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Official Obama Presidential Portrait Released

This really isn't big news or anything, but I thought the description on the official Change.gov site was pretty cool and very symbolic. Change.gov:

ObamaPortraitSmall_1cf4d.jpg This really isn't big news or anything, but I thought the description on the official Change.gov site was pretty cool and very symbolic.

Change.gov:

Today we are releasing the new official portrait for President Barack Obama.

It was taken by Pete Souza, the newly-announced official White House photographer.

It is the first time that an official presidential portrait was taken with a digital camera.

Awesome. I imagine John McCain's official photographer would have used something similar to this. I kid. I kid. Click here for the full, hi-res photo.

This comment from a HuffPo reader sums up my thoughts exactly.

I love the moment though. It captures him at this time, a smile for his love of the country, a direct look for his honesty and integrity, a slightly furrowed brow understanding the enormity of what he faces.

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