Show the candidates what they need to see in Iowa

Yahoo News wants you to show us what the Republican presidential candidates need to see as they prepare for the Dec. 10 presidential debate in Des Moines.

Take a picture of what the candidates need to understand about your life. Is there a business in your town that is struggling (or flourishing)? A school that is hurting for teachers--or a group of students who should be emulated by the rest of the country? A public works project that was successfully finished with stimulus money? A loved one who has been searching for work?

We've set up an Election 2012 Flickr group to collect and share the photos. Please include the city and state where the photo was taken, and a short description (250 words or less) of why the candidates need to know about it.

Here's how you can submit your photos:

Flickr: Once you've logged into Flickr, join our Flickr group Election 2012, and add your photo to the pool. It's easy to set up a Flickr account with an existing Yahoo! or Google account. There are further instructions here.

Email: Send your photo and your short description, along with your full name and telephone number, to We will not be able to publish photos without contact information and a description.

Instagram: Once you've uploaded your photo to Instagram, click "Show More" under sharing and send the photo to Flickr. You'll then need to join the Election 2012 group and submit your photo to the pool.

Leave your questions in the comments, or send us an email. We can't wait to see what you think our politicians need to witness!

The debate is sponsored by Yahoo!, ABC News, the Des Moines Register, local affiliate WOI-TV and the Republican Party of Iowa.

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