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Sotomayor hearings: Postcards from the morning session


While the senators poke and prod and extol praise on the Supreme Court nominee, there are some interesting images being snapped by photographers in and around Capitol Hill. For example, above, the twin nephews of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, Conner and Corey Sotomayor, clearly thrilled by the proceedings, take in a quick nap as their aunt goes through her first day of hearings.


Meanwhile the nominee's mother, Celina Sotomayor, looks on intently as her daughter sits on the precipice of history.

Join us after the jump for a few more photos from D.C.


An anti-abortion activist was escorted from the hearing room after standing up and yelling during Sonia Sotomayor's appearance before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.



Meanwhile, outside, other anti-abortion activists, dressed as the Blues Brothers, held up signs asking to reject President Obama's first Supreme Court nominee, and another woman arrived with a bloodied doll in a box.

-- Tony Pierce

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Photos (from top): The twin nephews of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, Conner and Corey Sotomayor, nap during the hearings. Credit: Mark Wilson / Getty Images

The mother of the nominee, Celina Sotomayor. Credit: Alex Wong / Getty Images

An anti-abortion activist is escorted from the hearing room. Credit: Brendan Hoffman / EPA

Anti-abortion activists dressed as the Blues Brothers protest Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Credit: Mark Wilson / Getty Images

An anti-abortion activist arrives at the hearings with a doll made to look as if it's covered in blood. Credit: Mark Wilson / Getty Images


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We're in the 21st Century's technological, scientific advancements living amongst 19th Century religious extremist bellicose mentality. How sad :(

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