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Barney Speaking Frankly

When U.S. Rep. Barney Frank announced that he would not be seeking reelection in 2012, he mentioned one of the things he was most looking forward to in retirement: “I don’t have to pretend to be nice to people I don’t like.” Congressman Frank has always been a colorful character, and I know I’ve always had a kick out of covering him at various events over the years.

Here are some photos from his press conference, which are all available for licensing through Bloomberg.

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D - Mass.) announces to the media and constituents that he will not seek reelection in 2012 at Newton City Hall in Newton, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. Photographer: Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg (Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg)

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D - Mass.) announces to the media and constituents that he will not seek reelection in 2012 at City Hall in Newton, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. Photographer: Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D - Mass.) announces to the media and constituents that he will not seek reelection in 2012 at Newton City Hall in Newton, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. Photographer: Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg (Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg)

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D - Mass.) announces to the media and constituents that he will not seek reelection in 2012 at City Hall in Newton, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. Photographer: Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg

A man holds up a sign protesting the Dodd-Frank financial reform law as U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D - Mass.) announces to the media and constituents that he will not seek reelection in 2012 at Newton City Hall in Newton, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. Photographer: Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg (Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg)

A man holds up a sign protesting the Dodd-Frank financial reform law as U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D - Mass.) announces to the media and constituents that he will not seek reelection in 2012 at City Hall in Newton, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. Photographer: Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D - Mass.) is mobbed by the media after announcing that he will not seek reelection in 2012 at Newton City Hall in Newton, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. Photographer: Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg (Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg)

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D - Mass.) is mobbed by the media after announcing that he will not seek reelection in 2012 at City Hall in Newton, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. Photographer: Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg

And for good measure, here’s the Congressman giving me the evil eye as the rest of my photojournalist colleagues swarm.

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D - Mass.) exits Newton City Hall after announcing to the media and constituents that he will not seek reelection in 2012 in Newton, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. Photographer: Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg (Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg)

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D - Mass.) exits City Hall after announcing to the media and constituents that he will not seek reelection in 2012 in Newton, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. Photographer: Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg

Facebook Notifications

Ever wonder what it would be like to be worth $1 billion? How about being friends with someone worth $1 billion? Maybe Facebook friends — excuse me, “friends” — with someone worth $1 billion?

Well, the best I got was waiting to photograph Mark Zuckerberg over at his alma mater — is it an alma mater if you drop out? — for a 3-minute press conference during a recruiting trip to Harvard. There’s a few more sitting on the Bloomberg News Wire, who were the kind folks who hired for this gig. But in the ever noble pursuit of shameless self-promotion, have a look here.

 (Kelvin Ma)

11/7/2011 -- CAMBRIDGE, Mass. —- Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg fist bumps a student in Harvard Yard during a campus recruiting visit in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. Photographer: Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg addresses the media and Harvard students during a campus recruiting visit in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. Photographer: Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg (Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg)

11/7/2011 -- CAMBRIDGE, Mass. —— Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg addresses the media and Harvard students during a campus recruiting visit in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. Photographer: Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg

Harvard students snap photos and listen as Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg addresses the media during a campus recruiting visit in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. Photographer: Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg (Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg)

11/7/2011 -- CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Harvard students snap photos and listen as Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg addresses the media during a campus recruiting visit in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. Photographer: Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg receives cheers from students while walking through Harvard Yard during a campus recruiting visit in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. Photographer: Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg (Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg)

11/7/2011 -- CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg receives cheers from students while walking through Harvard Yard during a campus recruiting visit in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. Photographer: Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg

And because I spent most of the hour and a half in Harvard Yard waiting around, I had plenty of time to make friends!

Friends!