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10 Most Offensive Tea Party Signs And Extensive Photo Coverage From Tax Day Protests (PHOTOS)

HuffPost Citizen Photojournalists   First Posted: 12/28/09 11:45 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:15 PM ET

HuffPost has comprehensive coverage of the Tax Day Tea Party protests. Click here for the latest photos and video. CLICK HERE to be alerted about future reporting projects.

More than 2,000 HuffPost citizen journalists signed up to report on their local tea parties, sending photos, videos, and written dispatches, and we've already received hundreds of photos (the complete Flickr slideshow is below, or check out the photostream here).

Below, some stand-out slideshows, beginning with the 10 most offensive tea party signs we've seen:

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  • Most Offensive Tea Party Signs

    Photo courtesy of Jesse Russell in Madison, WI.

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    "The American Taxpayers Are The Jews For Obama's Oven" reads one sign in Chicago--Tony Ramao.

  • Most Offensive Tea Party Signs

    "Our Tax $ Given To Hamas To Kill Christians, Jews and Americans, Thanks Mr. O"--photo by Richard Terk in Sacramento, California.

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    One stream-of-thought poster reads, "No Taxes. Obama Loves Taxes. Bankrupt USA. Loves Baby Killing"--photo by Mary Wood.

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    "Barack Hussein Obama The New face Of Hitler"-- T. Romao, Chicago.

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    Edward Favara sent in this photo from Tampa, FL. A black figure that resembles President Obama is portrayed slitting the throat of Uncle Sam.

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    Photo by Eric Aguirre in Bryan, TX.

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    A car size sign blames Presidents Obama, Clinton and W. Bush for abortion, sodomy, socialism, and the so-called New Word Order--photo taken in Columbia, SC by W. Salter.

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    Photo by Bernard J. Schober in Phoenix, AZ.

Here's a slideshow of children carrying signs during the rallies:

Professional photographer Mathieu Young sent us these pictures from Fresno, CA., which had one of the largest Tea Party protests in the country. According to organizers, over 7,500 people were in attendance.

Check out this slideshow of kids and their funny answers to simple questions. It's one citizen journalist's Tax Day version of "Kids Say The Darndest Things."

The slideshow below features some more great submissions from HuffPost citizen reporters:

The Web's creative commons also holds a wealth of photographs from the tea party protests. Here are some of the highlights:

And last but definitely not least, here's the Flickr feed featuring hundreds of photos from HuffPost citizen reporters around the country:

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