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Behold, the National Portrait Gallery’s Visions of Barack and Michelle Obama

This morning, the National Portrait Gallery unveiled the official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama.

The portrait of the forty-fourth President of the United States is… green and leafy:

Like Obama’s presidency, the portraits are a break from tradition. 

 

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