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Peres posts ‘Passover selfie’ showing him at pyramids

To mark Jewish holiday, the 93-year-old former president shares on Facebook a doctored image that mocks his age

Shimon Peres, Israel’s 93-year-old former president, embraced the holiday spirit on Friday, sharing on social media a Passover-themed meme poking fun at his age.

On his Facebook page, the former president posted the “Exodus selfie,” a photo that shows him superimposed on an image of the pyramids.

“If something is running wild on social media, it must be true,” he captioned the photo, tagging it “feeling nostalgic.”

Within hours, the black and white photo garnered close to 25,000 likes, and over 1,000 shares.

The comments were flooded with messages from amused Israelis who hailed Peres for his sense of humor.

אם זה רץ ברשתות החברתיות זה כנראה נכון 🙂 חג שמח עם ישראל

Posted by ‎Shimon Peres שמעון פרס‎ on Friday, 22 April 2016

On Thursday, Peres sent Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II a video greeting for her 90th birthday, telling her that life truly begins in a person’s ninth decade.

“From my own experience I can tell you that in my judgment – life begins at the age of 90, and they go up better and better,” he told the British monarch.

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