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When was this photo of David Cameron that’s going viral actually taken?

David Cameron is looked up to by people across the world, and this old photo of the PM is going viral for similar reasons. But when was it actually taken?

New Delhi |
Updated: July 13, 2016 8:01:13 pm
David Cameron, David Cameron Britain PM, Britain PM, UK PM, David Cameron UK, David Cameron good prime minister, Britain David Cameron photo, Britain David Cameron old photograph David Cameron’s photograph helping workers while shifting houses is going viral, many years after it was actually taken. (Source: Iqbal Latif/Facebook)

A photograph of Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron is doing the rounds on social networking sites. One such post was by Facebook user with the caption: PM David Cameron help workers to move out of 10 Downing Street. Third world leadership should learn a lesson – you get respect when you act and show humility and humbleness. Respect ? #davidcameron”

But the photo – which is being shared as being recent – is actually from 2007, when Cameron was shifting to a house in North Kensington, London. The same photo was featured in a Daily Mail article at the time, along with several others.


Today, in fact, the outgoing Prime Minister was dealing with the last bit of parliamentary drilling at the House of Commons as the movers drove in to 10 Downing Street. Nevertheless, this picture of Cameron carrying a cardboard box helping workers seems to have been timed just right, and no wonder it’s garnered a number of reactions on Facebook, with thousands of shares and likes within a day of it being posted.


Most of the reactions to the picture has been positive, with people drawing on life lessons.

(Source: Facebook) (Source: Facebook)

While, some people were seen advising Third World leadership to take a leaf out of Cameron’s book of humility, some have gone on to say that they would chose not to respect “who in a couple of months destroyed 50 years of construction”, referring to the recent exit of Britain from the EU, or Brexit as it’s being popularly referred to.

(Source: Facebook) (Source: Facebook)

People have also gone on to admire his toned physique and “impeccably” set hair (well, he was nine years younger in that picture after all!), in between comments about how they will miss him and wanted him to stay longer.

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