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At the British embassy to Jordan, a former rescue cat is settling into his new position as chief mouser — as a traditional well established in the ministries of London goes global.

“Lawrence of Abdoun” is a fluffy black-and-white tom who, according to his Twitter feed, reports directly to the Foreign Office’s Palmerston, a cat that delights his 57,000 followers with regular updates from the ministry in Whitehall via @DiploMog.

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