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There Was a Painfully Awkward Obama/Putin Stare-Down At The D-Day Ceremony

"I don't even need your love..."

Last updated on June 6, 2014, at 12:41 p.m. ET

Posted on June 6, 2014, at 12:41 p.m. ET

Obama ran on stage at the D-Day ceremony in France today...

...and everything was going fine until...

...Vlad showed up.

That's OK. Obama had totally prepared for this moment.


1. First thing Obama did was stare Putin down with a discerning nod.

2. Then Obama turned away because he was over it.

3. Then, realizing he was taller, Obama smirked and looked down on Putin.


"I'm so much taller than you..."

4. Then Putin was like “O RLY?"


"You are short one Crimea."


5. And the global frenemy stare-down got awkward...

6. ... and Putin was all like "u mad?"

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7. And everyone in the audience laughed nervously, especially this lady behind Obama.


8. And while O looked relaxed, Putin Ice Manned.

"Ice man'd."

The shot actually got so awk that the cameras pulled away...

...and when we returned it was just Obama.

This was the most awkward interaction between U.S. and Russian leaders since FDR made Stalin sit really far away from that ashtray.