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US first lady Michelle Obama is the latest victim of Iran's photoshop craziness, with her dress added to so her neckline is not showing.
According to the Guardian, the Fars News Agency photoshopped Obama's dress so it covered her chest and shoulders while she announced Argo had won best picture via a video link from the White House during yesterday's Oscars ceremony. Fars is linked to the Islamic republic's elite Revolutionary Guards.
Iranian rules stipulate women shown on Iran's state television should have a hijab that covers their hair, arms and legs, making the Oscars quite a challenge.
The rules do vary somewhat for foreigners, and in particular state dignitaries and celebrities.
A foreign woman travelling inside Iran should comply with the same restrictions on Iranian women, but those shown on TV can get away with with not wearing the hijab.
Obama wore a Naeem Khan dress which had a scoop neckline and mid-width shoulder straps.
It's the second time in as many weeks news officials in Iran have employed the use of photoshop.
An Iranian state news agency last week released a new picture of a new radar-dodging stealth bomber flying above snow-covered mountains.
But the picture was immediately suspected to be fake, with the lighting on the plane and its position similar to its appearance in pictures on the ground in Tehran.
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