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Opening Day at the 2019 New Mexico Legislature Slideshow by Anthony Jackson

The halls of the New Mexico Legislature buzzed with excitement as crowds of people waited to pass security for the first day of the legislature.
President Pro Tempore of the Senate Mary K. Papen greets others on the opening day of the New Mexico Legislature.
People gather for a selfie on the floor of the House as the joint session of the Legislature convened on the first day of the session.
The color guard during the opening day of the New Mexico Legislature.
Rep. Derrick Lente and others stand at attention for the color guard on the opening day of the New Mexico Legislature.
2019 New Mexico Legislature Opening Day attendees bow their heads during the opening prayer.
2019 New Mexico Legislature Opening Day attendees stand for the opening prayer.
House Majority Floor Leader Sheryl Williams Stapleton, known for her hats, listens to the Speaker of the House on the opening day of the New Mexico Legislature.
Many legislators brought their family and friends to the opening day of the New Mexico Legislature.
New Mexico House Representative and first Muslim-American Abbas Akhil takes an ethics oath on the opening day of the New Mexico Legislature.
A child plays with a tie on the opening day of the New Mexico Legislature.
New Mexico Speaker of the House Brian Egolf kisses his daughter before he is sworn on the opening day of the New Mexico Legislature.
Speaker of the House Brian Egolf bangs his gavel on the opening day of the New Mexico Legislature.
Manny Cordova, also known as "the first Manny," plays with the governor's granddaughter on Tuesday. Cordova is Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's fiancé.
Shaking hands on the opening day of the New Mexico Legislature.
New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is applauded as she makes her entrance to the joint session of the New Mexico Legislature on opening day.
New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is escorted to the lectern on the opening day of the New Mexico Legislature.
New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham speaks to New Mexico Senators and Representatives on the opening day of the Legislature.

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Anthony Jackson for New Mexico In Depth

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