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Published On: Fri, Jan 4th, 2013

Nancy Pelosi defends doctored photo of Congresswomen VIDEO

San Francisco Democrat and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi may be proud of the diversity in her party, but now finds herself defending a doctored photo of the Congresswomen.

At a press conference Friday, Pelosi defended the doctored photo of diversity: the photograph of women Democrats, taken Thursday with the swearing in of new Congress and posted on her Flickr website, showed four extra House Democratic women who were not in the original photo.

They had arrived late. Their images were inserted into the photograph. (read more below)

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“It was an accurate historical record of who the Democratic women of Congress are,” Pelosi said. “It also is an accurate record that it was freezing cold and our members had been waiting a long time for everyone to arrive and … had to get back into the building to greet constituents, family members, to get ready to go to the floor. It wasn’t like they had the rest of the day to stand there.”

The photo showed four House members who were not in the original picture, which was taken Thursday when lawmakers were sworn in as members of the 113th Congress. They arrived at the Capitol steps late, and their images were inserted with a computer program.

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