Whoops.

New York City's newest mayoral candidate, disgraced former U.S. congressman Anthony Weiner, has few allies in his bid for top office. 

But as ever, his greatest enemy is himself. New York Times political reporter Michael Barbaro discovered today that Weiner's campaign website shows a photograph of the Pittsburgh skyline:

It was taken looking south from the Roberto Clemente Bridge toward downtown Pittsburgh. Here's an untinted photo for comparison:

How could a folksy, local candidate like Anthony Weiner fail to notice that his own website was showing a photo of some other city?

Let the gaffes begin.

Update, 4:40: Weiner for Mayor has since twice updated the site, first to this Clip Art-looking thing:

And now to this pastiche of NYC landmarks:

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