Caganers: figurines of defecating world leaders in Catalan nativity scenes

Pooping Obama
Oh, the things you stumble across on the Internets:

“Caganers: figurines of defecating world leaders in Catalan nativity scenes”
is a photo essay of sorts on the Telegraph web site. And I swear I am not making this up:

The ‘caganer’ (literally ‘defecator’) is a feature of Catalan nativity scenes. The figure is usually tucked away in a corner of the model, far away from the manger itself, for children to find. The caganer represents fertility and equality.

Apparently, the caganer used to be depicted as a peasant, but they have come to be more commonly represented as politicians and famous people. So click on the above link to see a figurine of your favorite pooping world leader.

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