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The 11 Best Social Media Moments at the State of the Union Address

Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio applaud President Barack Obama, on  Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, during his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio applaud President Barack Obama, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, during his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

 

(CNN) – And they say people are disengaged from politics.

You wouldn’t know it from the Twitter traffic during the State of the Union. The folks at the microblogging site said more than 2.6 million tweets were sent around the world with the hashtag #SOTU.

It was a case of ‘come for the speech, stay for the spectacle.’

Sure, the President made a fiesty pitch for economic populism and issued a historic call for transgender protection. But SOTU was a feast for the eyes as well.

Here are our 11 favorite social media moments from Tuesday night.

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