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Polls close Tuesday January 13, 2009 at 10:00 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is 5:00 p.m. (EST) and 2:00 p.m. (PST).
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Nominations for The 2008 Weblog Awards were, as always, open and public. There were over 5,000 nominations in the 48 categories. You can navigate all of the nomination via the master list of nomination posts here.
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