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An extremely rare feature, in which we recognize the contributions of our Flickr minions by way of distracting you from the fact that Riggs has neglected to write his Morning Roundup.

Thanks to all who entered our 2009 Inauguration Photo Contest. To date, we’ve collected 547 photo entries, many of which are reasonably dope. Selected awesomeness below.

But wait! Don’t snickr. And certainly don’t stop submitting your photos. Next week we kick off our “reader’s choice” award, whereby the public makes its preference known via arcane e-voting mechanisms. Just think! If our hard-to-please prize committee passes over your artsy shots, the American people might well be your ticket to ephemeral fame & fabulous prizes!

Check back on Monday for voting details.