Since U.S. President Bill Clinton started the tradition at the 1993 summit, leaders of the 21 member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation have gathered for a group photo in the host country’s traditional garb.
From Driza-Bone coats in Australia to tunics dubbed ‘Star Trek suits’ in China, the annual Apec summit is renowned for staging awkward photoshoots with global leaders. This year, they wore a slightly more restrained woollen shawl, but here’s a rundown of some of the classics.
All best buddies.
They can't wait to get home and start waging war on each other!
Unified they stand. Divided we fall for all their lie$
I think big pink penis costumes would look awesome.
Take a look at Putin's expression in the bottom left photo. He looks like he'd really like to be back home wearing his designer tracksuit and Gucci slippers!
All that's missing is the pointy hats.
Vladimir Putin (middle) competing in the 5-man, 3-horse pole vault event at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.
I remember in my late teens, under Bolger NZ had the CHOGM conference. CHOGM sounded more like a case of venereal disease.
Lol sure does.