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    President Barack Obama removes his shoes as he prepares to visit the Blue Mosque April 7, 2009, in Istanbul, Turkey. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    1. avocat 108 months ago

      i love the fact that those who are disrespectful OR are criticizing aren't brave enough to post a pic or to take an open stand - i guess that tells us enough about them - afraid to show their identity for fear of perhaps being laughed at? ;))

    2. mattstilley 108 months ago

      "Stupid F*&^ lame ass customs."

    3. ilan99 108 months ago

      Nice pic, artistically and symbolically.

    4. karta_ll 108 months ago

      He was in Türkiye...

    5. futurebutterfly [deleted] 108 months ago

      hey cabocrazed1967, the republicans lost. Now move on.

    6. gobi1116 108 months ago

      i know lots of people have done this but for me its very cool to see this. after high school i lived in turkey for 8 months as an exchange student and its very strange to see him doing the exact same thing i did when i was 18 half way around the world. brilliant photo

    7. Team Cois Photography [deleted] 108 months ago

      im glad this shot is of Obama i dont see G Bush doing this after his shoes incident.

    8. netniks 108 months ago

      To lead through humility,... how novel.

    9. noprayer4dying 108 months ago

      thanks for the respect

    10. noprayer4dying 108 months ago

      fantastic behavior

    11. ronaldpolen 108 months ago

      Smart, Decent, Competent, Respectful, Humble, Bold, Reverent...

    12. Semper Fi or Die 108 months ago

      BO: This brings back some memories (see icon pic). It's good to revist your roots every once and a while.

    13. domclavaud 108 months ago

      joli geste... et puis c'est bien de voir un Président savoir se déchausser et ne rien perdre de sa grandeur...j'imagine chez nous... :-(

    14. laid19dz 108 months ago

      machaa allah, meme comme ont dit c'est pas le geste qui conte ; mais c'est le conte qui geste , j'espere bien qui vas faire ca priere...

    15. dastbrat 108 months ago

      le president OBAMA a prouvé par ce geste qu'il est un veritable democrate. respectueusement.

    16. sonofamram 108 months ago

      Oh, oh, the loudspeakers are calling, time for afternoon prayers.

    17. Rosário Marques 108 months ago

      Yes it happens to all of us.
      Nice photo!
      Do you need one more photographer?
      Just kidding.

    18. Shairani 108 months ago

      Nice picture!

    19. hüseyin atilla 108 months ago

      so nice picture. this shot is very popular in Turkey which shows respect for our culture
      welcome to Turkey :)

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