Saturday, September 8, 2012

Summer in the City

What a blessing it's been to have work this Summer.


Marine One, with President Barack Obama aboard, comes in for a landing at Soldier Field in downtown Chicago, Ill. on Friday, June 1, 2012. The President is visiting his hometown of Chicago to appear at campaign fundraisers in the city. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

Surrounded by Secret Service Agents, President Barack Obama slips on his suit jacket as he exits his limousine before departing Reno, Nev. aboard Air Force One on Friday, May 11, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

President Barack Obama waves on the White House South Lawn after The Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, June 28, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at an LGBT campaign event at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on college affordability at the University of Nevada Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev. on Thursday, June 7, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Associated Press Luncheon during the 2012 American Society of Newspaper Editors Convention at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Tuesday, April 3, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

President Barack Obama arrives back to the White House South Lawn aboard Marine One after visiting wounded service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Thursday, June 28, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

President Barack Obama meets firefighters who battled wildfires in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood of Colorado Springs, Co. on Friday, June 29, 2012. The fires ravaged some homes but spared others in a seemingly random pattern of devastation. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

A Secret Service Agent stands watch as President Barack Obama (Not Pictured) greets firefighters in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood that was burned by wildfires in Colorado Springs, Co. on Friday, June 29, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

Water sprays from a melted sprinkler head in the smoldering front yard of a home destroyed by wildfires in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood of Colorado Springs, Co. Residents who fled the neighborhood tried to protect their homes by turning on lawn sprinklers and knocking down wooden fences surrounding their property. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

Former President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama arrive to unveil the official portraits of former President and First Lady George and Laura Bush in the East Room of the White House on Thursday, May 31, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

President Barack Obama's limousine leaves the Landmark Tower after a fundraiser for his re-election campaign in San Francisco, Calif. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

Restaurant workers watch as President Barack Obama's motorcade arrives in Times Squares for a campaign fundraiser at the New Amsterdam Theater in New York City, N.Y. on Monday, June 4, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a campaign fundraiser at the New Amsterdam Theater in New York City, N.Y. on Monday, June 4, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

A sign language interpreter translates President Barack Obama's remarks onstage near former President Bill Clinton at a campaign fundraiser at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, N.Y. on Monday, June 4, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

Supporters look on as President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago, Ill. on Friday, June 1, 2012. The President is visiting his hometown of Chicago to appear at campaign fundraisers in the city. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

A supporter of President Barack Obama looks on as he delivers remarks on college affordability at the University of Nevada Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev. on Thursday, June 7, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

Marine CH-46 "Phrog" helicopters from the HMX-1 Helicopter Squadron land at Bob Hope airport in Burbank, Calif. as President Obama travels to George Clooney's house for a campaign fundraiser on Thursday, May 10, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.




Marine Corporal Bob Johnson of the HMX-1 Helicopter Squadron looks through night vision goggles while flying in CH-
46 Phrog Nighthawk 4, a presidential support helicopter, during a lift from the Wall Street Helipad in Manhattan to John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday, June 4, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) point figures, literally, during their weekly news conferences on Capitol Hill. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

Just days before a hearing to determine whether he would be held in contempt of Congress Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

A Congressional staffer texts on her iPhone as Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) delivers an opening statement during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing regarding the markup of a possible contempt of Congress charge against Attorney General Eric Holder on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

Vietnam Veteran and George Allen supporter Al Cuppett stands for the Pledge of Allegiance with other supporters of Republican Senate candidate and former Virginia Governor George Allen during a Madison County Meet and Greet at Beasley's Park in downtown Madison, Va. on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

One of two month-old Cheetah cubs sits on a Cheetah stuffed animal nicknamed Mom during the cubs' noon feeding at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, or National Zoo, on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

2 Year-old female Cheetah Sanurra lounges inside an outdoor Cheetah enclosure at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va. on Thursday, June 14, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

5 Year-old male Cheetah Fatir paces inside his outdoor Cheetah enclosure at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va. on Thursday, June 14, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

Mail Handler Sam Bailey works near the flats sequencing system (FSS) machine at the United States Postal Service Dulles Processing and Distribution Center on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

An error-prone flats sequencing system (FSS) machine is pictured at the United States Postal Service Dulles Processing and Distribution Center in Dulles, Va. on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Even before the Postal Service begins closing some processing centers to cut costs, several businesses say they are already beginning to see a decline in service. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

(L-R) Senior Gabrielle Geonnotti and Junior Sarah Margolis, both of the Pan-Hellenic Council, wait to recruit incoming freshmen during College Night in the Marvin Center at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, June 14, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

Elementary school-aged girls wait to perform with their dance team during the halftime show of a Youngstown State University men's basketball game in Youngstown, Ohio on on Thursday, February 9, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times

A passerby sits in one of 857 school desks set up by the College Board on the National Mall near the Washington Monument representing the number of high school students who drop out each hour of every school day on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

Obama for American campaign fundraiser attendees in Chicago, Ill.

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**Photos copyright Luke Sharrett and The New York Times**

5 comments:

JonnyUps said...

Gorgeous moments in history. Good to see W in one of your shots again.

Lori said...

Gorgeous photos indeed - as usual well done Mr. Sharrett.

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