Closing Arguments: Shirtless World Leaders

By David Schoetz

Aug 5, 2009 11:02pm

Vacationing Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has stoked his macho image once again — appearing in photos and video in a series of athletic, outdoorsy scenes — on horseback, with fishing pole in hand, taking a swim. Of course, Putin is not the first world leader to appear sans shirt. President Obama was famously photographed catching a wave in Hawaii just a year ago. And with Putin raising the pin-up stakes, all eyes will be on Martha's Vineyard later this month — when the American President may yet respond. But tonight, we ask: Should those who hold high public office show a little more decorum?  Or is perfectly acceptable to show some skin? Tell us what you think. You can follow "Nightline" anytime on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Nightline.

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