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Two Idaho potatoes stole the show during a meeting between the United States and Russia on Monday.

Secretary of State John Kerry drew chuckles when he presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with the vegetables as a gift. Lavrov, who had mentioned Idaho's most famous export during his last meeting with Kerry, described the tubers as "impressive."

The delegations were in Paris along with Syrian opposition groups ahead of U.N.-led Geneva II peace talks in Switzerland next week.