Face Of The Day


Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) presides over full committee hearing about national intelligence on Capitol Hill February 27, 2007 in Washington, DC. National Intelligence Director John McConnell testified during the open hearing on current and future worldwide threats to the national security of the United States, including the situations in Iraq, Afghanistan, North Korea and Iran. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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British Ultimate Fighting Champion Michael Bisping poses for photographs during the photocall to announce the arrival of Ultimate Fighting Championship bouts in the UK. 23 February, 2007, Manchester, England. Ultimate fighting, a mixture of martial arts is claimed to be one of the world’s fastest growing sports and the largest championship in Britain is to be staged at Manchester’s MEN arena on 21st April. (By Christopher Furlong/Getty.)

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Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley, M.D., surgeon general of the Army, holds a news conference after leading members of the news media on tours of outpatient housing at Walter Reed Army Medical Center February 22, 2007 in Washington, DC. Military officials held the news conference to address stories in the Washington Post about the poor living conditions for some outpatient soldiers at Walter Reed.

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A Catholic minister marks with ash the forehead of a female Roman Catholic devotee in the shape of a cross during the observance of Ash Wednesday, 21 February 2007, marking the start of the lenten season. The ash Wednesday ritual symbolizes a penitential system which can be traced to the first century of Christianity when confessions were done publicly. Photo by Luis Liwanaga/AFP/Getty.

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Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler performs on stage at an exclusive gig to promote ‘Hyde Park Calling’ at The Hard Rock Cafe on February 19, 2007 in London, England. The event, presented by Hard Rock, is set to take place on June 23 and 24 this year and the band will headline on the second of the two days at their first UK concert date in 8 years.

(Photo by Claire Greenway/Getty)

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U.S. Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) speaks to reporters as he campaigns at the National Religious Broadcasters convention for the Republican Presidential nomination February 17, 2007 in Orlando, Florida. As the race for president starts to heat up some of the Republican candidates are paying a visit to the religious gathering that some call the base of the Republican Party. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Gene Doughty, 83, of the Bronx borough of New York City, a combat veteran from the battle of Iwo Jima, attends the Combat Veterans of Iwo Jima Symposium and Reunion February 16, 2007 in Arlington, Virginia. Doughty served as a squad leader in the 36th Depot Company, 5th Marine Division during the battle of Iwo Jima. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty.)

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Pfc. Devin Franey of Oakland, New Jersey of the 2-12 Cavalry Regiment of the 1st Cavalry Division smokes a cigarette at Combat Outpost Casino before a mission February 16, 2007 in the Gazaliyah neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Face of the Day


An Iraqi man injured in a car bomb explosion lies on a hospital bed February 12, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq.

With this photo, I’m going to try to introduce a new feature, made possible by the Atlantic’s Getty Images subscription. I hope to take the time each day to review as many of the news photographs in the past 24 hours and find a simple face to express something somewhere that is going on in the world. This is a depressing start, but I hope to include the full variety of human experience captured by Getty’s superb photographers. The criteria are simply a face and the past day.

(Photo: Wathiq Khuzaie/Getty.)