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Freshmen of the 112th Congress

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Newly elected freshman members of the upcoming 112th Congress pose for a class photo on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on November 19, 2010 in Washington, DC. . This week the new members have been undergoing orientation before taking office in January.

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Staff members photograph the freshmen class of House members of the upcoming 112th Congress during a group photo on the steps that lead to the House of Representatives, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010.

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Rep.-elect Cory Gardner, at left and Rep.-elect Scott Tipton, both from Colorado, get their picture taken by a staff member on the steps of the Capitol building in Washington, on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010.

Today the freshman class finally got to have their picture made on the steps of the Capitol even though they arrived in Washington 4 days earlier. Weather prevented the photo from being taken then, but today was sunny and cool – a perfect day for a class photo. This year’s group is the largest of House freshman in more than 60 years, numbering 93.  Of those, 34 have never been an elected official before, and only 9 are Democrats.  The Senate side has 16 new members, just 3 of those being Democrats.