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Apple stores on the East Coast are now closing to prepare for the evening’s push and suddenly the time between now and 6pm starts to feel like an eternity. So we turn to the two redheaded stepchildren of tech coverage, Engadget and Gizmodo for some full frontal iPhone release day porn.

Engadget’s got running multi-city tabs on the lines and tells us that even the mayor of Philadelphia has queued up. Meredith Vieira can’t figure it out (no surprise there) and Newsweek’s Steven Levy was almost relieved of his review phone on live TV. Gizmodo has a iPhone line photo gallery with shots from Santa Monica to Clarendon, Virginia and every sleepy hamlet with an AT&T store in between. And they also have another feature very near and dear to our sweaty hearts, a Greg the First iPhone Camper Photoshop contest, and this one has got to be our favorite.