Rise of the Blue Power Ties

Now that the president’s wearing powder blue, everyone from Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev are ditching their red ties in favor of a lighter shade. VIEW OUR GALLERY of true blue ties.

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Al Gore

Former Vice President Al Gore speaks at the The former Vice President wears sky blue to the International CTIA Wireless show in Las Vegas, Friday, April 3, 2009.

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Tony Blair

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair highlights his eyes at a press conference about the Palestinian Donor Conference at United Nations Headquarters last fall.

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Ben Bernanke

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke wears blue polka-dots at the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue with China's Vice Premier Wang Qishan on July 27, 2009.

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Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden speaks to fellow Democrats at the Jefferson Jackson Dinner, Saturday Nov. 21, 2009 in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Mike Bloomberg

Mayor Michael Bloomberg attends the dedication and opening of the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute on September 14, 2009 in New York City.

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Dick Cheney

Even former Vice President Dick Cheney, got in on the act, wearing blue to a campaign speech in Houston by U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, in November.

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George W. Bush

Former Pres. George W. Bush delivers his farewell address to the nation, from the East Room of the White House on Jan. 15, 2009.

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Bill Clinton

Former Pres. Bill Clinton goes for sparkly neckwear at Glamour magazine's 2009 Women of the Year awards on Nov. 9, 2009.

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Timothy Geithner

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner meets with Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd at the Treasury Department on Nov. 30, 2009.

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Rudy Giuliani

Former New York mayor and presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani jogs it out after an economic speech on July 30, 2009 in New York City.

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John Kerry

Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt shakes hands with Senator John Kerry before a meeting with the Foreign Relations Committee on November 3.

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John McCain

Republican presidential candidate John McCain wears blue at an energy policy speech in Nevada on June 25, 2008.

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Dmitry Medvedev

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev chooses cobalt for a press conference during the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh in Sept.

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Colin Powell

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and his pals wear blue to the Islanders-Flyers on November 11, 2008 at Nassau Coliseum in New York.

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Tom Ridge

Former secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge gets pointy in periwinkle at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn.

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Kevin Rudd

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd looks breezy, arriving at Parliament House in Canberra on Oct. 30.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger laughs during a bill signing ceremony at the Santa Clara Water District offices November 10, 2009 in San Jose, California.

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Barack Obama and Vladamir Putin

President Obama perfected the blue-tie look. Here, he speaks with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Putin's Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, Tuesday, in July.

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Barack Obama and Gordon Brown

President Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown both went with understated blues at the White House in Washington in March.

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Yukio Hatoyama and Alan Garcia

Peruvian President Alan Garcia, left, shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama prior to their meeting at Hatoyama's official residence in Tokyo, in November.

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Lee Kuan Yew and Gordon Brown

Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown and former Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew both wore blue to a meeting at 10 Downing Street in London in June.