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Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 24, 2012

The Library of Congress will induct 25 sounds that have shaped American culture into its archives, from the only known recorded interview of American slaves in the 1930s to The Grateful Dead’s 1977 concert at Barton Hall, the collection is wide and influential. [Associated Press]

Funny money: 20 great “tweaks” to the way presidents are depicted on the face of U.S. paper money. [Buzz Feed]

Take a trip back to high school English class with the upcoming remake of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The film is scheduled for a Christmas release, but you can whet your appetite with this trailer, which was released yesterday. [Gothamist]

Listen to the new album from Sigur Rós before it hits stores next week. Valtari is the Icelandic quartet’s sixth release. [NPR]

A new ad for the online photo database Getty Images tells the story of life using 38 million images from their archives, and it took the designers six months to complete this one minute clip. [Quipsologies]

Joshua Witchger is an online assistant at Sojourners.

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