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Stephen Colbert Joins US Presidents at Wax Museum

By: AP
By: AP
A wax figure of a smiling US President-elect Barack Obama, left,  is in a window display of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum as workers place a figure of George W. Bush with suitcases outside the building in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009. Five days prior to his inauguration, Obama's figure was also unveiled at Madame Tussauds in London, Berlin, New York and Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Evert Elzinga) ** NETHERLANDS OUT **

A wax figure of a smiling US President-elect Barack Obama, left, is in a window display of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum as workers place a figure of George W. Bush with suitcases outside the building in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009. Five days prior to his inauguration, Obama's figure was also unveiled at Madame Tussauds in London, Berlin, New York and Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Evert Elzinga) ** NETHERLANDS OUT **

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stephen Colbert is taking his place among the presidents at the Madame Tussauds wax museum in Washington and will be featured in a new media gallery.

Colbert visited the museum Friday to unveil a wax figure created to represent him. The museum says Colbert donated his own clothes to dress the figure in a suit, tie, cuff links and lapel pin. Colbert wore an identical outfit.

The new figure will be the centerpiece of a new media gallery with a replica of "The Colbert Report" set where guests can sit next to Colbert's figure behind his fake news desk.

Designers from Madame Tussauds went to Colbert's New York studio in June to take more than 250 measurements and photographs of the Comedy Central star to create the wax figure.


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