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13 Stock Images From Political Ads And Where You've Seen Them Before

If you think you've seen these images in campaign ads before, it's because you probably have.

Posted on October 19, 2012, at 10:58 a.m. ET

1. Romney Ad "Prairie Fire"

The barn in this Romney campaign ad "Prairie Fire" was also used in an Organic Valley butter ad with the text "I'm a barn."

2. Obama Ad "Fees"

The Obama campaign ad hitting Romney for fee increases as governor is used as a logo for churches, charity groups, law firms and even a right-wing group, among others.

3. Obama Ad "C'mon Man"

The shot of a teacher in this Obama campaign ad is also used for a Chinese online school.

4. Obama Ad "Mandatory"

The image of a coal worker in the Obama ad "Mandatory" was also used as the banner for a drug and alcohol testing website.

5. Romney Ad "Praire Fire"

This image of houses in the Romney ad "Prairie Fire" was also used in an ad for a watch company, a handyman, and a Flickr gallery for "The World's Best Photos Of McMansions."

6. Romney Ad "Reapply Them"

This boy waving a flag in a Romney campaign ad seems to be a standard. The same stock video is used in a Freedom Works ad for Ted Cruz and a Citizens For The Republic ad. BuzzFeed happened to also used the image in a fake ad for Newt Gingrich back in March.

7. Romney Ad "Who Shares Your Values"

This image of a stained glass window in a Romney campaign ad is also used in "Why Be Catholic" DVD, a "Climate Change on Faith" DVD, Paranormal State: The Devil In Syracuse, and numerous other faith based videos.

8. Romney Ad "A Better Future"

The photo of male business man in this Romney campaign ad is also used in an ad for Tipesas Petroleum, a Mexican petroleum company.

9. Obama Ad "Facts"

The elderly women used in the Obama campaign ad "Facts" is also used for a medical billing company, law firm, and home care service.

10. Obama Ad "Earned"

The ad hitting Mitt Romney for his 47% comments uses a photo also used for an online pharmacy.

11. Obama Ad "Only Choice"

The image of a grandmother talking to her granddaughter is used all across the Web in a Baltimore Jewish blog, numerous hospice care centers, and religious service organizations.

12. Romney Ad "Juntos"

This image of a school teacher was used in an anti-gay marriage ad in 2009.

13. Romney Ad "Paid In"

The image of a hospital bed in a Romney campaign ad about Medicare is a go-to logo for hospitals.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.