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Portfolio of work: Larry Downing

<p>Then President George W. Bush boards Air Force One after speaking about Hurricane Katrina's damage to the nation on network television from Jackson Square in New Orleans, September 15, 2005.  REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

Then President George W. Bush boards Air Force One after speaking about Hurricane Katrina's damage to the nation on network television from Jackson Square in New Orleans, September 15, 2005. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Then President George W. Bush boards Air Force One after speaking about Hurricane Katrina's damage to the nation on network television from Jackson Square in New Orleans, September 15, 2005. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Sister Chantal Peyton of the Little Sisters of the Poor, in Newark, Delaware, uses a pair of binoculars to look at the stadium before Pope Benedict XVI conducts Mass in Washington Nationals Park during his visit to the United States, April 17, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing</p>

Sister Chantal Peyton of the Little Sisters of the Poor, in Newark, Delaware, uses a pair of binoculars to look at the stadium before Pope Benedict XVI conducts Mass in Washington Nationals Park during his visit to the United States, April 17, 2008....more

Sister Chantal Peyton of the Little Sisters of the Poor, in Newark, Delaware, uses a pair of binoculars to look at the stadium before Pope Benedict XVI conducts Mass in Washington Nationals Park during his visit to the United States, April 17, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Desiree Fairooz of Texas, 50, jumps up in front of then U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice before Rice testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington October 24, 2007. Fairooz, an anti-war protester waved blood-colored hands in Rice's face at a congressional hearing and shouted "war criminal!", but was pushed away and detained by police. At right is the committee Chairman Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA). REUTERS/Larry Downing</p>

Desiree Fairooz of Texas, 50, jumps up in front of then U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice before Rice testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington October 24, 2007. Fairooz, an anti-war protester waved...more

Desiree Fairooz of Texas, 50, jumps up in front of then U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice before Rice testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington October 24, 2007. Fairooz, an anti-war protester waved blood-colored hands in Rice's face at a congressional hearing and shouted "war criminal!", but was pushed away and detained by police. At right is the committee Chairman Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA). REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Then President George W. Bush greets members of the 2008 U.S. Summer Olympic Team at Fencing Hall at the 2008 Olympic Games complex in Beijing August 8, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

Then President George W. Bush greets members of the 2008 U.S. Summer Olympic Team at Fencing Hall at the 2008 Olympic Games complex in Beijing August 8, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Then President George W. Bush greets members of the 2008 U.S. Summer Olympic Team at Fencing Hall at the 2008 Olympic Games complex in Beijing August 8, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Barack Obama stands in front of then Hillary Clinton as they arrive for then President George W. Bush's annual State of the Union speech to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 23, 2007. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

Barack Obama stands in front of then Hillary Clinton as they arrive for then President George W. Bush's annual State of the Union speech to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 23, 2007. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Barack Obama stands in front of then Hillary Clinton as they arrive for then President George W. Bush's annual State of the Union speech to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 23, 2007. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi reacts as she takes the podium for the first time after she was elected the first ever female Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives on the first day of the 110th Congress in Washington January 4, 2007. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi reacts as she takes the podium for the first time after she was elected the first ever female Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives on the first day of the 110th Congress in Washington January 4, 2007....more

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi reacts as she takes the podium for the first time after she was elected the first ever female Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives on the first day of the 110th Congress in Washington January 4, 2007. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Then President George W. Bush speaks about immigration reform at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington June 1, 2006. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

Then President George W. Bush speaks about immigration reform at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington June 1, 2006. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Then President George W. Bush speaks about immigration reform at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington June 1, 2006. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Then President George W. Bush negotiates his umbrella in the wind during a rainstorm after stepping off Marine One at Andrews Air Force Base, June 1, 2004. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

Then President George W. Bush negotiates his umbrella in the wind during a rainstorm after stepping off Marine One at Andrews Air Force Base, June 1, 2004. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Then President George W. Bush negotiates his umbrella in the wind during a rainstorm after stepping off Marine One at Andrews Air Force Base, June 1, 2004. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Then President George W. Bush holds his dog Barney after arriving at TSTC in Waco, Texas, December 26, 2007. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

Then President George W. Bush holds his dog Barney after arriving at TSTC in Waco, Texas, December 26, 2007. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Then President George W. Bush holds his dog Barney after arriving at TSTC in Waco, Texas, December 26, 2007. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Then President George W. Bush visits nuns at the Church of the Beatitudes in Galilee, Israel, January 11, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

