A Spanish lawmaker was horrified to learn that the FBI used an online photograph of him to create an image showing what Osama bin Laden might look like today.Good luck clearing Customs when you come to the U.S., Gaspar! (Meh. Actually, considering airport security these days, should be a snap).
The image using Gaspar Llamazares' photo appeared on a wanted poster updating the U.S. government's 1998 photo of the al-Qaida leader.
Llamazares, former leader of the United Left party, was elected to Spain's parliament in 2000. The photograph of him used to make the wanted poster originally appeared on posters for his 2004 general-election campaign.
I dunno. Maybe it isn't so strange to use pictures of lawmakers as a representation of someone or something else. I was watching one of those mystery ailment shows the other night, and there was this guy with an inexplicably enlarged scrotum. He was kind of shy about having it photographed, so they used the this image to indicate what it looked like:
(Heh. I guess those wire-rims are "specticles")