The accordion just ceased to be sexymain
Our picture was posted overnight by Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, president of the debt-plagued, runner-up state of Argentina. She is faking a climactic moment with a distinguished guest who likes to squeeze the life out of failing states – those with which he shares a common border.
The instrument is a rather battered bandoneon. Vladimir Putin will have had no trouble picking out one of his favourite Party tunes.