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Full house

The crowd turns out to see Microsoft and CEO Steve Ballmer say goodbye to CES--this was the company's last keynote at the confab.

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Waxing nostalgic

CES CEO Gary Shapiro gets nostalgic with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, as Ballmer gets set to bid adieu to CES on behalf of his company.

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The way we were

Shapiro presents Ballmer with a collage of Microsoft moments from over the years at CES.

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Embraceable you

Interviewee Ballmer rushes over to hug interviewer Ryan Seacrest...

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The clinch

...and accomplishes the clinch.

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Getting down to business

But seriously, folks.

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Metrosexuals

Speaking of business, Windows Phone (and its Metro interface) are the first order of it.

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Letterhead

"Ryan, I just have this nagging sensation that someone's trying to get in touch with me somehow..."

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Ryan and Steve

"So these two guys walk into a keynote..."

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Ultra Reller

Tami Reller, chief marketing officer for the Windows group, talks up Windows-based ultrabooks.

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#amen

A choir sang audience tweets.

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Muppets

If the blue one's Cookie, the green one's gotta be Oscar, right?

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Demo-iselles

The young lady on the right got to play with the Xbox and Kinect...

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Hello Elmo

...and beam herself into an interactive episode of Sesame Street. Elmo is tickled.

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Steve and Ryan

Basically, Ryan, me and Microsoft are outta here. Know what I mean?

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Uh oh, here it comes...

"Ohhh, I want to say it so badly: Develo-- No, I mean, Windows, Windows, Windows; Metro, Metro, Metro!"

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Silhouetted CEO

Ballmer and Microsoft ride off into the sunset, leaving CES to its own devices.

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