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Photos : Meet the man who's the spitting image of Barack Obama

published on Wednesday, 5 March 2014

IIham Anas, President Barrack Obama's lookalike,  is a photographer from Indonesia.
Looking a lot like Obama has changed his life for the better, he says:“I see my resemblance to Obama as a blessing,” he says. “I used to look at the mirror and I had a negative perception of myself.”A huge fan of Obama, Anas who now travels round the world and refuses jobs which might be controversial so as not to hurt his famous ‘twin’.According to reports, so uncanny is the likeness that he regularly gets stopped in airports by Obama admirers. He has taken to wearing a hat and sunglasses on the street to avoid the inevitable questions. Obama’s rise has changed Anas’s life, and his view of himself, as he recounts in his autobiography, Because of Obama. “I see my resemblance to Obama as a blessing,” he says. “I used to look at the mirror and I had a negative perception of myself.”