The Man with the Stolen Name

Along with information on visas and travel advisories, the US State Department’s website has a page featuring three mugshots and a mystery.

The pictures portray one man. In the first, a line is shaved into his hair and a small gold hoop juts out of the left ear. That was in style on June 24, 1997, the date of the photo. Brown eyes stare forward. Taken seven and 16 years later, the other photos show him with a receding hairline and fuller jowls.

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