Take a look at the scene below, as Obama crosses the plaza:
Now look closer:
This is the photo that’s taking off:
A key moment of the ceremony put Obama right in front of a mural of Che Guevara, the communist revolutionary who helped Fidel Castro take control of Cuba during the country’s revolution.
Guevara, sometimes known as “Che,” has become something of a pop icon in the past two decades. (Think of all the college-dorm-room posters.) In Cuba, he is widely venerated as a hero, and worldwide his face remains a symbol of the counterculture. But his legacy is mixed and controversial: Conservative commentators in the United States regularly decry him as a mass murderer and a terrorist.
Reporters were quick to comment on the image:
Univision and a Florida state representative wondered whether the moment was set up by the Cuban government:
Conservatives also seized on the moment: