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    Russia Bans Image of Putin in Lipstick

    What a drag. The Kremlin has banned an altered image circulating online of Vladimir Putin wearing garish makeup, which has been used to protest the Russian president’s 2013 law banning LGBT “propaganda.” It’s the 4,071st item added to a forbidden list of “extremist materials” — though there are many Photoshopped lipsticked-Putin images out there, so it’s not completely clear exactly which made the banned list. Social media users, of course, are gleefully sharing pictures of dolled-up Putin — especially after he expressed support this week for China’s censorship laws.

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