*Forget the visit of China’s president, Hu Jintao. Forget the fact that folks wanna know when he bring the jobs back. Nope, photos of the prez released this week are prompting a feverish round of “does he or doesn’t he” speculation about whether our commander in chief dyed his hair.

Recent before-and-after photos published by outlets including England’s Daily Mail online, Gawker and a number of print tabloids apparently illustrate a recent pronounced darkening of the president’s coif.

It’s no secret that the stress of Oval Office duty can quickly take a physical toll on the president.

Many have cataloged the before-and-after appearances of presidents past, and Obama and his staff have readily admitted he’s no different. “Change is hard,” Obama told the Urban League last summer. “I don’t know if you’ve noticed. That’s why I’ve got all this gray hair.”

After that comment from Obama, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was even asked to weigh in on the state of the presidential hair during a White House press briefing. “I can’t imagine that the weight of the job doesn’t take a toll physically and mentally on anybody that does it,” Gibbs said, adding, “I know he greatly enjoys it, and it will just require him to get more frequent haircuts.”

Red the rest of this story and link to more photos at Yahoo’s The Ticket.