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‘Eli Manning looking at things’ goes viral [SLIDESHOW]

A photo by New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning observing the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy has gone viral.

It even inspired a Tumblr “Eli Manning Looking At Things,” created by Deadspin.

As Hurricane Sandy walloped the East Coast, New York got hit especially hard. Manning lives in Hoboken, N.J., just across the Hudson River from Manhattan.

Manning has led the Giants to two Super Bowl victories since 2008, and is also known for his slightly dorky mannerisms and facial expressions.

When Sandy hit, Manning’s apartment building was flooded and he, like many other New Yorkers, observed the damage and took pictures.

Here are some of the best moments of recent history Eli was about to catch, according to the Tumblr.

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  • The ever-present Giants QB finds himself in Vietnam in 1963 to witness the Buddhist monk who set himself on fire in protest.
  • Eli seems to absorb the tension in the situation room upon hearing of Osama Bin Laden's death.
  • Manning is familiar with these surroundings, but where did these scantily clad women come from? Thank goodness the Giants don't wear uniforms with this little fabric.
  • Eli was there in UC Davis to capture the infamous pepper-spraying cop.
  • Always in the right place to capture drama, Manning snags a picture of a victim of the Kent State shootings in 1970.
  • Eli Manning seems nonplussed as tanks in Tiananmen Square approach to crush him and his cell phone.
  • The Giants quarterback solemnly photographs a couple caught in a passionate embrace during the 2011 Stanley Cup riots in Vancouver.
  • The picture that started it all. A hapless Eli Manning snaps a picture of damage from Sandy

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