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Vladimir Putin Meets Mahmoud Abbas And Neither Seem Very Chuffed About It

23/01/2014 15:20 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 18:59 GMT

Beneath those diplomatic smiles... oh no wait, they didn't even bother with those.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas looked like he'd smelt the inside of a rotten intestine when he met Vladimir Putin on Thursday.

Which could explain Putin's lip-vanishing grimace, giving him the appearance of someone desperately trying not to share gas with a room full of dignitaries.

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All pure speculation however, it could have been anything.

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But Abbas' all-knowing look here and Putin looking sheepishly at the floor reinforces our suspicions.

Yup, Putin let one rip. Almost certainly beyond doubt.

Possibly...