5 Pictures Of Mitt Romney Looking Sad

The Republican candidate was gracious at the end, but couldn't help looking a bit sad at his defeat.

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Mitt takes to the stage at his concession rally in Boston, Massachussetts, with his eyes downcast.

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Let's have a close-up, just to be sure. Observe the sadness in his eyes, while he tries to plaster on a philosophical grin.

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Mitt is comforted by his wife. Paul Ryan is pulling a very sad face here indeed.

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It's a fact that black and white photos are extra sad.

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The saddest face of all, during Mitt's concession speech to his supporters. Watch it in full here:

 
And as a special bonus, let's have a picture of Barack and Michelle looking happy:
 
Mitt Romney acknowledges the cheers of his supporters at his rally in Boston. Photograph: Getty Images

Caroline Crampton is assistant editor of the New Statesman.

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Quiz: Can you identify fake news?

The furore around "fake" news shows no sign of abating. Can you spot what's real and what's not?

Hillary Clinton has spoken out today to warn about the fake news epidemic sweeping the world. Clinton went as far as to say that "lives are at risk" from fake news, the day after Pope Francis compared reading fake news to eating poop. (Side note: with real news like that, who needs the fake stuff?)

The sweeping distrust in fake news has caused some confusion, however, as many are unsure about how to actually tell the reals and the fakes apart. Short from seeing whether the logo will scratch off and asking the man from the market where he got it from, how can you really identify fake news? Take our test to see whether you have all the answers.

 

 

In all seriousness, many claim that identifying fake news is a simple matter of checking the source and disbelieving anything "too good to be true". Unfortunately, however, fake news outlets post real stories too, and real news outlets often slip up and publish the fakes. Use fact-checking websites like Snopes to really get to the bottom of a story, and always do a quick Google before you share anything. 

Amelia Tait is a technology and digital culture writer at the New Statesman.