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PICTURES: Colbert Leaves the FEC Triumphant

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Stephen Colbert, host of The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, stopped at the Federal Elections Commission in Washington, DC to file paperwork to form a super PAC on Friday, May 13, 2011.(Chet Susslin)

Stephen Colbert and his fans descended on the Federal Election Commission on Thursday for a hearing in which the commissioners ruled that Colbert could use funds from his parent company Viacom to create advertisements for his independent expenditure-only political action committee.

Here's a look at the media circus that took over the usually sleepy FEC offices:

 

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