Rand Paul is captured here during the simple task of helping his mother, Carol — wife of a House Member and mother of the Senator — from the Senate subway. The best photojournalism can be the everyday things that we take for granted. When those quiet occasions are frozen in time by the camera and we have a chance to study them, they become really special moments.
Sen Mary Landrieu, D-La., poses for a selfie with LSU football fans as she campaigns at tailgate parties on the Louisiana State University campus before the LSU-Mississippi State game on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Buy photo here.