The Digital Journalist
© Melina Mara
Overeager supporters try to help newly-elected Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) down from the stage during an evening celebration at the Chamber of Commerce Building that followed her swearing-in ceremony as a U.S. senator. The 66-year-old Dole had to pull away from the crowd's grip and insist on finding a safer route to the floor. (January 2003)

Watch a video clip of Melina Mara discussing this photo:
"When young women come to the Capitol and Senator Clinton passes, you see these teenage girls say, "Oh that's Senator Clinton!"" [view clip]