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White House marks Lincoln's birthday with recycled picture of Obama

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Late Wednesday, the White House marked Abraham Lincoln's birthday with a 2013 picture that included Barack Obama, Twitchy reported Thursday.

Earlier in the day, the White House celebrated the 80th birthday of retired basketball player Bill Russell with a picture of Obama hugging Russell, prompting some to wonder if the White House remembered Lincoln's birthday.

"No pictures of Obama hugging Lincoln. Hence no birthday wishes from the White House there," one person said.

"Real life: [T]he @WhiteHouse just tweeted happy birthday to Bill Russell but hasn't said anything about President Lincoln's birthday today," another person wrote.

Eventually, Twitchy said, the White House honored Lincoln in "true Obama style," meaning that the Twitter team had figured out how to mark the day while including the president.

"205 years ago today, President Lincoln was born," the White House said, adding a picture that was taken in 2013 under the headline "Presidents Walking at the Lincoln Memorial."

"President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter walk past the statue of President Lincoln to participate in the ceremony on the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Aug. 28, 2013," the White House said.

Twitchy expressed surprise that Obama did not dominate the picture.

"Can’t have a birthday photo without the narcissist in chief! The only surprise is that his silhouette is so small and doesn’t dominate the picture," the twitchy staff said.

Inserting himself into significant events has become something of a hallmark with this president, and has become a source of mockery and scorn among his opponents.

Less than a week ago the Organizing for Action Twitter account -- which uses the handle "Barack Obama" -- marked the 225th anniversary of George Washington's election with a picture of President Obama.

The White House Twitter account celebrated the Super Bowl with a picture of Obama preparing to throw a football in an empty football stadium.

Obama also marked Pearl Harbor day with a picture of himself on his Facebook page.

The White House also commemorated the death of South African leader Nelson Mandela with a picture of Obama in Mandela's prison cell and the president celebrated the anniversary of the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat by tweeting the same picture of himself he used last year.

In an effort to highlight what the administration perceives as Obama's accomplishments, the White House also inserted Obama into the official biographies of a number of presidents.

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