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Photos Offer a Revealing Look Inside Ben Carson’s Home

It's not surprising that Ben Carson's Presidential Medal of Freedom is on display in his Maryland home but a portrait of Carson with Jesus is less expected.

. Photographer Mark Makela visited the Maryland home of Ben Carson in November of 2014, six months before he officially announced his presidential campaign. The photos offer a revealing look at the current Republican front-runner as questions are raised about key stories in Carson's life.

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. A portrait of Ben Carson in a doctor's white coat hangs at his home. Before tossing his hat in the presidential ring, Carson was a famous neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins.

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. A passage from the Bible, including the apparent typo "poverbs," appears on the wall of Carson's home.

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. Ben Carson poses with actor Cuba Gooding Jr. in a photograph hanging in Carson's home. Gooding portrayed Carson in the 2009 television drama "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story."

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. A painting shows Carson posing with Jesus.

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. A signed photo of Carson with President George W. Bush and first lady Barbara Bush hangs in Carson's home. Cason received the nation’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in a White House ceremony in 2008.

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. A framed press clipping hangs in Carson's home.

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. Dr. Benjamin Carson poses in his home in Upperco, Maryland on Nov. 27, 2014.

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