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Tight security as Madame Tussauds unveils UK waxwork of Trump

A waxwork of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is displayed during a media event at Madame Tussauds in London, Jan. 18, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall1 / 6
A waxwork of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is displayed during a media event at Madame Tussauds in London Jan. 18, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall2 / 6
Gallery assistants pose, pretending to put the finishing touches to the hair and make-up of a waxwork of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, during a media event at Madame Tussauds in London, Jan. 18, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall3 / 6
A gallery assistants poses, pretending to put the finishing touches to the hair and make-up of a waxwork of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, during a media event at Madame Tussauds in London, Jan. 18, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall4 / 6
A gallery assistants poses, pretending to put the finishing touches to the hair and make-up of a waxwork of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, during a media event at Madame Tussauds in London, Jan. 18, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall5 / 6
Gallery assistants pose, pretending to put the finishing touches to the hair and make-up of a waxwork of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, during a media event at Madame Tussauds in London Jan. 18, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall6 / 6

LONDON—A waxwork of Donald Trump was unveiled on Wednesday, Jan. 18, amid tight security at Madame Tussauds museum after protests at a similar ceremony in Spain earlier this week.

Striking a bullish pose in his navy suit and Republican red silk tie, the model stands in the museum's Oval Office exhibit, alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Dalai Lama and India's Mahatma Gandhi.

"Our studio team have been frantically busy matching his infamous glowing tan and trademark hairstyle in time for the start of his presidential reign," said Edward Fuller, general manager of Madame Tussauds London.

"Our guests will now find him standing imperiously in the Oval Office section within the attraction where he'll reside for the remainder of his presidency."

Security was tight at the unveiling following a protest in Madrid on Tuesday, where a topless woman from the feminist group FEMEN attacked a Trump statue at a waxwork museum.

Reuters journalists there saw the woman push past security ropes and place her hand on the statue's crotch.

There were no such scenes at the museum on Wednesday but environmental and anti-racism groups are planning to stage demonstrations in Britain on Friday, the day Trump is inaugurated as U.S. president.

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