Both New Hampshire and Iowa play a decisive role in shaping U.S. politics as they kick off the selection process for the Republican nominee to face President Obama in 2012. Photographers Brian Snyder and Jessica Rinaldi are documenting four towns (West Liberty and Independence in Iowa, Unity and Freedom in New Hampshire) in an effort to paint a picture of the people and the issues that matter to them. (View an in-depth look at scenes from Iowa and New Hampshire in a downloadable pdf format here and a look ahead to the primaries here) 80 PHOTOS

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