A round avatar with the head of a middle-aged man with blue eyes, looking at something in the distance over the right shoulder of the viewer. He has a crewcut with a few thin white streaks, his temples are gray. The gray spills down into his short beard, which fades back to its original dark color towards the chin. He looks concentrated and determined. The background is drawn with a round symbol in orange and browns, and blends into the collar of the suit the man seems to be wearing.

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