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There's A Huge Hoax That Donald Trump Was Secretly Born In Pakistan

OK, so, it all started with a photo of a little boy from Afghanistan taken in 2009.

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During and before his campaign for presidency, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump often questioned the origins of the current President Barack Obama, suggesting that he was born in Kenya.

Here's the thing though — the picture of "young Trump" that is being circulated was actually taken in Afghanistan in 2009 by AFP photographer Massoud Hossaini.

Hossaini told BuzzFeed that he was aware of the rumour and said that he thought it was, "so stupid, 'cause the boy is a poor Hazara boy". This week, he tweeted about the hoax.

Some of Pakistani media use a photo taken by myself to prove that #Trumps is originally from #Pakistan!!!! This is a joke!?

Contact Sonia Mariam Thomas at Sonia.thomas@buzzfeed.com.

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