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Jul 13, 2009

The Obama perve that wasn’t

In a photo that made its way around the world, Obama appears to check out a woman with a lovely behind at the G8. It wasn't really a true moment (as video later showed) but that didn't stop news outlets.

As part of our 15th birthday celebrations, we’ve trawled through the archives to bring you some of the best, weirdest and most salacious articles published on Crikey since our launch on February 14, 2000. *This article was originally published on July 13, 2009. Reuters photographer Jason Reed must be pleased with the nanosecond he caught on camera at the G8. It's made its way around the world. In the photo, US President Barack Obama appears to check out a woman with a lovely behind -- later revealed as 17-year-old junior G8 delegate Mayara Tavares -- while French Pres Nicolas Sarkozy looks on with the bemused look of a proud parent. The Guardian has it here.

"The American President is an Ass Man, Apparently" announced Gawker while also noting the fun that Matt Drudge was having with the pics. To wit:

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