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Photos Of People Endorsing Rand Paul Are From German-Based Stock Photographer

Ich bin ein Berliner. Update: The photos have been removed.

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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul launched his presidential campaign Tuesday complete with a page to endorse the new presidential candidate.

The endorsements are then presented on a map of the United States.

The people on the endorsement map, however, appear to be stock images from a Italian photographer Andrea Piacquadio who goes by the name Olly or Ollyy on stock image sites,and according to his Shutterstock page, is based in Germany.

A Paul aide did not return a request for comment.

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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