Magazine Photoshops the Black Off Barack

4/21/2009 1:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Barack Obama on the cover of the new issue of the Washingtonian (left) and the exact same candid pic that TMZ posted in December (right).

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The editor-at-large tells TMZ the decision to change Obama's swimsuit from black to red was "purely artistic" because of the background being black.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.