2016 Eyes of History: Still Contest: Picture Story/Politics

First Place

Bill Clark, Roll Call
Cruz Country: While most candidates headed to Iowa and New Hampshire after the first GOP presidential primary debate in Cleveland, Ohio, candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, headed south to kick off a bus tour of the 'SEC Primary' states to build early support in the region. The delegate-rich primary is crucial in order for Cruz to take the GOP nomination.

Second Place

Doug Mills, New York Times
Bloody Sunday Remembered: President Obama and the First Family joined thousands of Americans in Selma, Alabama to honor the sacrifice and bravery of the men and women who bled there in 1965, in support of voting rights for all African Americans.

Third Place

Doug Mills, New York Times
Obama Visits Africa: After years of anticipation, President Barack Obama finally visited his father's native Kenya, made history and captivated a nation. Obama visited both Kenya and Ethiopia, and attended the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit. This is likely his final trip to Africa as president.

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