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Ted Cruz announces his presidential campaign
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New York (CNN)Texas Sen. Ted Cruz launched into his presidential campaign on a round Liberty University stage during which part of his remarks were given with his back turned toward the cameras -- signaling one of the many challenges candidates face when addressing a full audience.

With most of the cameras positioned from one direction, and Cruz's penchant for going from one side of a stage to another, there were several key moments where viewers at home only saw his back, and social media followers responded accordingly:
While Cruz was backing into the camera, a group of "Stand with Rand" students were spotted live-trolling the announcement:
CLARIFICATION: This story has been updated to clarify the context surrounding the stage and camera angle's of Cruz's speech at Liberty University at Lynchburg, Virginia.