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Reading the Pictures: "Muslim Radicalization" Hearings: Day 1 in 3 Pictures

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Those paranoid eyes.

Optic of the day has King's Muslim fellow Congressman in tears? At best, GOP succeeds in muddying the waters. At worse, who's terrorizing who?

By way of the headscarf, the shoulder patch and the shimmering bar on the collar, the photo is most impressive in aligning the Muslim community with local law enforcement. As the L.A. Sheriff's testimony rebuts Muslim hysteria, what this united front emphasizes is just how divorced Capitol Hill is from the everyday world.

Hearing slideshow.

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photos: Alex Wong/Getty Images. caption 1: Committee Chairman U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) (L) and ranking member Bennie Thompson (D-MS) (R) during a hearing before the House Homeland Security Committee March 10, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Homeland Security held the hearing to examine "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response." caption 2: U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) becomes emotional as he testifies during a hearing before the House Homeland Security Committee March 10, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.caption 3: Samira Hussein (L) of Gaithersburg, Maryland, listens as Sheriff Lee Baca (R) of Los Angeles County, California, testifies during a hearing before the House Homeland Security Committee March 10, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Homeland Security held the hearing to examine "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response."