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In Pictures: Chinese First Lady’s stunned facial expression sparks Photoshop frenzy

Last year, when Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan visited the Imperial College London, a professor at the university gave the Chinese First Lady a shawl in a white box. The shawl must have been exquisite, as the normally graceful Peng responded with a jaw-dropping expression.

The amusing picture sparked a Photoshop frenzy on social networking site Reddit. Netizens let their imagination fly as they replaced the white box with everything from futuristic sneakers to doughnuts.

Peng Liyun receives Nike Air Mag Power Laces from Back to the Future as gift

Peng Liyun receives Nike Air Mag Power Laces from Back to the Future as gift. Photo: alexbm521, via Reddit.

Peng Liyuan receives classified information as gift

Peng Liyuan receives classified information as gift. Photo: randy06 via Reddit

Peng Liyuan receives doughnuts as gift

Peng Liyuan receives doughnuts as gift. Photo: phirleh via Reddit.

Peng Liyuan receives XBox as gift

Peng Liyuan receives an xbox as gift. Photo: CyberScorpion0 via Reddit.

Peng Li yuan with giant battery

Peng Liyuan receives 1.21 Gigawatts of electricity as gift. Photo: vauvau via Reddit.

Peng Liyuan with Chicken

Peng Liyuan confused by a chicken. Photo: MandrewTheMage via Reddit.

Peng Liyuan photoshopped onto woman with a child

Peng Liyuan sitting holding a baby. Photo: Cha72 via Reddit.

Peng Liyuan and biblical evolution

Morphing into Peng Liyuan. Photo: dolphinmx via Reddit.

According to Chinese media, printed on the shawl was a unique pattern generated by a computer which “analysed 700 photos of Peng.”

In Pictures: Chinese First Lady's stunned facial expression sparks Photoshop frenzy