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The best #BernieSits memes from the Middle East

Social media users are inserting Sanders into iconic Middle Eastern scenes [@habib_b/Twitter]

Date of publication: 22 January, 2021

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The Bernie Sanders meme is truly international.
Senator Bernie Sanders is not content with being immortalised on the internet with just one meme ("I am once again asking" if you've been living under a rock).

The progressive Democrat's nonchalant stance at the inauguration of President Joe Biden this week has sparked a thousand memes.

Wrapped up in the same winter jacket as in his previous meme - almost by fate - crossing his arms in mittens, and wearing a mask that appeared to be masking a slight frown, Sanders looked like he had better places to be and more important things to do.

The photo, originally by AFP photographer Brendan Smialowski, has now spread across the world, with Sanders planted in hundreds of different locales. Here are some of the best from the Middle East:

Sitting out on the wedding dabke

[@ssawsannnn/Twitter]

Bernie in Tehran

[@farnazfassihi/Twitter]

[Creator unknown/Twitter]

Jamming with Umm Kulthoum

[Creator unknown/Twitter]

Fishing in Istanbul

[@azraceylani/Twitter]

Bernie against the occupation

[Twitter]

Fairouz meets Macron - meets Bernie

[@habib_b/Twitter]

With iconic Turkish street cat Tombili

[@PieroCastellano/Twitter]

...and with another Middle Eastern icon

[Creator unknown/Twitter]

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