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Vladimir Putin's Bare-Chested Vacation Snap Becomes Summer's Best Meme

Of course Donald Trump makes an appearance.

05/08/2017 12:44 SAST | Updated 05/08/2017 15:55 SAST

A newly released photograph of a bare-chested Vladimir Putin kicking back on vacation has sent people online into meltdown.

Images showing the Russian president kayaking, spearfishing and hiking on a mini-break in southern Siberia at the start of August began going viral soon after his government shared them late Friday.

But it was this one picture in particular that grabbed the attention of Reddit users, who immediately began manipulating it in all kinds of amusing ways:

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This picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin sat alongside Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu during his vacation in southern Siberia this month proved irresistible to Redditors.

They reimagined Putin dabbing, sat on the Iron Throne, à la “Game of Thrones,” and holding an American flag. President Donald Trump also made a not-entirely-unexpected appearance.

See the rest of Putin’s holiday photographs here:

Putin Summer Vacation Pictures 2017

And check out Redditors’ best amusing responses below:

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