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Monday, August 1, 2011

Obama ‘Situation Room’ Bin Laden photo on track to Flickr’s top spot

Obama ‘Situation Room’ Bin Laden photo on track to Flickr’s top spot: "Commonly known now as the Obama “Situation Room” photo, this picture (above) is reportedly on its way to become the most viewed image on Flickr, and has helped boost the White House Flickr page from a standard 100,000 daily views to more than 3.5 million. According to TechCruch, the picture has already garnered more than 1.5 million views alone, which puts it half way to the nearly 3 million views it needs to beat out a 2006 picture of India’s Nohkalikai Falls, the site’s current leader.

And that’s just the official version, on Flickr, which doesn’t account for the countless iterations available elsewhere online. Mere hours after the picture was posted on Flickr on May 2, it became its own meme, with people posting photoshopped renderings with everything from a PlayStation 3 controller added to President Obama’s hands to ‘Sad Keanu’ joining in on the historic momen"

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