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Caption contest: journalists angle for glimpse of fiscal cliff meeting

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Zachary M. Seward
By Zachary M. Seward

Chief executive officer

US congressional leaders arrived this afternoon at the White House, where President Obama was expected to reiterate his tax-policy demands in negotiations to avoid the set of year-end austerity measures known as the “fiscal cliff.” Journalists, however, were not invited.

Can you write a good caption for the photograph above? We think it perfectly captures the atmosphere in Washington, DC, right now. As with last time, tweet your suggested captions at @quartznews or email them to

We’ll publish any that make us laugh. Some early favorites:

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