Small Siberian Town Hosts 'Kick Obama' Contest

Gary Cameron / Reuters

Participants in the small Siberian town of Bratsk's annual youth day celebration had a unique opportunity this year: to participate in a competition called "Kick Obama," an event that was exactly what it sounds like, local media reported.

The town's youth were invited to kick a life-sized cardboard cutout of U.S. President Barack Obama, the news site reported.

Participants were given a certain number of points depending on where their feet connected with the American president. Those who kicked Obama in the head scored the highest.

Hovering above the U.S. leader were the words: "Let's hit the sanctions!"

It was unclear whether the contest was organized by the same local officials who put together the celebration, pointed out. Regardless, "Kick Obama" proved to be a big hit among local teens.

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