Rain Douses Rose Garden Presidential Class Picture

WASHINGTON (AP) - That photographers' dream shot of the current president, the next president and the still-living presidents posing for a picture in the Rose Garden? Forget it! An unrelenting rain has forced the class picture inside.

In a terse announcement a couple hours before the historic gathering Wednesday, the White House announced stoically that "due to weather," the photo opportunity had been moved to the Oval Office.

President George W. Bush likely will take center stage for the memorable picture, to be flanked by Barack Obama, who succeeds him in less than two weeks, his father, former President George H.W. Bush, and former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.

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