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Morphed photo of Obama watching Modi's speech goes viral

February 05, 2014 11:25 IST

"Even Obama listens (to) the speech of NaMo," says the caption of a doctored picture showing the United States President watching a Narendra Modi speech on television. The morphed photograph (left) is being circulated on social media.

The original photo was taken in January 2011 and captured President Obama in the White House watching a televised speech by the then Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

In the doctored picture, Mubarak has been replaced by Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate, Modi. The Gujarat CM is seen delivering a speech, which is being watched on a small television screen by Obama and his team.

Among others, the picture was shared by BJP Member of Parliament from Navasari in Gujarat C R Paatil.

When contacted, Patil said he was not aware that the photograph was morphed. He said it had been shared with him on Facebook and he had forwarded it without verifying its authenticity.

Image: The original picture of Obama watching Hosni Mubarak's speech has been morphed

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