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Finnish President joins son and dog in birthday photo

Sauli Niinistö celebrates his 70th birthday on Friday, the 24th of August. He posed for a candid photo to thank his many well-wishers.

Sauli Niinistö, Aaro ja Lennu Twitter-kuvassa.
"Should we sing?" asks the Finnish president's son as Niinistö thanks well-wishers on his 70th birthday. Image: Twitter / Yle Uutisgrafiikka

In honour of his 70th birthday, Finnish president Sauli Niinistö took to Twitter to thank well-wishers while posing with his young son Aaro and the nation’s favourite pooch Lennu.

The photograph marks the first public photo of young Aaro Veli Väinämö, born to Niinistö and his wife Jenni Haukio in early February this year.

In the first photo Aaro asks "Should we sing?", and in the second the president thanks well-wishers for remembering his birthday.

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