These are the most widely circulated fake photos on the internet

In the world of internet and social media, everything gets shared and goes viral at lightning speed and no one really cares about whether the news or the photos they are sharing are for real or fake.

Thousands and thousands of people worldwide share images, videos, statements etc, but no one really knows where the stuff is coming from, who is generating the content, who is clicking the photographs and making videos.

Amid all this, the fake pictures and videos of celebrities, world leaders, politicians, major events, get circulated widely. So much so that sometimes people have to announce that the photos are fake.

The issue was discussed at Quora and these are most widely circulated photos that are fake

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In the 1930s and 40s, the Nazis put swastikas on everything. But this image actually isn't a photo from that period. It's from a 1983 movie.

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Dinesh and Tarkeshwari Rathod claim they climbed Everest on 23 May during a press conference on 5 June. But their story was challenged by Satyarup Siddhanta, from Bangalore, alleging the couple stole his images. Rathods have removed the images.

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2. A viral photo allegedly shows a female Kurdish soldier who's slain over 100 Islamic State fighters. But a Swedish journalist who actually met the woman in the photo says she's a former law student who volunteered with the home guard or police force of Kobane, and isn't a front-line fighter. Therefore it's unlikely she's killed huge numbers of the enemy

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In early 2008 the top photo began circulating online, showing Obama with a cigarette in his mouth. It is not real. The original photo (bottom) was taken by Kwame Ross on Aug. 3, 2004 while then-State Sen. Obama met with constituents at the University of Illinois while campaigning to become a U.S. Senator.

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Diwali in India would never look so clear.. where is the smoke afterall? Of course, this photo is fake!

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There are several reports saying that the guy dressed up as Gandhi is an Australian actor and not really the father of the nation.

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This photo was circulated through Whats app and Facebook widely as a rare picture of Sachin Tendulkar. But this is a fake to fool us.

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You really think Albert Einstein was cycling at a nuclear site?

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George Bush was also not spared

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The crescent-shaped island is Molokini, located between the islands of Maui and Kahoolawe, Hawaii. The star is a Photoshop addition.
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