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Capitol Lens: Happy Together

Scott J. Ferrell/CQ Roll Call

There is a lot going on in this photo from last years State of the Union address. President Barack Obamas second State of the Union address had a different look and feel from others of the modern era. A number of Members chose to forgo the tradition of segregating themselves by party including (from left) Sens. John Kerry, John McCain and Tom Udall and all wore a ribbon to honor Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. But that nights Kumbaya moment didnt last long, with Congress spending almost all of 2011 locked in policy disagreements.

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