TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2011

TIME has just picked  its Top 10 Photos of 2011  , I chose to feature this image because it was taken by fellow Luso American Pete Souza and since I hope to take his picture one day , I am just letting it out there , I also have to say that it makes me kinda sad that 9 out of 10 pictures portray scenes of war , devastation and tragedy .

Pete Souza—White House
Pete Souza. Situation Room, White House, Washington. May 1, 2011

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During the mission against Osama bin Laden, the President convened multiple meetings in the Situation Room throughout the day. The group moved to a smaller conference room within the Situation Room to monitor the mission as it happened in real time. This photograph is one from about 100 that I made in that setting, and one of about 1,000 that I made during the day. I didn’t realize this particular photograph would get so much attention mostly because I was so caught up in trying to document everything taking place. I do think in retrospect it accurately reflects the tension and emotion of everyone involved in the mission.