Children from Barakovo’s kindergarten pose for a picture next to a life-size cardboard cut-out of Barack Obama, inside the village’s cultural club on Jan. 21, 2013.
The residents of the southwestern village of Barakovo, which means “of Barak” in Bulgarian, saw their wish come true in a way last week when the cultural attache of the U.S. embassy in Sofia, Richard Damstra, presented them with a lifesize cardboard cut-out of Obama. Since then, young and old have come to see “the president” and have their picture taken with him.
"We don’t really know where the name of the village came from but we found the phonetic resemblance when Obama won his first term," Barakovo mayor Julieta Lazarova told AFP.
I’ve never heard of anyone let alone an entire village wishing for a cardboard cut out of anyone.
Congratulations on your second inauguration Obama, if you’re reading this, could you please tell me what Beyonce’s hair is like? Does it look real in real life? Can you see where it attaches?
Just email me pal, thanks.
No but seriously folks I was a little bit peeved to read about Obama’s ‘missing executive order’. Read this brief article at Rolling Stone. So stoked we don’t have machine guns lying around all over the place in Australia.
Photo: Nikolay Doychinov