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January 7, 2008

Adoration Of The Primary

Huckabee-EpiphanyJim Tighe writes:

This picture seems too similar to be an accident, especially circulated January 6th, the Feast of the Magi – also called the “Epiphany.”  Somebody in the Huckabee camp knows how to frame an evocative photograph.

The Adoration of the Magi is a standard theme for a painting.  There are many, many examples, all of them with Madonna and child, and a worshipful older man. 

One example, plus one more  (Wikipedia)

(image: Carlos Barria/Reuters. Manchester, New Hampshire January 5, 2008. via YahooNews)

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