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The Three Magi
Status: Fake
Yes, that's Tony Blair on the left and President Bush on the right. In the middle is the Duke of Edinburgh. They're dressed up as the three magi. It's pretty obvious that the picture is fake. Bush and Blair didn't really don these costumes. But it's not fake in the sense of being photoshopped. These are actually dummies (wax dummies, specifically) that appeared in a nativity scene at London's Madame Tussauds last Christmas. (Victoria and David Beckham served as Mary and Joseph.) Church leaders protested the scene, and it was soon shut down after being vandalized. But this picture still seems to be circulating around.
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Posted by The Curator on Tue Dec 20, 2005
Those church leaders. Always being not amused.
Posted by Citizen Premier  in  spite of public outcry  on  Tue Dec 20, 2005  at  01:35 AM
A wax dummy, eh? So it is the real Bush!
Posted by Terry Austin  in  Surf City USA  on  Tue Dec 20, 2005  at  11:18 AM
I knew it wasnt them, after all, the Magi were "wise" men.
Posted by Tom  on  Thu Dec 22, 2005  at  06:42 AM
Very English humour, and the built-in giveawya is the Duke - A man whose wisdom and public utterances are not immediately reconcilable.

This after all is the man who once asked the then new Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, during the official handover of power from England, " Are you sure you want to do this?"
Posted by DFStuckey  in  Auckland New Zealand  on  Tue Jan 03, 2006  at  11:56 PM
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