This Street Artist is NOT Working On An Image of PM Modi in Israel

This picture dates back to 2005. It’s not even from Israel. 

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This picture dates back 12 years to 2005. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)

A photo of a street artist has been making the rounds since Prime Minister landed in Israel for his three-day visit.

Here’s the image:

(Photo: Facebook <a href="https://m.facebook.com/unitehindus/">Mission Modi 2019</a>)
(Photo: Facebook Mission Modi 2019)

Don’t fall for it because it’s fake!

The image is a photoshopped version of a photo from 2005. The actual image was taken at the Centre of Pompidou in Paris. And the street artist was captured reproducing Vermeer's Het Meisje Met de Parel.

(Photo: <a href="https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Street_artist_Centre_Pompidou.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>)
(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

After the image was posted on the Mission Modi Facebook page, several social media users stepped up to point out that the image was fake. A number of users also tried to redirect people to the original image.

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