Then President George W. Bush visits nuns at the Church of the Beatitudes in Galilee, Israel, January 11, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Then President George W. Bush visits nuns at the Church of the Beatitudes in Galilee, Israel, January 11, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>The rear stairs of Air Force One are lowered to the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base before then President George W. Bush departs Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington for a trip to Texas before returning to Washington later on December 12, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

The rear stairs of Air Force One are lowered to the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base before then President George W. Bush departs Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington for a trip to Texas before returning to Washington later on December 12, 2008....more

The rear stairs of Air Force One are lowered to the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base before then President George W. Bush departs Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington for a trip to Texas before returning to Washington later on December 12, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Then Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan listens to a question while testifying before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill, February 17, 2005. Greenspan presented to Congress the Monetary Policy Report. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

Then Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan listens to a question while testifying before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill, February 17, 2005. Greenspan presented to Congress the Monetary Policy Report....more

Then Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan listens to a question while testifying before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill, February 17, 2005. Greenspan presented to Congress the Monetary Policy Report. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>The damaged area of the Pentagon building, where a commercial jetliner slammed into it September 11, is seen in the early morning at sunrise with the U.S. Capitol Building in the background, September 16, 2001.  REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

The damaged area of the Pentagon building, where a commercial jetliner slammed into it September 11, is seen in the early morning at sunrise with the U.S. Capitol Building in the background, September 16, 2001. REUTERS/Larry Downing

The damaged area of the Pentagon building, where a commercial jetliner slammed into it September 11, is seen in the early morning at sunrise with the U.S. Capitol Building in the background, September 16, 2001. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Then President George W. Bush is reflected in a rain puddle during a refuel stop at Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks, Alaska, before continuing on for a three-nation tour of Asia, August 4, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

Then President George W. Bush is reflected in a rain puddle during a refuel stop at Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks, Alaska, before continuing on for a three-nation tour of Asia, August 4, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Then President George W. Bush is reflected in a rain puddle during a refuel stop at Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks, Alaska, before continuing on for a three-nation tour of Asia, August 4, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>A young girl jumps rope on the sidewalk next to her family's belongings after she, her parents, and her four brothers and sisters, received a court order of eviction that was carried out by McLennan County Deputy Constables in Waco, Texas, December 31, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

A young girl jumps rope on the sidewalk next to her family's belongings after she, her parents, and her four brothers and sisters, received a court order of eviction that was carried out by McLennan County Deputy Constables in Waco, Texas, December...more

A young girl jumps rope on the sidewalk next to her family's belongings after she, her parents, and her four brothers and sisters, received a court order of eviction that was carried out by McLennan County Deputy Constables in Waco, Texas, December 31, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Then Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke reports his Monetary Policy Report before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 15, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

Then Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke reports his Monetary Policy Report before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 15, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Then Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke reports his Monetary Policy Report before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 15, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>President Barack Obama delivers remarks to members of the Business Council in the East Room of the White House in Washington, February 13, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

President Barack Obama delivers remarks to members of the Business Council in the East Room of the White House in Washington, February 13, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

President Barack Obama delivers remarks to members of the Business Council in the East Room of the White House in Washington, February 13, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Then President George W. Bush and Pope Benedict XVI listen to a band on the South Lawn of the White House as Bush welcomed the Pope to the United States at the ceremony in Washington, April 16, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

Then President George W. Bush and Pope Benedict XVI listen to a band on the South Lawn of the White House as Bush welcomed the Pope to the United States at the ceremony in Washington, April 16, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Then President George W. Bush and Pope Benedict XVI listen to a band on the South Lawn of the White House as Bush welcomed the Pope to the United States at the ceremony in Washington, April 16, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>President Barack Obama listens to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper hold a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, February 19, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

President Barack Obama listens to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper hold a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, February 19, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

President Barack Obama listens to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper hold a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, February 19, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Thousands of Common Grackle birds fly over downtown Waco and the Alico Building after sunset in Texas December 31, 2007. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

Thousands of Common Grackle birds fly over downtown Waco and the Alico Building after sunset in Texas December 31, 2007. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Thousands of Common Grackle birds fly over downtown Waco and the Alico Building after sunset in Texas December 31, 2007. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Then President George W. Bush and Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert smile during an arrival ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv January 9, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

Then President George W. Bush and Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert smile during an arrival ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv January 9, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Then President George W. Bush and Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert smile during an arrival ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv January 9, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Then President George W. Bush and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas hold hands after talking to the press in Sharm El Sheikh, May 17, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

