George Osborne joined Twitter on Wednesday - amazingly, the day of the Budget - and his first tweet included a photo of him hard at... well, work, presumably:


Of course, it immediately inspired both a spate of Photoshopped versions...

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...and a meme called 'Worried George'...

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We've rounded up some of our favourites in the slideshow below. Enjoy! (Unless you're George Osborne, of course.)

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  • By <a href="http://twitpic.com/photos/ElliottClarkson" target="_blank">@ElliottClarkson</a>

  • By @flashboy

  • By <a href="https://twitter.com/Sherilawr/status/314330929848000512/photo/1" target="_blank">@Sherilawr</a>

  • "George Osborne prepares his emergency budget in light of impending zombie apocalypse." - By <a href="http://twitpic.com/ccvsm2" target="_blank">@QuantumPirate</a>

  • By <a href="https://twitter.com/kitkant/status/314334086518947840/photo/1" target="_blank">@kitkant</a>

  • By <a href="http://twitpic.com/ccvvi1" target="_blank">@Brandy_Snap</a>

  • "Everything is better with a bit of Boris." - By <a href="https://twitter.com/howa167/status/314350452433113088/photo/1" target="_blank">@howa167</a>

  • "George Osborne's first tweet was photoshopped. Here's the original." - By <a href="https://twitter.com/quebectango/status/314334958644776962/photo/1" target="_blank">@quebectango</a>

  • Via <a href="http://www.quickmeme.com/Worried-George/?upcoming" target="_blank">Quick Meme</a>

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  • Budget 2013

    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (centre) and his treasury, team (3rd left - right) Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander, Commercial Secretary to the Treasury Lord Deighton, and Financial Secretary to the Treasury Greg Clark prepare to leave No11 Downing Street for the House of Commons to deliver this year's budget.

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    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (centre) and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander (right) prepare to leave No11 Downing Street for the House of Commons to deliver the annual Budget statement.

  • Budget 2013

    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (centre) and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander (right) prepare to leave No11 Downing Street for the House of Commons to deliver the annual Budget statement.

  • Budget 2013

    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (centre) and his treasury, team (3rd left - right) Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander, Commercial Secretary to the Treasury Lord Deighton, Financial Secretary to the Treasury Greg Clark, and Economic Secretray to the Treasury Sajid Javid prepare to leave No11 Downing Street for the House of Commons to deliver this year's budget.

  • Budget 2013

    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne outside 11 Downing Street before heading to the House of Commons to deliver his annual Budget statement.

  • Budget 2013

    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne outside 11 Downing Street before heading to the House of Commons to deliver his annual Budget statement.

  • Budget 2013

    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne outside 11 Downing Street before heading to the House of Commons to deliver his annual Budget statement.

  • Budget 2013

    ALTERNATE CROPChancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne outside 11 Downing Street before heading to the House of Commons to deliver his annual Budget statement.

  • Budget 2013

    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (centre) and his treasury, team (left - right) Economic Secretray to the Treasury Sajid Javid, Financial Secretary to the Treasury Greg Clark, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander, Commercial Secretary to the Treasury Lord Deighton, Amber Rudd MP and Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke outside 11 Downing Street before heading to the House of Commons to deliver the annual Budget statement.

  • Budget 2013

    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne walks away from 11 Downing Street heading to the House of Commons to deliver his annual Budget statement.

  • Budget 2013

    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne outside 11 Downing Street before heading to the House of Commons to deliver his annual Budget statement.

  • Budget 2013

    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds his red dispatch box as he stands with the Treasury team outside 11 Downing Street before heading to the House of Commons to deliver his annual Budget statement.

  • Budget 2013

    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne outside 11 Downing Street before heading to the House of Commons to deliver his annual Budget statement.

  • Budget 2013

    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne outside 11 Downing Street before heading to the House of Commons to deliver his annual Budget statement.

  • Budget 2013

    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne outside 11 Downing Street before heading to the House of Commons to deliver his annual Budget statement.

  • Budget 2013

    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne outside 11 Downing Street before heading to the House of Commons to deliver his annual Budget statement.

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    Britain's Chancellor George Osborne holds up his briefcase for the media as he leaves Downing Street to attend Parliament in London, Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Later Wednesday Osborne will deliver the Spring Budget Statement in Parliament. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

  • George Osborne

    Britain's Chancellor George Osborne walks away from 11 Downing Street as he leaves to attend Parliament in London, Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Later Wednesday Britain's Chancellor George Osborne will deliver the Spring Budget Statement in Parliament. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

  • George Osborne

    Britain's Chancellor George Osborne holds up his brief case for the media as Treasury team members walks away from 11 Downing Street , as he leaves to attend Parliament in London, Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Later Wednesday Britain's Chancellor George Osborne will deliver the Spring Budget Statement in Parliament. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)