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Photo of Obama not saluting at ceremony is not what outrage e-mails claim

November 19th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

If you haven't already seen it already, keep a weather eye out for the blast e-mails that shows President Obama standing with his hands clasped in front of him while military officers salute and civilians have their hands over their heart.  

The "this is an outrage e-mail" claims the photo was taken during the playing of the national anthem at Arlington National Cemetary on Veterans Day. It wasn't.

In fact, the picture was taken during the playing of "Hail To The Chief" at a Memorial Day ceremony at the national cemetary as the officers and civilians with their hands over their heats were saluting the commander in chief.

Read the full fact check on this political dirty trick photo and see the photo at FactCeck Web site.

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