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World leaders photographed 'up close and personal'


A photographer has attempted to capture world leaders, including Barack Obama and Robert Mugabe, in a more personal light.

Platon is a staff photographer for the New Yorker magazine, who set out to photograph world leaders for a project called "Portraits of Power" in September 2009.

He set up a tiny studio off the floor of the General Assembly and did his best to bring as many world leaders as possible in front of his lens.

The results, he says, shows leaders 'up close and personal'.

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