Award-winning Getty Images photojournalist Chip Somodevilla is best known for covering US politics, especially during election season. Over the last two weeks he has been covering the UK general election through the prism of a Washington lens.

UK election 2015
May 8, 2015: Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha arrive at party headquarters in London after the election victoryChip Somodevilla/Getty Images
UK election 2015
May 8, 2015: Journalists sitting outside 10 Downing Street watch Ukip leader Nigel Farage's concession speech on a mobile phoneChip Somodevilla/Getty Images
UK election 2015
May 8, 2015: A sign left over from the previous day's anarchist protest promises more violence if there is a Tory win in the general elections in LondonChip Somodevilla/Getty Images
UK election 2015
May 8, 2015: Prime Minister David Cameron delivers brief remarks to the news media in front of 10 Downing Street after returning from Buckingham PalaceChip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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May 7, 2015: Clearing a path for her boss, a Labour Party campaign worker moves white stones off the black path before Ed Miliband leaves the polling station at Sutton Village Hall in Doncaster, South YorkshireChip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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May 6, 2015: People wait for David Cameron to arrive at the Harris & Hetherington Livestock Mart in Carlisle. Chip Somodevilla says: "With a slight whiff of animal dung in the air, the Cameron campaign ends. Why his campaign decided to hold his last semi-public event in a livestock auction facility is a mystery to me. It was evident that some industrial-strength cleaners had been used to scrub the facility, but they couldn't totally erase what the barn-sized room was built for."Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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May 6, 2015: Prime Minister David Cameron addresses his campaign rally for the general election at the Harris & Hetherington Livestock Mart in Carlisle, CumbriaChip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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May 6, 2015: Conservative supporters listen to Prime Minister David Cameron as he addresses his final campaign rally at the Harris & Hetherington Livestock Mart in CarlisleChip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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May 5, 2015: Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy and former Prime Minister Gordon Brown answer questions from supporters and journalists during a campaign event at the Lighthouse in GlasgowChip Somodevilla/Getty Images
UK election 2015
May 5, 2015: Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown throws his arms in the air at the conclusion of a passionate speech during a Scottish Labour campaign event at the Lighthouse in GlasgowChip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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May 4, 2015: Nicola Sturgeon poses for a selfie while wading through a crowd of hundreds of supporters during a campaign event with SNP candidate Patricia Gibson in Largs, North AyrshireChip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Somodevilla says: "Never in my 10 years of political coverage have I ever seen one person [Nicola Sturgeon] so patiently comply with request after request for a selfie. Today's appearances reminded me of a time in American politics that is long gone, a time when people were allowed to interact with national political leaders because they were citizens, and not because they paid tens of thousands of dollars to attend private dinners with them."

UK election 2015
May 4, 2015: First Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party Nicola Sturgeon gets a hug from a small boy while campaigning for SNP candidate Roger Mullin [right] in Kirkcaldy, the constituency of former British Prime Minister Gordon BrownChip Somodevilla/Getty Images
UK election 2015
May 4, 2015: Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party, meets members of the public while campaigning for SNP candidate Roger Mullin in a shopping centre in KirkcaldyChip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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May 2, 2015: Labour leader Ed Miliband delivers a speech during a very American-style invite-only campaign event at the Royal Horticultural Halls in LondonChip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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May 2, 2015: Actors Richard Wilson and Natascha McElhone listen to Labour leader Ed Miliband during a campaign rally at the Royal Horticultural Halls in LondonChip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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May 2, 2015: Conservative supporters wear masks depicting Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon outside a rally with Labour leader Ed Miliband at the Royal Horticultural Halls in LondonChip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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May 1, 2015 : London Mayor Boris Johnson runs between platforms at Willesden Junction between campaign stops with Conservative candidatesChip Somodevilla/Getty Images
UK election 2015
May 1, 2015 : A woman covers her face with embarrassment as she is surprised by the appearance of London Mayor Boris Johnson as he campaigns with Simon Marcus, Conservative candidate for Hampstead and KilburnChip Somodevilla/Getty Images
UK election 2015
May 1, 2015: Rupa Huq, Labour candidate for Ealing Central and Acton, tries to debate with London Mayor Boris Johnson as he campaigns for Conservative candidate Angie BrayChip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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May 1, 2015 : London Mayor Boris Johnson says goodbye to supporters and journalists after campaigning with Angie Bray, Conservative candidate for Ealing Central and ActonChip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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May 1, 2015: Green Party leader Natalie Bennett and deputy leader Amelia Womack campaign on Old Compton Street, the centre of London's gay communityChip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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April 30, 2015: A statue of John Hampden, celebrated English patriot, points across Market Square in Aylesbury before the arrival of UK Independence Party leader Nigel FarageChip Somodevilla/Getty Images
UK election 2015
April 30, 2015: A man stands among a crowd of Ukip members and accuses them of being the same as the British National Party before the arrival of Nigel Farage in Aylesbury. Beverly Emans [left] spoke with the man and ended the conversation amicably, later saying: "I got fed up with being called a racist. We are just very pro-Britain"Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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April 30, 2015: A woman waits for the bus at a stop near Market Square in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, before the arrival of Ukip leader Nigel FarageChip Somodevilla/Getty Images