Relive 2011's Influential Moments Through the Eyes of History
From the brink of war to raucous political rallies, the photographers of the White House News Photographers Association have stood at the forefront of historical news making events.
"The Eyes of History 2012," is a new exhibit at the Newseum in Washington. It highlights over 70 award-winning photos capturing 2011's most influential moments. The collection picks out top contenders from the annual competition, from Photographer of the Year to Political Photo of the Year, in over 50 categories.
Relive the moment President Obama shook The Medal of Honor recipient's prosthetic hand and travel the campaign trail with Callista and Newt. The following slideshow highlights the top political photos at the exhibit.
Before WHNPA's founding in 1921, only two things were barred from the U.S. Capitol-- dogs and photographers. President Warren G. Harding incorporated the press from there on out, giving them the ability to document history.
See the photos on display at the Newseum through Mar. 29, 2013 or visit the NewsHour 's Flicker feed for more political photos.