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Cardboard BFF

Obama Cutout

Obama's cutout emissary was on hand at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History to snap photos with guests at The Root Inaugural Ball on Jan. 18, 2009.

Cut it Out, Cutout

Ladies' Cutout

The Cardboard is Mine

No Way!

Would You Hurry Up!

Surround Sound

Pssssst….Obama

Double Trouble

Two Thumbs Up

Thumbs Up

Romancing the Board

Shhh Pass it On

Did you take a photo at The Root Inaugural Ball?

Go to this link to download your photo.