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Editor's note: iReport, CNN's citizen journalism initiative, is celebrating its fifth birthday this month. To mark the occasion, our friends at the iReport blog are taking a look at some of iReport's shining moments in a series of top five posts on a variety of topics. Today, they're taking a look at some of the most interesting political iReports.
CNN iReport has always been a place for lively discussion, but there is no other topic that gets iReporters talking quite like politics. The 2008 presidential election season was a particularly eventful time for iReport with thousands flocking to the user-generated site as a sounding board for ideas and discussion. From hilarious music parodies to impassioned speeches, iReporters showed off their political prowess with some of the most creative photos and videos on the internet.
Fortunately, this passion did not dwindle with the end of the election season. Since 2008, political assignments have continued to thrive on iReport.com and the recent debt-crisis in the U.S. has already sparked a new wave of great conversation. Here are some of the most creative and most inspiring political iReports we’ve received over the years: