G7 summit photo shared by Angela Merkel with Donald Trump sparks laugh riot on Twitter

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WASHINGTON: A photo shared by German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the Group of Seven (G7) summit in Canada has sent Twitter in splits. Out of a hundred photos taken at the summit, the one posted by Merkel shows her staring down US President Donald Trump while standing behind a table with both hands pressed firmly into its surface atop some documents.

Merkel captioned the picture: “Day two of the G-7 summit in Canada: spontaneous meeting between two working sessions.” With a neutral expression, she can be seen staring directly at President Trump, who sits on the other side of the table.

The photo shared on her Instagram account has invited hilarious captions and memes on social media with many calling it an ‘iconic photo’ of the summit. Merkel and Trump are also surrounded by a slew of other leaders, including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. national security adviser John Bolton.

It is not really known what conversations were going on at the moment when the image was clicked. While many said that the picture sums up Trump’s time at G-7, several others called it a ‘power dynamic’.

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Just Joe
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Angela merkel and other leaders at G7. #SaturdayMorning

1:00 AM – Jun 10, 2018
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Lindsay
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We are all Angela Merkel on this blessed G7 day. She is my spirit animal. #G72018 #AngelaMerkel

12:12 AM – Jun 10, 2018
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President Trump
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Angela Merkel’s office has released this photo taken today at the G7, which shows me not caring. @g7 @JustinTrudeau was hiding I guess.

6:11 AM – Jun 10, 2018
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Ryan Sheales

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This amazing photo from the G7 is crying out for the ‘photoshop out all the men’ treatment.

(Merkel really is the leader of the free world now.)

3:39 AM – Jun 10, 2018 · Melbourne, Victoria
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Kaz Weida
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Angela Merkel looks like she’s literally telling Trump to take a seat at G7.

Get it, girl.

10:04 PM – Jun 9, 2018
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David Mack

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Angela Merkel’s office has released this photo taken today at the G7, which tells you a lot about how things went. pic.twitter.com/IXX6K3ayys

Armando Perez
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Donald Trump’s body language says it all. Defiance before Germany’s Chancellor Merkel at the G7 summit.

9:37 PM – Jun 9, 2018
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Jean Dunn ?
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Trump left the #G7 early but by posting this photo, Angela Merkel got the last word.

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Tensions had started to subside during lunch at the summit, when there was a “relatively relaxed discussion”. The lunch was attended by the heads of state of Germany, Canada, the US, France, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom, as well as by European Council head Donald Tusk and the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, as per reports.

The topics that were brought up during lunch — economic outlooks and artificial intelligence — are not the most controversial of the summit, as opposed to the issues of trade, climate change and Russia, which had caused tensions to rise.

On the first day of the summit, which is being held in Canada’s La Malbaie, Trump pitched the idea of discarding all tariffs and trade barriers between the US and its G-7 allies. Trump will not attend the second day of the two-day summit on account of preparing for the ‘historic’ summit of him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to be held in Singapore on 12 June.

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