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When world leaders got INSTA-FAME!

November 13, 2014 09:02 IST
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On Wednesday, the ever so tech savvy Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined Instagram.

His first ever post was from Myanmar where he is for the ASEAN summit.

As the Instagram community continues to grow internationally, political leaders across the globe have increasingly adopted Instagram as a way to share and connect with the people they represent. 

If you’re curious about what life is like as the leader of a far away country, explore these Instagram accounts:


US President Barack Obama has been on the photo-sharing website for quite some time and has shared intimate moments of his life such as his wedding anniversary, his birthday. Till date, he has over 37 lakh supporters. 


June was all about the FIFA World Cup and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff also caught football fever. She took this image of herself at one of the stadiums before the matches began. 


Canadian PM Stephen Harper was all smiles as he posed with Batisse X, the official mascot of the Royal 22e Régiment.


Isn’t that precious! Queen Rania of Jordan has often used her Instagram account to provide intimate moments from her personal life. In this throwback image, she shares cute moment with her daughter Sara. 


He may be one of the oldest leaders but Israel’s Shimon Peres too ’grams. Here in this image, he welcomes singer Paula Abdul to Israel. 


Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev too is on Instagram and the Russian PM isn’t camera shy either as he takes selfies and shares them with his followers. 


Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong is quite active on Instagram, taking quite a few selfies. In this one, he shares a meal fit for a king with his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak. 


Even world leaders have to go to the supermarket and Belgium Prime Minister Elio di Rupo shares this image of him at a supermarket.


And last but not the least, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who made his debut on Wednesday. His first post was while he was in Myanmar and it said, “Hello world. Great to be on Instagram!"

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