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Assange dons wig in Australian Internet parody


Updated: August 27, 2013 10:10AM

CANBERRA, Australia — In a departure from his public image as the ever-earnest fugitive, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has donned a blond wig to star in a video parody of an Australian singing legend filmed in the confines of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

Lip synching John Farnham’s 1986 Australian hit “You’re the Voice,” Assange made a pitch to Australian voters to back his troubled WikiLeaks Party in national elections Sept. 7.

The footage was released online Monday by Australian political satire website Juice Rap News.

Assange is the newly formed party’s star candidate and is running for a Senate seat in the state of Victoria despite being confined to the embassy in London for more than a year.

It was filmed in London in July.

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