Friday Photo: Purim pols

KFAR SABA, ISRAEL – FEBRUARY 23: Oversized models of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconia and their dancing partners to be used next week in Purim carnivals throughout the country, at the Simaney-Derech workshop on February 23, 2010 near Kfar Saba in central Israel. Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
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KFAR SABA, ISRAEL - FEBRUARY 23: A man paints the face of an oversized French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his dancing partner as he puts the final touches on one of dozens of large colourful floats to be used next week in Purim carnivals throughout the country, at the Simaney-Derech workshop on February 23, 2010 near Kfar Saba in central Israel. Purim is a festival that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people of the ancient Persian Empire from the evil vizier Haman's plot to annihilate them, as recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther. It traditionally symbolizes the victory of the Jewish people over anti-Semitic tyranny and is marked by fancy-dress parades and carnivals. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

KFAR SABA, ISRAEL - FEBRUARY 23: Oversized models of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconia and their dancing partners to be used next week in Purim carnivals throughout the country, at the Simaney-Derech workshop on February 23, 2010 near Kfar Saba in central Israel.

Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images

KFAR SABA, ISRAEL – FEBRUARY 23: Oversized models of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconia and their dancing partners to be used next week in Purim carnivals throughout the country, at the Simaney-Derech workshop on February 23, 2010 near Kfar Saba in central Israel.

Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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