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Monday, December 21, 2009

Seattle Times Pictures of the Year 2009

April 27: It was the last day of the legislative session in Olympia in April, and exhausted Sens. Ken Jacobsen, left, a Seattle Democrat, and Mark Schoesler, a Republican from Ritzville, wake up from a bipartisan snooze after a chime rings the Senate back into session. Most good political photos can cut both ways, and this one is no exception. It shows how incredibly hard politicians can work during a legislative session . . . on the last day.