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Saakashvili-Ivanishvili Snapshot Creates A Meme


Mikheil Saakashvili (left) and Bidzina Ivanishvili stroll toward reporters following their meeting.

Mikheil Saakashvili (left) and Bidzina Ivanishvili stroll toward reporters following their meeting.

Following the much anticipated October 9 meeting between Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and Georgian Dream coalition leader Bidzina Ivanishvili, a photo snapped of the two leaders boldly making their way to the joint press conference afterward has made the rounds online, and become a source of inspiration for good (and bad) Photoshop enthusiasts. The Photoshopped images feature the two leaders in quite a few "James Bond" and "Bad Boys" scenarios.

A photoshopped image of Mikheil Saakashvili and Bidzina Ivanishvili.

A photoshopped image of Mikheil Saakashvili and Bidzina Ivanishvili.

​Following a bitter campaign season, this is the first official meeting between the two leaders after Ivanishvili’s Georgian Dream coalition won a majority of the seats in parliament in the country’s October 1 parliamentary elections.

The rest of the photos can be seen on The Young Georgians, a bilingual blog, with posts in both Georgian and English.

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