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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:14 AM
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So cool: 1474 mega pixel photo of Inauguration - zoom in and check it out!
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 10:19 AM by Coexist
://www.davidbergman.net/blog/2009/01/22/how-i-made-a-1474-...

Wow.

I covered my first inauguration and what an inauguration it was.

Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States in a ceremony on the west front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

Before Tuesday, I had photographed five presidents and covered big events including the Olympics, the Super Bowl, and concerts like Live 8 and Live Earth.

But this one was the biggest.

It deserved a big photo.

I made a panoramic image showing the nearly two million people who watched President Obamas inaugural address. To do so, I clamped a Gigapan Imager to the railing on the north media platform about six feet from my photo position. The Gigapan is a robotic camera mount that allows me to take multiple images and stitch them together, creating a massive image file.

My final photo is made up of 220 Canon G10 images and the file is 59,783 X 24,658 pixels or 1,474 megapixels. It took more than six and a half hours for the Gigapan software to put together all of the images on my Macbook Pro and the completed TIF file is almost 2 gigabytes.

Use the controls to zoom and pan around the photo. You can also double click to zoom in and double click again to get even closer.


the photographer has found Yo Yo Ma taking a picture with his Iphone!

Check it out, you'll love it.

(on edit: I found Rep. Conyers!)


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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:21 AM
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1. that is really cool!
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:21 AM
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2. OMG! I do LOVE it! You can pan and zoom all over the place! nt
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October Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:23 AM
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3. Amazing and scary....wow.
You can see GWB pursing his lips. Laura Bush looks like a Stepford Wife, and Justice Thomas looks like he's sleeping or something.

Very interesting.
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:15 AM
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15. check out GHWBush in the giant fur hat next between Hillary and Barbara. nt
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:40 PM
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37. that is just what I was gonna post
what a dumbass fugly hat
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October Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:59 PM
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39. I know! It's quite the HAT, isn't it!!! /nt
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kwyjibo Donating Member (612 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:26 AM
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4. The guy sitting in front of Aretha only has half a head....
and there's a floating hat next to him. Strange.

(They're a few rows behind Bush & Cheney, looking at Obama's back.)
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Richard D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:39 AM
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7. It's cause
It's a great many individual photos stuck together. There's bound to be some weirdness just because they are not all taken at exactly the same time.
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:10 AM
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12. I zoomed in on someone with part of their hat floatin in front of their head
so it must have been a time lag between pictures and they moved and the software didn't know where to put the 2 colors of their hat :)
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 02:06 PM
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61. Actually that is Ren Magritte.


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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:16 AM
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16. Hey - is that Rick Warren whose head was sliced in half?! and Colin P behind Aretha? nt
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 11:16 AM by JoeIsOneOfUs
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conscious evolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:27 AM
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5. Pretty amazing photo
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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:32 AM
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6. that's fantastic!
Thanks for finding this! Kudos to the photographer! :applause:
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:40 AM
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8. Wow! Great picture..
Check out who gets cushie chairs & who are in folding metal ones...
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williesgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:46 AM
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9. Really great - thanks for posting. rec'd
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:47 AM
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10. Very cool. I bet this gets emailed to lots of people. I've already sent it to a couple. n/t
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A HERETIC I AM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:00 AM
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11. Cool. I noticed something about Bush & Biden
Bush, Joe Biden and the person to Cheney's left appear to be the only three sitting up front in what look like comfortable office chairs. Everyone else is sitting on a folding chair, with the exception, of course, of Darth who is sitting in a wheelchair, looking as ominous as he possibly can in that fucking hat and one more I spot up the aisle behind the ex-Vice President(The woman in white looking at the floor).

Who is the guy to Cheney's left with the nice chair? And did he get the nice chair only because Darth is in the wheelchair?

Interesting and fascinating photo.
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:12 AM
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13. Senator Bennett (sp?) from Utah - GOP on the Inaug Committee? nt
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:14 AM
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14. Found David Gregory above and to the right.
Fun pic! Thanks.
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:18 AM
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17. Al and Tipper Gore across the aisle from Beau Biden and his wife , Jill Biden with grandson
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 11:19 AM by JoeIsOneOfUs
on her lap... this is fun!
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 02:21 PM
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62. did you notice who's on Tipper's left?
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:19 AM
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18. are there Secret Service scattered throughout? I feel like I recognize a few
between the campaign and all the photos the last few days.
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:22 AM
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19. Very cool! Thanks for bringing it!
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:35 AM
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20. You find Sean P Ditty whatever Combs? His So is in front of him. Also
found Waldo!! He's out of rehab. Again.

Aretha has two mouths, one is sporting a goatee.
Ron Lewis and Dennis Kucinich are there. So is a nice looking gal with a orange scarf and nice cheekbones.

