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Twin sons of different parties

From tramping through cornfields to munching ice cream cones to holding babies – the time-honored traditions of the campaign trail leave President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney looking surprisingly alike.

Left: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a campaign event at the Cornwall Iron Furnace on June 16, 2012, in Cornwall, Pa.

Right: President Barack Obama at a campaign event at Capital University on Aug. 21, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio. Joe Raedle / Getty Images (L), Carolyn Kaster / AP (R)
Left: Obama during a campaign event at a school in Durham, N.H., on June 25, 2012.

Right: Romney at the NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials) conference in Orlando, Fla., June 21, 2012. Jewel Samad / AFP-Getty Images (L), Charles Dharapak / AP (R)
Left: Obama during a stop at Deb's Ice Cream and Deli in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, July 10, 2012.

Right: Romney eats White House-flavor ice cream at Tom's Ice Cream Bowl in Zanesville, Ohio, Aug. 14, 2012. /Jason Reed / Reuters (L), Mary Altaffer / AP (R)
Left: Obama hugs first lady Michelle Obama after she introduced him at an event at Alliant Energy Amphitheater in Dubuque, Iowa, on Aug. 15, 2012.

Right: Romney embraces his wife, Ann, at the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla., Aug. 28, 2012. Larry Fisher / Quad City Times via Zuma24.com (L), Stephen Crowley / The New York Times (R)
Left: Romney boards his campaign plane at Des Moines International Airport in Iowa on Aug. 8, 2012.

Right: Obama boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Aug. 18, 2012. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images (L), Kevin Lamarque / Retuers (R)
Left: Romney at the shuttered Solyndra solar power company's plant in Fremont, Calif., on May 31, 2012.

Right: Obama at the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center in Arcadia, Fla., on Oct. 29, 2009. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images (L), Brian Blanco / EPA (R)
Left: Obama inspects drought-stricken corn with farmer Roger McIntosh in Missouri Valley, Iowa, on Aug. 13, 2012.

Right: Romney with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey at a farm in Des Moines, Iowa, on Aug. 8, 2012. Jim Watson / Getty Images (L), Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters (R)
Left: Romney delivers the keynote address at Liberty University's commencement in Lynchburg, Va., on May 12, 2012.

Right: Obama speaks at Notre Dame University's commencement ceremony in South Bend, Ind., on May 17, 2009. Jim Watson / AFP-Getty Images (L), Mandel Ngan / AFP-Getty Images (R)
Left: Obama is reflected in a TelePrompTer at the Alliant Energy Amphitheater in Dubuque, Iowa, on Aug. 15, 2012.

Right: Romney is reflected in a TelePrompTer at the Ross County Court House in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Aug. 14, 2012. Carolyn Kaster / AP (L), Mary Altaffer / AP (R)
Left: Obama in a hot gymnasium during a rally in Grand Junction, Colo., on Aug. 8, 2012

Right: Romney at Absolute Style furniture in High Point, N.C., on Aug. 12, 2012. Jason Reed / Reuters (L), Justin Sullivan / Getty Images (R)
Left: Obama at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Mich., Sept. 5, 2011.

Right: Romney at Lanco Paint Co. in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 27, 2012. Duane Burleson / AP (L), Brian Snyder / Reuters (R)
Left: Obama with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the UN Building, Sept., 21, 2011.

Right: Romney with Netanyahu, in Jerusalem, July 29, 2012. Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP (L), Charles Dharapak / AP (R)
Left: Obama on his way to Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, July 5, 2012.

Right: Romney gets into his vehicle after arriving at Charlotte, N.C., Aug. 15, 2012 Susan Walsh / AP (L), Mary Altaffer / AP (R)
Left: Romney at Tom's Ice Cream Bowl in Zanesville, Ohio, on Aug. 14, 2012.

Right: Obama at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nev., Aug. 21, 2012. Saul Loeb / AFP-Getty Images (L), Carolyn Kaster / AP (R)