A Ringside Look at The Atlantic's September Cover Shoot

Obama and Romney look-alikes duke it out in the boxing ring

The two men on the cover of our September issue aren't actually Barack Obama and Mitt Romney -- but they certainly bear a striking resemblance to the candidates. For this shoot, photographer Alison Jackson brought these look-alikes to a New York gym and pitted them against one another in the ring. This video footage from her studio offers an up-close view of the action. Read the "Slugfest" cover story from James Fallows here


Jennie Rothenberg Gritz is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she edits digital features.

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