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David Cameron lambasted online for Photoshopped poppy

Members of British Prime Minister David Cameron's staff are taking heat for doctoring a photograph of their leader to make it look as if he were wearing a Remembrance Day poppy.

Downing Street quickly removes altered pic of British PM sporting Remembrance Day symbol

Members of British Prime Minister David Cameron's staff are taking heat for doctoring a photograph of their leader to make it look as if he were wearing a Remembrance Day poppy.

Twitter user Dylan Morris first noted that an old profile pic of Cameron posted to the Facebook page of 10 Downing Street, the U.K. prime minister's office, had been altered to include a red poppy on his lapel.

Shortly after the Photoshopping went viral, Downing Street removed the doctored image and replaced it with a genuine one of Cameron sporting a poppy.

A spokesperson for the PM's office told reporters that it was a "technical oversight" and that the touched-up pic was quickly taken down.

The original version of the photo had been used on the Downing Street Facebook page for Remembrance Day in 2012 and 2013, the BBC's Tom Moseley pointed out, but those times, the poppy was pasted into the upper-left corner and not on to Cameron's suit.   

The photo flap triggered the usual satirical response on Twitter.

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