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Monday, August 9, 2010

President Barack Obama visits Austin

I got the opportunity today to photograph the presidential motorcade and Air Force One during Barack Obama’s visit to Austin. I was working in a support role to the rest of the staff today who were covering Obama’s arrival, the president’s speech at the University of Texas and crowd reactions at places in between. With such a huge news story, it was very cool to be able to contribute to the staff’s coverage, especially as an intern. While some might be disappointed that they are not photographing the speech itself, as an intern you have to be humble and be thankful that you were asked to contribute to a big news story.

It's business as usual at Callahan's General Store off of U.S. 183 as Air Force One carrying President Barack Obama prepares to land at Bergstrom International Airport on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010.

It's business as usual at Callahan's General Store off of U.S. 183 as Air Force One carrying President Barack Obama prepares to land at Bergstrom International Airport on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010.

President Barack Obama's motorcade passes under Riverside Drive as it heads South on Interstate 35 towards Bergstrom International Airport on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. Obama spoke to Democratic fundraisers downtown and students at the University of Texas before concluding his trip to Austin. Later in the day, the president is scheduled to make a stop in Dallas.

President Barack Obama's motorcade passes under Riverside Drive as it heads South on Interstate 35 towards Bergstrom International Airport on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. Obama spoke to Democratic fundraisers downtown and students at the University of Texas before concluding his trip to Austin. Later in the day, the president is scheduled to make a stop in Dallas.

An armored limousine carrying President Barack Obama passes heads South on Interstate 35 towards Bergstrom International Airport on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. Obama spoke to Democratic fundraisers downtown and students at the University of Texas before concluding his trip to Austin. Later in the day, the president is scheduled to make a stop in Dallas.

An armored limousine carrying President Barack Obama passes heads South on Interstate 35 towards Bergstrom International Airport on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. Obama spoke to Democratic fundraisers downtown and students at the University of Texas before concluding his trip to Austin. Later in the day, the president is scheduled to make a stop in Dallas.

The presidential motorcade carries President Barack Obama and others North on I-35 near the off ramp for Riverside Drive as Obama makes his way to the Four Seasons for a fundraiser on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010.

The presidential motorcade carries President Barack Obama and others North on I-35 near the off ramp for Riverside Drive as Obama makes his way to the Four Seasons for a fundraiser on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010.

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