Then President George W. Bush and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas hold hands after talking to the press in Sharm El Sheikh, May 17, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Then President George W. Bush and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas hold hands after talking to the press in Sharm El Sheikh, May 17, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Then President George W. Bush walks in before making a statement about appropriations while in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, October 26, 2007. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

Then President George W. Bush walks in before making a statement about appropriations while in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, October 26, 2007. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Then President George W. Bush walks in before making a statement about appropriations while in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, October 26, 2007. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>All eyes are upon then Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as she testifies about 'The International Affairs Budget Request for Fiscal 2007' at the U.S. House International Relations Committee hearings on Capitol Hill February 16, 2006. REUTERS/Larry Downing</p>

All eyes are upon then Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as she testifies about 'The International Affairs Budget Request for Fiscal 2007' at the U.S. House International Relations Committee hearings on Capitol Hill February 16, 2006. REUTERS/Larry...more

All eyes are upon then Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as she testifies about 'The International Affairs Budget Request for Fiscal 2007' at the U.S. House International Relations Committee hearings on Capitol Hill February 16, 2006. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Then President George W. Bush and first lady Laura wave with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai from a golf cart after Karzai's arrival at the Presidential retreat, Camp David, outside of Thurmont, Maryland, for a two-day visit, August 5, 2007. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

Then President George W. Bush and first lady Laura wave with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai from a golf cart after Karzai's arrival at the Presidential retreat, Camp David, outside of Thurmont, Maryland, for a two-day visit, August 5, 2007....more

Then President George W. Bush and first lady Laura wave with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai from a golf cart after Karzai's arrival at the Presidential retreat, Camp David, outside of Thurmont, Maryland, for a two-day visit, August 5, 2007. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Then President George W. Bush's pet dogs, Barney (bottom) and Spot (top) step off Marine One under the guard of a U.S. Marine on the South Lawn of the White House, May 5, 2003.  REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

Then President George W. Bush's pet dogs, Barney (bottom) and Spot (top) step off Marine One under the guard of a U.S. Marine on the South Lawn of the White House, May 5, 2003. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Then President George W. Bush's pet dogs, Barney (bottom) and Spot (top) step off Marine One under the guard of a U.S. Marine on the South Lawn of the White House, May 5, 2003. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>A passenger jet departs Washington's Reagan National Airport with a full moon as a backdrop, May 28, 1999. REUTERS/Larry Downing</p>

A passenger jet departs Washington's Reagan National Airport with a full moon as a backdrop, May 28, 1999. REUTERS/Larry Downing

A passenger jet departs Washington's Reagan National Airport with a full moon as a backdrop, May 28, 1999. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Then President Bill Clinton listens to introductory remarks as he prepares to speak about housing assistance at the Boys &amp; Girls Club of Baltimore, December 23, 1998.  REUTERS/Larry Downing</p>

Then President Bill Clinton listens to introductory remarks as he prepares to speak about housing assistance at the Boys & Girls Club of Baltimore, December 23, 1998. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Then President Bill Clinton listens to introductory remarks as he prepares to speak about housing assistance at the Boys & Girls Club of Baltimore, December 23, 1998. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>A member of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team flies over the Air Force Memorial while practicing for the opening ceremony of the memorial while in Arlington October 12, 2006. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

A member of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team flies over the Air Force Memorial while practicing for the opening ceremony of the memorial while in Arlington October 12, 2006. REUTERS/Larry Downing

A member of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team flies over the Air Force Memorial while practicing for the opening ceremony of the memorial while in Arlington October 12, 2006. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Then President George W. Bush is chased by a cicada as he walks up the steps to Air Force One outside of Washington at Andrews Air Force Base, May 25, 2004. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

Then President George W. Bush is chased by a cicada as he walks up the steps to Air Force One outside of Washington at Andrews Air Force Base, May 25, 2004. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Then President George W. Bush is chased by a cicada as he walks up the steps to Air Force One outside of Washington at Andrews Air Force Base, May 25, 2004. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>U.S. Secret Service agents walk on the tarmac before the arrival of then President George W. Bush on Marine One in Waco, Texas, August 7, 2002.  REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

U.S. Secret Service agents walk on the tarmac before the arrival of then President George W. Bush on Marine One in Waco, Texas, August 7, 2002. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. Secret Service agents walk on the tarmac before the arrival of then President George W. Bush on Marine One in Waco, Texas, August 7, 2002. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Shadows are cast on the White House in the early morning in Washington, February 4, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

Shadows are cast on the White House in the early morning in Washington, February 4, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Shadows are cast on the White House in the early morning in Washington, February 4, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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