G20 family photo: Take 2

November 15, 2008

WASHINGTON – The G20 leaders found themselves in a predicament faced by many a family when trying to assemble everyone in one place at one time for a snapshot. Someone inevitably spoils the first take.

The leaders of the advanced and developing countries gathered in Washington on Saturday to talk about the global financial crisis started the day with a group photo.

They filed in to the National Building Museum and lined up smiling for the cameras to capture their bonding.

Then it was time to leave and head into the first meeting to discuss the world’s worst financial meltdown in decades and search for solutions.

But as they stepped off the stage confusion reigned, and they all turned back for another shot.

Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez had arrived late and missed the first photo.

So they all smiled politely once again, now the group was complete, for a quick second take.

An apologetic Fernandez turned to her neighbors and said “gracias.”

Photo credit: REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

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Oops. She was also late for another big photo shoot in Lima this year. It was for the EU-Latam Summit meeting.

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