Check out the four remote-controlled cameras on the right side of the top image. If you look closely, you can see a lens poking out between the pillars ahead and to the right of Obama. These enable photographers to make images from vantage points where they're not allowed to be, but their cameras are. The second image, I believe, is from one of those remote cameras.
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President Barack Obama walks out of a news conference the day after Republicans gained 60 seats in the House of Representatives during the midterm elections, in the East Room of the White House November 3, in Washington, DC. As of the morning of Novmber 3, the Republican party had won 239 seats in the House, giving the GOP control of the chamber for the first time since 2006. The power shift could jeopardize Obama's legislative plans for the next two years.
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