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Thursday, January 2, 2014

2013 Pictures of the Year

THE EYES HAVE IT.
July 13
Recruit Lucas Anderson pries his eyes open while taking a direct shot of pepper spray during police training at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission in Burien. “Pepper spray day” is part of a battery of physical and intellectual challenges recruits face during training.
When photographing news, whether in the courtroom or the classroom, my instincts are to capture telling moments. I look at people’s eyes and facial expressions, as it is usually those elements that tell the story and make me press the shutter. — Mike Siegel