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Justin Trudeau has a beard now and people have a lot to say about it

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has returned from more than two weeks of vacation in Costa Rica with a new look.

Adam Scotti, photographer to the Prime Minister, posted a picture to Instagram on Monday showing Trudeau looking pensive with a new salt-and-pepper beard. 

The new look is taking Twitter by storm, with many people commenting on the PM's change of style. 

Trudeau also posted a picture to Twitter on monday debuting the now infamous beard. 

So far, it's unclear whether the beard is here to stay or if it's just a post-vacation look — perhaps a true sign that relaxation was in full effect over the holidays? 

After multiple news articles about the beard, some people were beginning to feel annoyed about the topic.

For some, the latest facial hair development served as a reminder of the Prime Minister's earlier days.

Others have pointed out that the beard has become another source for Conservative vs. Liberal Twitter scraps.

One Twitter user pointed out that the back and forth about Trudeau's beard seems to be coming as a distraction during a fraught time.

Other see it more as a joke, and have even gone as far as starting a Twitter account as the Trudeau beard.

Whether you think it's a big deal or not, according to the Toronto Star, the beard has some historical significance to it as Trudeau is the first prime minister to sport a full beard since Mackenzie Bowell, who served from 1894 to 1896.

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