2018 BPPA Pictures of the Year 09 Politics 1. Jessica Rinaldi / Boston Globe Members of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church lay their hands on Governor Charlie Baker as they pray for him at the end of their service. 2. Brian Snyder / Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel hold a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 27, 2018. 3. Elizabeth Frantz / Freelance Former Secretary of the the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro meets members of the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s Latino Caucus at Casa Mezcal Mexican Grill in Nashua, N.H., on Oct. 24, 2018. HM 1. Nancy Lane / Boston Herald Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Mass Senate minority leader Bruce Tarr get an unexpectedly close up look at the storm’s after effects when they get hit by a wave while examining a damaged breakwater during a tour of Gloucester on Sunday,March 4, 2018.A powerful nor’easter hit the area and caused major damage due to flooding from unusually high tides and storm surges along the coast. HM 2. Nancy Lane / Boston Herald 6-foot-6-inch Gov. Charlie Baker ducks through a doorway as he arrives for the swearing in of Thomas A. Turco III as new Secretary of Public safety at the State House on December 6, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. HM 3. Meredith Nierman / WGBH Then Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley walks down Huntington Avenue in Boston with Campaign Manager Sarah Groh on August 29th, 2018 during the last stretch of campaigning ahead of the primary race for Massachusetts 7th Congressional District. Pressley unseated 20-year incumbent MIchael Capuano, becoming the first woman of color to represent Massachusetts in Congress and joining the most diverse class of freshman representatives in history.