Awkward Photos

Obama and Putin's Sad Meeting, Leaders Without Ties, and More Awkward G8 Photos

When the G8 leaders get together, there is one guarantee: awkward photos. See the best of the 2013 summit.

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Getty; AP (3)

The leaders of the world's eight wealthiest countries reunited at the Lough Erne golf resort in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, this week for a G8 summit they'll never forget ... and perhaps always regret. David Cameron and Angela Merkel were caught in a cozy embrace, while you could have cut the tension between Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin with a knife. Take a look at the 2013 summit's most awkward moments.

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When this gang gets together, you never know what will happen. From the left: European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Barack Obama, French President François Hollande, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta, and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron is awfully excited to be reunited at long last with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. 

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This actually happened in slow motion. It was beautiful. Almost as beautiful as the reunion between Cameron and Merkel. 

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"So, uh, how about that Assad?" Leave your best thought-bubble suggestions for Obama and Putin in the comments. 

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It wouldn't be a G8 summit without at least one protester strutting around in a thong. 

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"America's still got it." President Obama declares victory over a group of primary school children in what he misunderstands to be a mural-painting contest.  

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"Hey, everyone, look at me. I'm the president of the United States." 

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Press photographers run to catch the G8 leaders as they pose for a group photo. 

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And since they are posing for a group photo, the running really wasn't necessary. 

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Believe it or not, these are actually the G8 leaders, but they all switched masks. Can you guess who's wearing whom? 

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"Are we done here yet?"