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Throwback Thursday: Anthony Weiner, Splattered in Phagwah Dye

weinerweb-phagwah.jpgSince there's mounting evidence that he will be running for New York City Mayor (NBC News caught him filming a campaign video this morning) and in light of yesterday's New York Post  story on him --  replete with sexxxier puns than usual -- we'd like to devote our Throwback Thursday post to Anthony "Big Weiner" Weiner. PAPER photographer Rebecca Smeyne took this picture pre-sexting scandal at the annual Indo-Caribbean Hindu celebration Phagwah, where getting splattered with dye is par for the course. Smeyne recalls: "It was very rowdy, I think he had just made a speech and was on the way out.  A bunch of teenage boys crowded around as people were posing with him for photos and kept shouting 'Big Weiner!' And Big Weiner didn't seem thrilled about the phagwah dye on his fancy suit. He was ready to get out of there."

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