Moving photo of tear rolling down President Obama's face

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New York Times photographer Doug Mills captures moment where a tear rolls down the side of the president’s face during campaign event in Des Moines.

POLITICO’s Reid Epstein has the backstory from Des Moines at the ‘last campaign event’ of Obama’s political career: “Obama, appearing on stage with his wife for the first time since the day after the Democratic National Convention, spoke from a lectern just yards from his original Iowa campaign headquarters. …. He even told the unabridged version of the origin of his ubiquitous ‘fired up, ready to go’ chant that originated at a small meeting in Greenwood, S.C., in 2008. The story, which Obama told at length at the last rally of his 2008 campaign, has become a staple of Obama 2012 events, but only on video. … This night was a return to the optimistic and idealistic Obama, who went through a 29-minute speech without a single mention of or allusion to GOP rival Mitt Romney. The moment moved him to tears, a few of which descended from his left eye.”

Via Morning Score.

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