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Star-Trek-Style APEC Shirts Make Putin and Xi Premium Meme Material

Alright, this is not exactly what President Vladimir Putin and President Xi Jinping were wearing at the APEC summit, but it's pretty close! Kevin Lamarque / Reuters / Sergey Golovko

One thing about the APEC summit in China nobody could have predicted: That the outfits worn at the "family photo" session by the attending world leaders would spark a flash of recognition in the minds of Star Trek fans around the globe.


Fascinating.

One picture of Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping seemed particularly Trekkie-esque. Trade the newfangled square badges for old school communicators, and there you have it — prime meme material, just waiting to be captioned. Here are a few suggestions:

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Kevin Lamarque / Reuters / Photo montage by Sergei Golovko
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Kevin Lamarque / Reuters / Photo montage by Sergei Golovko


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Kevin Lamarque / Reuters / Photo montage by Sergei Golovko

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Kevin Lamarque / Reuters / Photo montage by Sergei Golovko

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Kevin Lamarque / Reuters / Photo montage by Sergei Golovko


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Kevin Lamarque / Reuters / Photo montage by Sergei Golovko

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Kevin Lamarque / Reuters / Photo montage by Sergei Golovko


Want to add your own caption to the #APECStarTrek image? Here it is again.

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Kevin Lamarque / Reuters / Photo montage by Sergei Golovko


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