama’s reelection and Superstorm Sandy’s aftermath to a deadly earthquake in Guatemala and a train cemetery in Bolivia, TIME presents the best photographs of the week.
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Nov. 7, 2012. President Obama celebrates with first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha at their election night victory rally in Chicago. (photo: Kevin Lamarque—Reuters)

From President Obama’s reelection and Superstorm Sandy’s aftermath to a deadly earthquake in Guatemala and a train cemetery in Bolivia, TIME presents the best photographs of the week.

See more photos here.

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From Herman Cain’s cowboy hat and Stephen Colbert’s super-PAC fun pack to binders, Big Bird and bayonets, objects became the visual sound bites of the 2012 election. TIME presents 100 objects that made their debut during this election.
Pictured: Joe Biden Teeth — Since 2008, comedian Jason Sudeikis has played Joe Biden on Saturday Night Live. Sudeikis has been helped by this prosthesis, molded on his teeth and painted by makeup artist Louie Zakarian to match the Vice President’s smile. Biden—or Big Daddy Joe, as he’s called on SNL—likes to talk, and his gaffes (when he jumped the gun on the President’s supportive statement about same-sex marriage, for example) have been a trademark of his time in office. His teeth, however, took the spotlight after the VP debate on Oct. 11, when he smirked and laughed so often at Paul Ryan that his smile took on, in critics’ eyes, an aggressive, condescending life of its own.

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Grant Cornett for TIME

From Herman Cain’s cowboy hat and Stephen Colbert’s super-PAC fun pack to binders, Big Bird and bayonets, objects became the visual sound bites of the 2012 election. TIME presents 100 objects that made their debut during this election.

Pictured: Joe Biden Teeth — Since 2008, comedian Jason Sudeikis has played Joe Biden on Saturday Night Live. Sudeikis has been helped by this prosthesis, molded on his teeth and painted by makeup artist Louie Zakarian to match the Vice President’s smile. Biden—or Big Daddy Joe, as he’s called on SNL—likes to talk, and his gaffes (when he jumped the gun on the President’s supportive statement about same-sex marriage, for example) have been a trademark of his time in office. His teeth, however, took the spotlight after the VP debate on Oct. 11, when he smirked and laughed so often at Paul Ryan that his smile took on, in critics’ eyes, an aggressive, condescending life of its own.

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Brooks Kraft—Corbis for TIME
President Obama and his team have spent the last two weeks crisscrossing the country to make their final appeals to voters. Veteran political photographer Brooks Kraft has been there to document the campaign’s final days. See the photos here on LightBox.
Pictured: Oct. 25, 2012. President Obama attends a campaign rally in Tampa.

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Brooks Kraft—Corbis for TIME

President Obama and his team have spent the last two weeks crisscrossing the country to make their final appeals to voters. Veteran political photographer Brooks Kraft has been there to document the campaign’s final days. See the photos here on LightBox.

Pictured: Oct. 25, 2012. President Obama attends a campaign rally in Tampa.

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“That’s because the pictures are somehow scary all over again—and sadder than the haunted house itself. Reality is seeping into these pictures like maggots squirming into a leaky coffin. Walls are cracking open, curtains gape onto the next room, all those plugs and wires takes us right into the mortal hands of the folks we’re paying for this illusion of an illusion, this brief moment of terror we can conquer, unlike the real dread lurking behind it. These fearful fragments we have shored against our real ruins. They’re no match for what really frightens us: blood, as the sign in one picture says, guts, gore. Meat sacs, long pigs, wetware, bags of bones, bleeders. Our horrors, ourselves.”
Lisa Kereszi’s photographs of haunted houses here on LightBox.

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“That’s because the pictures are somehow scary all over again—and sadder than the haunted house itself. Reality is seeping into these pictures like maggots squirming into a leaky coffin. Walls are cracking open, curtains gape onto the next room, all those plugs and wires takes us right into the mortal hands of the folks we’re paying for this illusion of an illusion, this brief moment of terror we can conquer, unlike the real dread lurking behind it. These fearful fragments we have shored against our real ruins. They’re no match for what really frightens us: blood, as the sign in one picture says, guts, gore. Meat sacs, long pigs, wetware, bags of bones, bleeders. Our horrors, ourselves.”

