Two workers adjust US flags on the US Capitol as preparations continue for the second inauguration of US President Barack Obama in Washington, DC, on January 17, 2013. Obama faces a near impossible task in his second inaugural address on January 21: uniting a nation in which the compromise that oils governing is crushed by deep political divides. Before a crowd of thousands and the eyes of the world on television and online, Obama will stand on the West Front of the US Capitol and swear to faithfully execute the office of president and defend the Constitution. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad
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President Barack Obama composite portrait taken in November, 2012 during 2012 Presidential Campaign, Las Vegas, Nevada.
The American Flag blows in the wind off the back of the Ellis Island/Liberty Island Ferry with the Statue of Liberty in the background following the Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum at the Great Hall on Ellis Island April 13, 2011 in New York. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY
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Comedian Stephen Colbert poses for photos to celebrate the launch of his new Ben & Jerry's ice cream AmeriCone Dream at the Dream Hotel on March 05, 2007 in New York City.
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Sarah Harper rides 'Fandango Mist' as she practices presenting the American flag before services May 5, 2005 at the Carolina Cowboy Church in Midland, North Carolina. The church, the eleventh in the Cowboy Church Network, held its first service in a riding ring at Southern Winds Equestrian Center with live music and pony rides following the services.
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A Latina girl clutches an American flag while waiting to see California Governor Gray Davis sign the controversial SB 60 into law,, allowing undocumented immigrants to get a California driver's license September 5, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. Critics claim that Davis reversed his position on the bill to gain Latino votes in the October 7 recall election.
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Firefighters and soldiers unfurl an American flag from the roof of the damaged side of the Pentagon in Washington 12 September 2001, one day after a hijacked airplane crashed into the Pentagon causing extensive damage and loss of life. AFP PHOTO/Luke FRAZZA