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Lindley Estes is a business writer for The Free Lance-Star and Fredericksburg.com. This blog is on Fredericksburg-area business. Send an e-mail to Lindley Estes.

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Live from Omaha!

I’m among 35,000 estimated people gathered at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb., for the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting. Click here to see an article about CEO Warren Buffett’s short stint in Fredericksburg.

See tomorrow’s FLS for a recap of today’s meeting, which will include about five hours of questions to the Oracle of Omaha. In the meantime, here are some photos from this morning.

 People started lining up hours before the doors opened at 7 a.m.:

The Berkshire faithful:

A model of the Chinese BYD electric car. Berkshire owns 10 percent of the company: 

GEICO is among the Berkshire subsidiaries with a booth in the exhibit hall where shareholders can shop:

The Fruit of the Loom guys — another Berkshire company:

Warren Buffett with Bill Gates’ father:

A crowd follows Warren everywhere he goes:

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