President Barack Obama opened a new Twitter account Monday, @POTUS, that is controlled by the White House as opposed to @BarackObama which is an account controlled by Organizing for Action that has been used occasionally by Obama with the signature -bo.
The photo chosen by Obama for the header of his new Twitter account is from the fiftieth anniversary of the famous civil rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama last March.
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The photo conspicuously crops out former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura, both of whom were in the lead of the march several people to Obama’s left. Laura Bush is just the second person to the left of the last person seen on the right side of the broad photo used by Obama for his Twitter header. George Bush is to Laura’s immediate right.