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Obama's motorcade: All aboard "The Beast"
The presidential state car is dubbed by members of the press as "The Beast," as it boasts bulletproof windows, a reinforced gas tank, and its very own chauffeur. Designed by General Motors and built in 2009 in time for Obama's inauguration, the car goes everywhere the President goes. The car is sealed against gas and biochemical attacks, and is even able to run on flat tires should the wheels burst.
Green enthusiasts may not be so pleased to discover the car's fuel efficiency is reportedly just 8 miles per U.S. gallon.
Credit: White House/Flickr.