WorldViews: Among world leaders, the trend for acting like Vladimir Putin is catching on

By Adam Taylor, August 14, 2014

The two world leaders look absurdly alike: Their stature, their suits, their haircuts and hairlines. They even appear to have coordinated sunglasses and ties. Could it really be a coincidence?

On Tuesday, BuzzFeed published a series of photographs of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi. The photographs, captured by various news agencies, showed what was no doubt boring visit between two heads of states with corny photo opportunities and plenty of handshakes. But BuzzFeed's framing was perfect: They titled the post "Compelling Evidence That Russia’s Putin And Egypt’s Sissi Are Actually The Same Person." Take a look at the photographs and you can see why.

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