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In pictures: Rodrigo Duterte and Kim Jong-un impersonators cause a stir

In pictures: Rodrigo Duterte and Kim Jong-un impersonators cause a stir

  • 3 February 2019
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It might look like Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have been out and about on the streets of Hong Kong, posing for pictures and toasting one another over a fried chicken dinner.

But, on closer inspection, it turns out the pair are in fact a couple of impersonators.

Meet the men who go by the names of Cresencio Extreme (a Mr Duterte lookalike), and Howard X (a Mr Kim double).

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Image caption The pair, brandishing fake rifles, were greeted by staff and members of the public as they arrived at the fried chicken restaurant
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Image caption They joined Sunday mass at St Joseph's Church, with Cresencio Extreme (L) dressed in the type of white shirt that has become a signature of Mr Duterte
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Image caption The Mr Duterte lookalike sparked a frenzy and a fair amount of confusion at the church in central Hong Kong as he was mobbed by worshippers
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Image caption "Is that Duterte?" Some were never going to fall for it, saying the impersonator appeared too young to be the Philippine leader
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Image caption The two appeared to hit it off as they tucked in to a portion of fried chicken during their dinner date on Sunday
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Image caption Mr Duterte (L) and 'Mr Duterte'
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Image caption Mr Kim (L) and 'Mr Kim'

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