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“It’s just Bernie being Bernie” – How a photo of Sanders wearing mittens at Inauguration Day went viral

One of the most enduring and endearing photos – an image of independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders – has made waves across the internet, sparking thousands of photoshopped memes on social media.

In the picture, Sanders dons oversized mittens and a practical brown coat, sitting socially distanced on a folding chair with crossed legs and arms. It is this photo of the former Democratic presidential candidate that has been transposed across time and place, dropped into historical moments, movie scenes, famous paintings and more.

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