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Word of Mouth

Photoshopping Vladimir Putin

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Do a quick search of Vladimir Putin and you'll find a countless array of photoshopped images of the Russian leader riding a bear, a shark, a giraffe, an eagle and, because: puns, a Ritz® cracker.

There are a bevy of tumblr's devoted to photographs of Putin. Some are photoshop and mash-up photos, other are just " normal" photos of Putin, that manage to somehow appear photoshopped.

Uncomfortable Moments with Putin

Vladimir Putin Doing Things

Vladimir Putin with Animals

The Amazing Adventures of Vladimir Putin

On reddit's r/photoshopbattles, a photo of Putin doing something completely benign is posted, and an absurd battle of photoshop skills ensues.

Here's a link to the original photo by the Associated Press in a February 2014 WSJ.com article: Putin is Playing a Game of His Own

Here's a few from the battle:

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Credit Reddit user u/Shappie
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Sir Patrick Putin

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Credit Reddit user u/Shappie
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"Dewey, do you see that? That's air. That's air!"
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Credit Redddit user u/I_Use_The_Internet
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Putin gets the gold!
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Credit Reddit user u/gnostic_cat
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Credit Reddit user u/citizen_coping
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Credit Reddit user u/BigMacCombo
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It is surprising how fun it is to photoshop Putin into any photo, which we found out when we photoshopped him into an old WoM team photo.

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Credit Team Photo: Chris Saunders | P-shop: Logan Shannon
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With apologies to former producer Zach Nugent.

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