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The Obamas Planting A Tree Has Inspired The Internet’s Newest Photoshop Battle

The Obamas Planting A Tree Has Inspired The Internet’s Newest Photoshop Battle
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9 months ago

On 21 April 2009, newly-inaugurated President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama helped plant a tree in the Washington Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. The photo caused a small stir because it appeared to show the President shirking work in a pristine white shirt while his wife and several young people did all the heavy lifting. Now, however, the photo has resurfaced as the subject of a Photoshop Battle, one of the internet's favorite pastimes. For comparison's sake, here's the original:

In many ways, Reddit is still the wild west of the internet:

Perhaps this was a more nefarious tree planting than reports indicated:

Happy Holidays, from the Obamas!

The photo could easily become part of a famous painting!

Creationists will love this revision:

Our current President is always eager to make a cameo:

One reddit user made a version where President Obama was doing a little more work:

Leopold!

Thanks to the users of Reddit, the photo is now an important part of American history: