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How other world leaders shape up

Image is everything for politicians -- but some take it more seriously than others writes Katie Varvos

Published 18/09/2010 | 05:00

Image is everything for politicians -- but some take it more seriously than others writes Katie Varvos

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Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin and Nicolas Sarkozy follow the lead of Cassius in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar -- the lean and hungry look. Obama's exercise and eating regime keeps his figure trim as he approaches his 50th birthday.

He trains 45 minutes a day alternating between cardio and weights. Six days a week without fail at 7:30am, Obama works out -- and frets that he can't spare 90 minutes.

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