It is rare that I feature a photo here
that I did not take myself,
but I must share this powerful picture
by Emmanual Dunand of AFP/Getty Images,
which is among a collection
of 35 awe-inspiring, candid photos
taken of Barack Obama during the past few weeks.
Each one is more beautiful than the last,
reflecting the many sides of a man
we have chosen to lead us,
and keep hope alive.