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November 13, 2017 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Fascinating

Obama sits alone in a classroom rewriting his remarks before speaking at the memorial service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Taken 2 days after the shooting on Dec. 12, 2012

This photo was taken by Pete Souza, chief official White House photographer for Barack Obama. The image was actually taken on Dec. 16. The shooting occurred on Dec. 14. Here’s what Souza had to say about the photo:

This is two days after the shootings and they had planned this public memorial service. But before that, they had all the families gathered in different rooms and he went and spent I think it was three hours with all of these families. And then he came back into this classroom…and not only is he going over his notes, he is rewriting parts of his talk that he was going to give at this memorial service to incorporate what he had just experienced during those three hours visiting with these families. I was struck by that classroom and the messiness of it, and that’s why I backed off to try to give people a wider sense of him alone in this room.



This was reported in 1945



Rifle Inspector

An impeccably uniformed relief commander appears on the plaza to announce the Changing of the Guard at Arlington National Cemetery. Soon the new sentinel leaves the Quarters and unlocks the bolt of his or her M-14 rifle to signal to the relief commander to start the ceremony. The relief commander walks out to the Tomb and salutes, then faces the spectators and asks them to stand and stay silent during the ceremony.


Original Mozart manuscript from 1771



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30mm GAU 8 Avenger Impacts – Slowmo 


Brass knuckles implant


Shooting the Pedersoli Philadelphia Deringer .45


The leg of a morbidly obese woman

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Delmonico’s Menu, New York City, November 12, 1917



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