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Obama look-alike shoots to fame in Indonesia

2009-01-19 07:14:02 GMT2009-01-19 15:14:02 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A combination photograph shows U.S. President-elect Barack Obama (L) at a ceremony for his whistle stop train trip at the train station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Jan. 17, 2009 and Indonesian photographer Ilham Anas (R) chatting with his colleagues in his office in Jakarta January 17, 2009. Anas won't be at U.S. President Barack Obama's inauguration on Tuesday. Instead he'll be starring as an Obama look-alike on Indonesian TV. Anas, 34, who from some angles bears a resemblance to the new U.S.

Indonesian photographer Ilham Anas (R) posing as the U.S. President-elect Barack Obama stands next to his colleague in his office in Jakarta Nov. 7, 2008.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Indonesian photographer Ilham Anas (2nd L) posing as the U.S. President-elect Barack Obama stands with his colleagues in his office in Jakarta Nov. 7, 2008.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Indonesian photographer Ilham Anas chats with his colleagues in his office in Jakarta Jan. 17, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Indonesian photographer Ilham Anas (R) posing as the U.S. President elect Barack Obama stands next to his colleague in his office in Jakarta Nov. 7, 2008.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

A combination photograph shows U.S. President-elect Barack Obama (L) at a ceremony for his whistle stop train trip at the train station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Jan. 17, 2009 and Indonesian photographer Ilham Anas (R) chatting with his colleagues in his office in Jakarta January 17, 2009.

Anas won't be at U.S. President Barack Obama's inauguration on Tuesday. Instead he'll be starring as an Obama look-alike on Indonesian TV. Anas, 34, who from some angles bears a resemblance to the new U.S. president, shot to fame in Jakarta after Obama, 47, won the election in November, and is now earning income as an Obama double.

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