Lisa Kereszi’s photographs of haunted houses here on LightBox.

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President Barack Obama aggressively challenged Republican candidate Mitt Romney on jobs, energy and Libya in their second debate on Tuesday as the Democrat tried reclaim the momentum in a tight White House race.
Obama was much sharper and more energetic than in their first debate two weeks ago, when his listless performance was heavily criticized and gave Romney’s campaign a much-needed boost.
The incumbent fought back against Romney’s accusations that he had played down the attack by Islamist militants in Libya last month that killed four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
“I’m the president and I’m always responsible,” Obama said.
The two men argued over whether the White House had described the Benghazi attack as terrorism or not, with Obama saying he had in fact called it an act of terror when he spoke in the Rose Garden the following day.
READ ON: Obama takes offensive against Romney in debate rematch

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President Barack Obama aggressively challenged Republican candidate Mitt Romney on jobs, energy and Libya in their second debate on Tuesday as the Democrat tried reclaim the momentum in a tight White House race.

Obama was much sharper and more energetic than in their first debate two weeks ago, when his listless performance was heavily criticized and gave Romney’s campaign a much-needed boost.

The incumbent fought back against Romney’s accusations that he had played down the attack by Islamist militants in Libya last month that killed four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.

“I’m the president and I’m always responsible,” Obama said.

The two men argued over whether the White House had described the Benghazi attack as terrorism or not, with Obama saying he had in fact called it an act of terror when he spoke in the Rose Garden the following day.

READ ON: Obama takes offensive against Romney in debate rematch

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Sept. 3, 2012. 7-year-old Michah Robinson poses in a souvenir photo booth at the Carolina Fest street festival during preparations for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
From an eruption on the sun and the death of Rev. Sun Myung Moon in South Korea to Redhead Day in the Netherlands and students heading back to school around the world, TIME presents the best images of the week. 
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Sept. 3, 2012. 7-year-old Michah Robinson poses in a souvenir photo booth at the Carolina Fest street festival during preparations for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

From an eruption on the sun and the death of Rev. Sun Myung Moon in South Korea to Redhead Day in the Netherlands and students heading back to school around the world, TIME presents the best images of the week. 

See more photos here.


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Magnum Photographers on their craft — part two

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What advice would you give to a photographer starting out?

Stuart Franklin: Take photographs, then more photographs. Of anything – friends, yourself, family. Train your eye.

Moises Saman: Be passionate about what you doing and always aim for honesty in your work. 

Mark Power: Find a subject you are interested in and make work about it. If you are struggling to find your own voice, don’t worry; look at and learn from the history of photography, so you have some idea where your work fits and so you are not reinventing the wheel.  Read books about the subject – good ones – and visit exhibitions. Research your ideas, but not to the point where you “talk a good picture” while there are no decent pictures on the table – I see/hear this a lot! Don’t be afraid to be heavily influenced by others – eventually your own voice will come out. Take risks; get out of your comfort zone. But you must be committed, and work hard. And be patient: recognition rarely comes quickly.

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Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas eats breakfast while stretching on the stairs of her host family’s home in Des Moines, Iowa.
In his portrait series of gold-medal hopefuls for TIME’s 2012 Olympics special issue, Martin Schoeller shows three U.S. team members—gymnast Gabby Douglas, runner Lolo Jones and swimmer Ryan Lochte—whose passion for sport isn’t contained by training center walls.
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Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas eats breakfast while stretching on the stairs of her host family’s home in Des Moines, Iowa.

In his portrait series of gold-medal hopefuls for TIME’s 2012 Olympics special issue, Martin Schoeller shows three U.S. team members—gymnast Gabby Douglas, runner Lolo Jones and swimmer Ryan Lochte—whose passion for sport isn’t contained by training center walls.

See more photos here.