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Can You See Narendra Modi In This Random Photo Of A Tree?

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On December 1, children's author Giles Paley-Phillips‏ tweeted this photo of a nondescript tree in an unknown forest.

A rudimentary reverse image search reveals that it's actually a fairly popular tree, with the photo being reposted on hundreds of websites over the years.

Different people exhibit different reactions to the photo. Some just see a sycamore tree, while others have more abstract interpretations:

This one dude, however, saw something COMPLETELY different:

@eliistender10 @ikpsgill1 Is That Narendra Modi .😱

Do you see it?

How about now?

If you did catch it, you're not the only one. Once the suggestion was out there in the universe, everyone started seeing it.

Is that Narendra Modi. (Question raised by @madmiyaa )

And a lot of them started questioning it too.

Spoiler alert: It's not edited. That's an authentic photo!
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Spoiler alert: It's not edited. That's an authentic photo!

Fun fact – the human tendency to see faces and patterns in random things (like Jesus on a dog's butthole or indeed Modi on a tree) is called pareidolia, and it's a legit scientific phenomenon...

And if you ever needed an example of a great one, look no further!

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