A British man's new passport photo made him look just like Hitler

When, 50-year-old Stuart Boyd applied for a passport before a scheduled vacation to Greece, he wasn’t expecting anything out of the ordinary. Instead, he got a passport with a photo that made him look remarkably like Adolf Hitler. 

“I was really angry when I saw it. I was distraught, really,” Boyd told the Manchester Evening News. “I just thought, ‘Oh, for God’s sake, I have to have this for 10 years and they can’t even get it right.'”

Predictably, Facebook commenters had a field day upon learning about the mishap.  “What’s the problem?” one asked. “It looks al-Reich to me.”

Boyd later placed call to Her Majesty’s Passport Office to set things straight. A rep promised to provide a new passport — sans toothbrush mustache — at no charge.

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