U.S. Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry's shadow is seen on the American flag as he speaks during a campaign event in Ottumwa

 
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry
U.S. Republican presidential candidate and current Texas Governor Rick Perry's shadow is seen on the American flag as he speaks during a campaign event in Ottumwa, Iowa December 22, 2011. REUTERS/Joshua Lott (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)