Online gags galore after Czech president's mishap

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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 12:00 am

PRAGUE (AP) - Was he or wasn't he? The video footage shows the new Czech president clearly worse for wear, propping himself up against a wall at a public event, struggling to negotiate a step and being aided by a cardinal.

Milos Zeman makes no secret of his drinking. But on this occasion - a rare and highly-ceremonial public display of the Czech crown jewels last week - his office insisted he simply had a virus and subsequently needed a day or two of rest.

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