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Obama, as seen in China(16 images)

Presidents don't simply belong to the country they're elected in. If popular (or unpopular) enough, their image can reach iconic status even halfway across the world. Case in point, President Barack Obama, whose face pops up in some expected, and highly unexpected, places in China.

A Chinese shopkeeper shows the latest t-shirt featuring U.S. President Barack Obama as a socialist soldier, in Beijing, September 9, 2010. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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A Chinese woman wears a U.S. President Barack Obama face mask at a temple fair in Beijing January 27, 2009. Tens of millions of Chinese around the world celebrate the start of the Lunar New Year, one of the most important traditional holidays. Incense sticks were lit, fireworks were set off and families and friends gathered for meals in Chinese communities to ring in the Year of the Ox. (UPI Photo/Stephen Shaver)
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Money wallets and bags featuring U.S. President Barack Obama dressed in the Red Army communist fatigues of China's former helmsman Chairman Mao Zedong are being sold in shops in Beijing, September 14, 2010. "Oba-Mao" t-shirts and accessories are big sellers in Beijing due to Obama's unflagging popularity among many Chinese. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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A Chinese news magazine features a front page story on U.S. President Barack Obama and the Republican presidential candidates, on sale at a newsstand in Beijing on July 7, 2011. The U.S. and Chinese economies -- the world's largest and the fastest-growing economy, respectively -- have become inextricably codependent, a relationship neither side views as healthy, but which neither will move to break. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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