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Even though the photo was taken in Budapest, I do NOT believe this diplomat is Hungarian.  

Firstly, the writing is NOT Hungarian.  It looks Serbian.  And even the guy himself looks Serbian.  Also, his Serbian consular frock-coat is loaded with high Serbian orders... White Eagle, Takovo, St. Sava.  He is carrying a Serbian diplomatic sword with the royal Serbian coat-of-arms.  He was probably a Serbian diplomat stationed in Budapest or just visiting Budapest when he decided to have his picture taken.

Personally, I would post this picture in the Southern European & Balkan States subforum and change the title to "Serbian or Yugoslavian Diplomat in Budapest."  I'm certain there are some Serbian members who could translate the writing.

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