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Lawmakers Convene For Opening Of The 114th Congress

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) hands Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) the speaker’s gavel during the first session of the 114th Congress in the House Chambers January 6, 2015. Boehner maintained his speakership but with two dozen House Republicans voting against him. Today Congress convened its first session of the 114th Congress with Republicans controlling both the House and Senate. By Mark Wilson/Getty Images. Update from a reader:

Good Lord, at first glance I thought this was Obama and Pelosi. Why is Boehner so dark in this photo?