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Ed Miliband Used As Stock Photo Of A Man Blowing His Nose On NBC News

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19/12/2016 14:27 GMT | Updated 19/12/2016 14:44 GMT

Poor Ed Miliband. On Sunday evening NBC News in the United States used a photograph of him blowing his nose as a stock image to highlight the dangers of flu.

Introducing the segment, the presenter Kristen Welker told viewers: “Flu season has arrived and there are fresh concerns tonight many school districts are seeing an uptick, there are concerns not enough people are getting flu shots.”

A picture of the former Labour leader flashed up on screen as the warning was issued.

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The original photograph is a Getty image taken during the 2011 Labour Party conference in Liverpool.

(H/t to @MarcOxford for the spot).