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Trump’s pic holding orb glows the internet as tweeple use humour

Courtesy: HT

Riyadh: With a recent visit of the US president, Donald Trump to the Middle East, a photograph went viral on the internet. Where Trump along with other leaders was touching a glowing orb.

The humorous responses came into the picture when Saudi Embassy tweeted a photograph of Saudi leaders and President holding the lighted sphere, which was compared to an accessory used in the movies.

The orb that Trump, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi are holding in the picture was to launch the Global Centre for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh, meant to monitor and curb extremist activity online. And the leaders’ move to place their hands on the orb was meant to be a gesture of solidarity, reported the HT.

But people on internet compared Trump with Lord of The Rings villain Saruman, who uses one of nine glowing orbs known as the Palantiri to communicate with Dark Sauron.

Some Graphic novel fans were not lagging behind and compared the picture with Hydra, the villainous organisation bent on world domination of the Marvel universe, and some were reminded of DC Comics’ group of supervillains The legion of Doom.

Other people of pop culture inspired from science fiction.

While music lovers also took part in the comparison.

And even classic live-action/ animated sports film Space Jam joined the competition.

There was a “church of Satan” which came for clarification.