The top image is well handled by photographer Chip Somodevilla. Looking at the size of the press pool as seen in the wider image below, making an image without other reporters, the construction eye-sore to the right and without a tree branch ill-placed and coming out of Boehner's head was not a challenge met by many photographers.
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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) (C) talks to reporters with House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (L) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) after a lunch meeting at the White House on Feb. 9 in Washington, DC. The House Republican leadership was invited to a lunch meeting with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and White House Chief of Staff William Daley to talk about jobs and the economy.
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House Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, center, accompanied by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., right, and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of Calif. speaks to members of the media outside the White House in Washington on Feb. 9, following their luncheon with President Barack Obama.
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