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Mayor’s Signer Lydia Callis Attracts Fans in Superstorm

Before New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg updates reporters and the public about the latest fatalities, flooding and power failures caused by superstorm Sandy, he thanks one person -- Lydia Callis.

Callis stands next to the mayor and translates in sign language during his updates. Her sweeping gestures and facial expressions have been noted on the social media website Twitter and have inspired a Tumblr page of press conference pictures. The Daily Beast combined video footage with the Ace of Base song “The Sign.”