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Read Obama's Entire State of the Union Address in Emojis

This is how you fit a momentous speech into 140 characters or less.

by Beckett Mufson
Jan 21 2015, 10:45pm

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For those of you who never caught President Obama's State of the Union Address from start to finish last January, have no fear: a hardworking Twitter account called @Emojibama transcribed the entire thing into smileys and icons. The speech was preceeded by:

[Lots of applause]

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans:

We are fifteen years into this new century. 

Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and costly wars; that saw a vicious recession spread across our nation and the world.

But tonight, we turn the page.

"Barack Obama said his address to Congress this year was all about 'finding areas where we agree, so we can deliver for the American people.' And if there's one thing we can all agree upon, it's emojis," writes The Guardian, who spearheaded the @Emojibama project. To read the rest of the State of the Union address in emoji, visit the Twitter page, or check out The Guardian's full, interactive emoji text. You can also click here to follow along with the full transcript, sans emoji. 

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