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Pelosi defends altered photo of congresswomen

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This combo of two photos shows, at left, an Associated Press photo taken Jan. 3, 2013, of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi posing with female House members on Capitol Hill in Washington, and at right, a screen grab from Pelosi’s Flickr page of an altered photo. The altered photo shows four House members, in the back row, who arrived too late to pose on the Capitol steps.

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is defending an altered picture of Democratic congresswomen that was posted on her Flickr social media site.

The group photo showed four House members who arrived too late to pose on the Capitol steps. A computer program was used to add them to the image later posted on Flickr.

Pelosi told a news conference Friday the picture was an accurate historical record of the female lawmakers from her party. She also said it was freezing outside, and that the members were entertaining guests on the day they were sworn in for the 113th Congress.

There are 62 women House members including Pelosi.

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