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Tuesday
Apr122011

Czech President Vaclav Klaus Steals a Pen, Ends Up on YouTube

Martin Divisek/isifa/Getty Images(SANTIAGO, Chile) -- Czech President Vaclav Klaus may be in the middle of a government crisis, but he's bringing the laughs thanks to a video that's become a YouTube hit.

The video, which was uploaded Monday, currently has more than 83,000 views. It shows Klaus stealing an official pen last week during a visit to Chile.

Viewers don't have to know Spanish or Czech to get the idea. Red circles and arrows -- accompanied by comical music -- catch Klaus in the act as Chilean President Sebastian Pinera speaks during a news conference.

"All I have to say, it is not a pen but just a stylus," Klaus said Monday, adding that he takes things all the time. Klaus said he has a pen from October's NATO Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, and a notepad from the Latvian Parliament, among other souvenirs.

"It is what people do regularly. They keep notepads and pen from such events," he said.

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