Situation Room Photo Shattering Flickr Records
It's already halfway to all-time record
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2011 1:43 PM CDT
President Obama and his national security team in the now-famous photo.   (AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza)

(Newser) – The photo of President Obama and his national security team in the White House situation room during the Osama raid is well on its way to destroying all of Flickr's viewing records. TechCrunch has the details: It went up at 1pm EST May 2 and had 1.6 million views after its first 38 hours. No photo has gotten that many hits that quickly, according to Flickr. The most-viewed photo there—of Nohkalikai Falls, Cherraphunjee—has just under 3 million views, but it took five years to amass that amount.