Hail to the pen thief

04/13/2011 | Reuters

The president of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, was caught on camera taking a ceremonial pen during a state visit to Chile. A video clip that shows Klaus discreetly pocketing the pen went viral, drawing more than 3 million views. Tradition allows visiting leaders to take pens as souvenirs, according to the Czech newspaper Mlada Fronta Dnes.

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