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If you're sick of pieces on Ukraine's Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko always mentioning her "golden peasant braid," or something along those lines, then this slideshow on the Huffington Post will probably annoy you.

UPDATE: She just slashed her salary by half, although in fairness she probably wasn't relying on those few $1,000 to get by.

-- Luke Allnutt

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