That isn't Yo Yo Ma, that's his brother Hula Hoop Ma.
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 01:45 PM
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22. LOL!
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Johnny Noshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:39 PM
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43. Hula Hoop Ma.
Damn you I can't stop laughing... :toast: :rofl:
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:20 PM
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50. Any relation to Shoeless John from NH?
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Johnny Noshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:41 PM
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51. Nah..
My sister lives in NH - but is originally from New York City. NH is nice to visit but TOO DAMN cold in the winter.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:48 PM
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52. That's what makes Shoeless John so special. When I met him, he was
living in the Sub Sahara. He wore shoes then.
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lolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:25 AM
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56. If that's Hula Hoop
Then where's his sister Frisbee Ma? Didn't she get invited?
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 11:00 AM
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60. Naw, she's got two kids, Lawn Dart, and Hungry Hungry Hippo, and
for security reasons, Lawn Dart can't attend, and Hungry Hungry Hippo is just plain annoying.
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:35 AM
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21. spectacular!!!!!!!
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:04 PM
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23. Scalia leaning on the railing, looking like the gangster that he is.
This is better than Where's Waldo.
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:13 PM
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24. Bob Gibbs is about ten feet
behind Yo-Yo Ma, on the upper tier.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:25 PM
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25. Found Teddy Kennedy ... without his hat.
A few rows up and a bit to the left of Obama. Teddy's red scarf is visible.
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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:26 PM
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26. What is U.S.H.E.?
This is awesome and allowed me to zoom in on those who seemed to be in some branch of the military, with armbands reading USHE.

I've googled it and just get Usher hits. LOL. Sorry if I'm being stupid; I know I'm ignorant, but I really hate to be stupid. I have no idea what that stands for.

;)
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:35 PM
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31. sorry I don't know
anyone?
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:04 PM
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48. Um, I think it IS usher. Literally, an usher
NOUN: An official stationed at the entrance of a courtroom or legislative chamber

;)

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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 06:27 AM
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57. Oh, shit, you are kidding?! I never, ever saw an "R"....
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Thanks! :)
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:29 PM
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27. Really nice! Enjoyed it. Thanks
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:31 PM
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28. Where's Axelrod?
I found a dyspeptic Newt Gingrich; how'd he get past Secret Service?
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FourScore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:43 PM
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29. Really amazing!!! Thanks for this. k/r
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:47 PM
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30. Fabulous
Thanks
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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:38 PM
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32. I can see Alaska from that photo.
Imagine what kind of imaging devices the various Intelligence agencies have.
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populistdriven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:56 PM
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33. Kucinich looks pleased nt
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Sabien Donating Member (430 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:28 PM
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34. is Clarence Thomas asleep?
figures...
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:37 PM
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35. Fat Tony's got his back.
But from the front.

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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:16 PM
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49. Well, he works so hard ya know.
:eyes:
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Usrename Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:38 PM
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53. What's up with Justice Alito? Is he in drag?
He's gettin his freak on.
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leeroysphitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:39 PM
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36. That is very impresive. n/t
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Juan_de_la_Dem Donating Member (800 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:42 PM
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38. Very cool... Obama is in command,
* is smirking, and dick looks like the Shadow
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:11 PM
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40. Those people look so cold!
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:24 PM
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41. wow
:wow:

Thanks for posting that :hi:
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:30 PM
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42. Who is the dead guy slumped down next to Newt?
Find the red curtain thru which Obama entered from the Capitol. From the center of the top of the arc it forms, imagine line straight down. Where it intersects the first left/right aisle, there sits Newt.

The dead guy is to Newt's right.

Who is that?

And very near Obama is a piece of shit. At least I thought it was. I was wrong. It was Fat Nino the Thug in his Commissar garb. Behind him is Clarence, lookin' all snooze and pretty pudgy hisownself.
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mt13 Donating Member (281 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:56 PM
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45. not sure but i think Newt
is giving the death stare to the woman 2 people to his right, is she using her cell phone?
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mt13 Donating Member (281 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:50 PM
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44. i just clicked the full screen link for the full effect.
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 10:19 PM by mt13
I found Obama's Grandma and Kenyan family!

You can almost read the notes on the Marine bands music stands!

This is SOOOOO cool!!!!



edited my typo.
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Politicub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:01 PM
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46. Amazing photo - anyone notice Justice Clarence Thomas sleeping?
The supremes are seated right behind the podium where Obama is standing.

What a freaking weirdo Thomas is. How old is he? I wish he would retire so Obama could replace him. He's like a right-bot or something.
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:03 PM
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47. I see Alan and Charlie's mom - Evelyn Harper! - - No, wiat,
That's Lynn Cheney.
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:40 PM
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54. a hat freak's dream
ever see so many different hats in one place?
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lolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:23 AM
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55. Where is Yo Yo?
I couldn't find him.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 09:13 AM
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58. Is that Limbaugh between Shrub and Crashcart?
Man, the details are amazing.
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hiphopnation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 10:10 AM
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59. thanks so much for sharing, that is amazing. nt
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prayin4rain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 02:24 PM
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63. Wow! That's awesome! n/t
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