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Democratic presidential candidate Vice President Al Gore gives (Credit: AP )

Democratic presidential candidate Vice President Al Gore gives talk show host Oprah Winfrey a high five during the taping of "The Oprah Winfrey Show." (Sept. 11, 2000)

High-fiving celebs

People everywhere like to congratulate themselves with a simple high five, and athletes seem to have cornered the market. Here are some celebs, sport stars and ordinary folk we caught in the act.

History of the high five

Democratic presidential candidate Vice President Al Gore gives
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Democratic presidential candidate Vice President Al Gore gives talk show host Oprah Winfrey a high five during the taping of "The Oprah Winfrey Show." (Sept. 11, 2000)

Models exchange a high five during the Richie
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Models exchange a high five during the Richie Rich spring 2011 show during Fashion Week in Manhattan. (Sept. 9, 2010)

New York Mets' Jose Reyes, left, and Angel
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New York Mets' Jose Reyes, left, and Angel Pagan leap and high-five at the end of the game after they defeated the Florida Marlins 7-5 at Citi Field in Flushing. (Sept. 1, 2011)

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With victory in hand, Ben Collins, 28, of
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With victory in hand, Ben Collins, 28, of Colorado Springs, Colo., gives a fan a high five moments before crossing the finish line of the Nautica New York City Triathlon. (Aug. 7, 2011)

Jake Wallasch, 11, from St. James, jumps up
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Jake Wallasch, 11, from St. James, jumps up to give a high five to Al Rios, of Miller Place. Thousands of local residents whose lives have been impacted by pancreatic cancer join together for The Lustgarten Foundation's 11th annual Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk, which was held at Jones Beach in Wantagh. Walkers were able to participate in a one- or three-mile walk along Jones Beach's scenic boardwalk. (Oct. 9, 2011)

Patti Kozlowski gives a high five to friend
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Patti Kozlowski gives a high five to friend Laura Abernethy, a cancer survivor.

A child watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
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A child watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade gets a high five from a Statue of Liberty character on in Manhattan. (Nov. 26, 2009)

Passenger Jorge Morgado, right, looks on as his
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Passenger Jorge Morgado, right, looks on as his son gives a high five to Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, pilot of the US Airways flight that made a water landing in New York's Hudson River last year. The group was boarding a ferry to celebrate on the anniversary of the incident. (Jan. 15, 2010)

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Eva Longoria gives a high five to London
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Eva Longoria gives a high five to London Jewelers vice president Randi Udell-Alper upon arriving at London Jewelers in Manhasset in an undated photo for a showing of Loren Ridinger's new jewelry line.

Nick Bitetto of Staten Island gives a Mark
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Nick Bitetto of Staten Island gives a Mark Teixeira poster a high five while going to watch the game on Opening Day at Yankee Stadium. (March 31, 2011)

Brad Jansen, wearing a No. 50 jersey and
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Brad Jansen, wearing a No. 50 jersey and from Green Bay, cheers with with Morgan Heyrman, 21, (wearing a No. 4 jersey) at Social Sports Kitchen, a sports bar in Uniondale. Both attend Hofstra, along with James Ventura, 21, from New Hyde Park, and the two men high-five after the Green Bay Packers score a touchdown. The three are rooting on the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football's divisional clash between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears. (Sept. 27, 2010)

Mark Teixeira gets a high five from Nick
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Mark Teixeira gets a high five from Nick Swisher after hitting a two-run homer in Game 1 of the ALDS against Minnesota. (Oct. 6, 2010)

Olivia Bouler, 11, gets a high five from
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Olivia Bouler, 11, gets a high five from Rep. Henry A. Waxman, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. (July 12, 2010)

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Michelle Cuzzo, right, of Patchogue, one of 600
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Michelle Cuzzo, right, of Patchogue, one of 600 graduates at Briarcliffe College commencement exercises, gets a high five from Stacy Zager, left, the director of career services at Briarcliffe College. (May 22, 2010)

Dogs parade the grounds at Castello di Borghese
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Dogs parade the grounds at Castello di Borghese Winery in Cutchogue at The Cutchogue Canine Classic. Money was raised for various non-profit organizations including SAVES, The North Fork Animal League, Kent Animal Sheter in Riverhead and others. There were judged catagories for the four-legged friends as best lap dog, people/pet look-a-likes, best pure breed and more. Lisa Hartman of Southampton gets a high five from her dogs JJ Dalmax and Saffron Monsoon. (May 15, 2010)

Alex McHale and Alessandro Debellegarde high-five each other
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Alex McHale and Alessandro Debellegarde high-five each other during the Hofstra University undergraduate commencement ceremonies in Hempstead. (May 16, 2010)

The Yankees' Curtis Granderson gets a high five
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The Yankees' Curtis Granderson gets a high five from teammate Russell Martin after scoring on his solo home run. (March 31, 2011)

Kansas forward Markieff Morris, No. 21, and guard
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Kansas forward Markieff Morris, No. 21, and guard Tyrel Reed share a high five during their victory over Illinois. (March 20, 2011)

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Roy Oswalt, No. 44 of the Philadelphia Phillies,
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Roy Oswalt, No. 44 of the Philadelphia Phillies, gives a high five to first base coach Davey Lopes, No. 15, in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants in Game Two of the NLCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. (Oct. 17, 2010)

Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings, center, and Reid
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Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings, center, and Reid Brignac, right, high-five on-deck batter Evan Longoria after both scored on a third-inning double by B.J. Upton. (Sept. 26, 2011)

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez gets a high
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New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez gets a high five from Nick Swisher after scoring on a double by Robinson Cano in the seventh inning. (Sept. 3, 2011)

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez gets a high
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New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez gets a high five from Andruw Jones, left, after scoring on a double by Robinson Cano. (Sept. 3, 2011)

New York Mets' Jose Reyes, left, and Angel
(Credit: AP)

New York Mets' Jose Reyes, left, and Angel Pagan leap and high-five at the end of the game after they defeated the Florida Marlins 7-5 at Citi Field in Flushing. (Sept. 1, 2011)

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New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson, right, gets a
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New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson, right, gets a high five from third base coach Rob Thomson after his three-run home run against the Baltimore Orioles during the third inning of the second game of a doubleheader. (Aug. 28, 2011)

Chris Young and Ryan Roberts of the Arizona
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Chris Young and Ryan Roberts of the Arizona Diamondbacks high-five after defeating the New York Mets at Chase Field. (Aug. 14, 2011)

With victory in hand, Ben Collins, 28, of
(Credit: James Escher )

With victory in hand, Ben Collins, 28, of Colorado Springs, Colo., gives a fan a high five moments before crossing the finish line of the Nautica New York City Triathlon. (Aug. 7, 2011)

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