Czech President Vaclav Klaus sitting next to his host Chile President Sebastian Pinera
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Czech president video is web hit

Footage of the Czech president pocketing a pen at a news conference has been causing a stir on local TV and the internet.

Vaclav Klaus was filmed taking the ceremonial pen during a news conference with Chile's President Sebastian Pinera.

Czech TV broadcast the video with red circles and arrows highlighting the pen, which was then posted online with a 'crime scene' soundtrack.

A spokesman for Klaus said the pen was "a common pen with a logo of the state or office, which presidents and members of their delegation receive during state visits".

  • 13 Apr 2011
  • From the section Europe