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Claim: Photograph captures President George W. Bush holding a book upside-down in a classroom.
Examples: [Collected via e-mail, 2002]
The photo does show some tell-tale signs of digital editing, so the real explanation is that someone took an existing picture and flipped the image of the book in President Bush's hands. Note, for example, that the picture on the back of the book in the student's hands and the one on the back of the book President Bush is holding are the reverse of each other, a dead giveaway that the photo was manipulated:
The original image was this Associated Press photograph:
The picture above was taken during an appearance President Bush made with the Governor of Texas,
Last updated: 12 September 2006
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