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“I can promise, this will never get done”
This image, appearing to show President Bush sitting in the Oval Office struggling to solve a Rubik's Cube, has been circulating online with the caption, "I can promise, this will never get done." People often speculate that it's "photoshopped." But this is not true. Digital fakery was not used to create it. However, nor is that President Bush in the photo. It's a lookalike. The image is the work of artist Alison Jackson -- one of an ongoing series of photos staged, using lookalikes, to portray "celebrities ostensibly caught unawares" (as an exhibit of her work explains). In other photos she has depicted Paris Hilton receiving a pedicure while in prison, Prince William trying on a crown while naked, and Mick Jagger hanging out underwear.

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