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The President Obama-David Ortiz selfie — and 10 other awesome pictures of the Red Sox at the White House

The Boston Red Sox were at the White House Tuesday morning to celebrate their 2013 World Series championship. (The Nationals will be doing this next year.)

"Beards or no beards, it is an honor to welcome the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox to the White House," said Obama. "I think for the nation as a whole, there was something about this particular squad that was special, that will go down in history."

But the story of the Red Sox at the White House isn't best told with words. It's best told through the scads of pictures the players took of themselves -- and a few other people took of them. Here are 11 great ones.

1. A selfie of Sox slugger David Ortiz and President Obama.

(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

2. Here's the extreme close-up version

3. And here's that selfie from another angle. (Very meta, we know)

4. Jonny Gomes, Jonny Gomes's American flag blazer, Bill Clinton and Mike Napoli.

5. The Gomes blazer and the American flag.

(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

6. And  the Gomes blazer solo.

7. White House press secretary Jay Carney, bearded.

8. Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, looking like a member of Bon Iver.

9. White House photographer Pete Souza, Red Sox fan.

(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

10. Sunglasses on a cloudy day.

REUTERS/Larry Downing

11. And, scene.

Chris Cillizza writes “The Fix,” a politics blog for the Washington Post. He also covers the White House.

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