The most epic photos of American politicians in 2012.
GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich arrives at a polling station on Jan. 10 in Manchester, N.H.
President Barack Obama is all smiles during a campaign stop at George Mason University's Center for the Fine Arts Concert Hall in Fairfax, Va., on Oct. 5.
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), his eye blackened from an injury sustained during a pick-up ice hockey game.
Supporters wave to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), as their bus departs a campaign stop Aug. 11 in Manassas, Va.
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) addresses reporters during his weekly press conference on Capitol Hill on Feb. 16 in Washington.
During a break, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum slaps fellow candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) on the back at a CNN presidential debate on Feb. 22 in Mesa, Ariz.
A podium is set up before a 9/11 tribute on the east front of the Capitol Building on Sept. 11 in Washington.
Scenes outside the Supreme Court as the Affordable Care Act ruling is announced on June 28 in Washington.
Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz., left) holds a campaign fundraiser at the Scottsdale Gun Club on Feb. 21 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Balloons drop as GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), wave to the crowd at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 30.
Actor and activist George Cooney is escorted into a Senate Foreign Relations hearing on issues regarding the Sudan by Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.) and ranking member Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) on March 13.
VietNow National Vice President Jim Stepanek takes a moment after making an etching of a fallen soldier Nov. 9 at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is pictured during an exclusive interview with POLITICO on July 17 in Washington.
Workers and volunteers make calls at an Obama For America field office in Woodbridge, Va., on Nov. 1.
A family braves the weather to visit the National Mall as Hurricane Sandy threatened the east coast Oct. 29 in Washington.
Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm gives a speech on Sept. 6 at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.