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Cartoonists mix the Olympics with politics

Part of what a political cartoonist does is mash together current events into a visually compelling, sometimes funny piece of commentary. With the Olympics in full swing, cartoonists are blessed with a plateful of terrific visual metaphors to add to their arsenal.  

Here are five cartoons that use the backdrop of the Olympics to add a bit of might behind their political punch: 

Rick McKee / Augusta Chronicle (click to view more cartoons by McKee)

Adam Zyglis / Buffalo News (click to view more cartoons by Zyglis)

Chris Weyant / The Hill (click to view more cartoons by Weyant)

Nate Beeler / Columbus Dispatch (click to view more cartoons by Beeler)

Randy Bish / Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (click to view more cartoons by Bish)