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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau sports Star Wars socks on May The Fourth

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has shown off his dedication to Star Wars by sporting themed socks on the unofficial holiday celebrating the films.

His feet displayed R2-D2 and C-3PO during a meeting with Ireland's prime minister.

May 4, as in "May The Fourth Be With You" has become a day to celebrate all things Star Wars.

Mr Trudeau made sure to show his spirit despite a high-profile meeting with Enda Kenny in Montreal on Thursday.

Photos show him wearing the mismatched Star Wars-themed footwear.

One sock shows off the golden C-3PO, while blue-and-white R2-D2 is on the other foot.

Mr Trudeau later tweeted a photo with the note: "These are the socks you're looking for".

The line is a play on one of Alec Guinness' lines in the original 1977 film.

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