Virtual Government
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Virtual Government

Local officials in Arlington have set up offices in Second Life, a virtual world where users can walk or fly themselves through the obsessions and passions of people everywhere by clicking on screen arrows. Across the virtual Potomac, organizers are putting together a white-tie inaugural ball on Jan. 20th at a replica of the Capitol. The Washington Post's Michael Laris explored these places.Footage by Michael Laris/courtesy Linden Lab, Editor: Jacqueline Refo/washingtonpost.com

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