Netanyahu-Merkel Photo Goes Viral

Awkward image of the two leaders blows up across social media and international news outlets.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a joint press conference on Tuesday in which they addressed weighty topics such as Israeli-Palestinian peace, the Iranian nuclear program and bilateral ties.

Shortly afterward, their meeting was nearly eclipsed by a photograph of the two leaders attributed to Jerusalem Post photographer Marc Israel Sellem. The image began making waves on Twitter and Facebook, and made it to the top of the Drudge Report site and other international outlets by Tuesday afternoon.

Below are some of the responses it garnered:

Picture of the year so far, by Jpost photographer Marc Israel Sellem #Israel #Jpost @netanyahu pic.twitter.com/Y9CbkXB2WU

Oh Heil no: #Netanyahu gives #Germany ’s Merkel a #Hitler moustache http://t.co/Bu8f41dJX6 pic.twitter.com/JPAHJq9CNM

Netanyahu Pictured Giving Angela Merkel a Hitler Moustache. Awkward.

Netanyahu Pictured Giving Angela Merkel a Hitler Moustache. Awkward. http://t.co/5kZBmcUsmP via @IBTimesUK #Netanyahu #Merkel

Netanyahu Accidentally Gives German Chancellor Merkel a Hitler 'Stache http://t.co/IM29PaPdCa (PHOTO)

Merkel is visiting #Israel today. @Netanyahu tries not to mention the War. pic.twitter.com/VpAkp2MKye

Just in case you haven't seen wildly viral photo from Chancellor Merkel's visit today pic.twitter.com/XhLKLIdC7V

In this video-grab, Merkel and Netanyahu are seen during a joint press conference after their cabinets held a meeting in Jerusalem. February 25, 2014.Credit: AFP

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