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Wednesday 26 July 2017

A meeting of First Ladies, switching places and at least one head-in-hand moment - G20 Summit in pictures

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, front, talks with U.S. President Donald Trump prior to the first working session on the first day of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, Friday, July 7, 2017. The leaders of the group of 20 meet July 7 and 8. (Tore Meek/NTB Scanpix via AP)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, front, talks with U.S. President Donald Trump prior to the first working session on the first day of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, Friday, July 7, 2017. The leaders of the group of 20 meet July 7 and 8. (Tore Meek/NTB Scanpix via AP)
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They say a picture tells a thousand words and photographers at this year's G20 summit managed to capture some unique moments shared between world leaders and their spouses.

As leaders of the most powerful nations in the world convened in Hamburg, Germany against a back drop of clashes between protesters and police there were many Polaroid moments.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to US President Donald Trump (R) and French President Emmanuel Macron at the start of the first working session of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Kay Nietfeld,Pool
German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to US President Donald Trump (R) and French President Emmanuel Macron at the start of the first working session of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Kay Nietfeld,Pool
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, front, talks with U.S. President Donald Trump prior to the first working session on the first day of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, Friday, July 7, 2017. The leaders of the group of 20 meet July 7 and 8. (Tore Meek/NTB Scanpix via AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin greets U.S. President Donald Trump's wife Melania, prior his talks with U.S. President Donald Trump during the G20 summit in Hamburg Germany, Friday July 7, 2017. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
U.S. President Donald Trump and Argentina's president's wife Juliana Awada attend the G20 summit dinner in Hamburg, Germany July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt
French President's wife Brigitte Macron (2ndR) talks to US First Lady Melania Trump (2ndL) under the eyes of French President Emmanuel Macron (L) and US President Donald Trump (top R) after a family photo of the participants of the G20 summit and their spouses at the Elbphilharmonie before attending a concert in Hamburg, northern Germany, on July 7, 2017. REUTERS/LUDOVIC MARIN/Pool
Leaders attend the G20 summit dinner in Hamburg, Germany July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Alex Schmidt
U.S. President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron talk during the G20 leaders summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
French President Emmanuel Macron (C) laughs with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (L-R), Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, IMF's managing director Christine Lagarde, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the family photo at the G20 leaders summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Ian Langsdon/Pool
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump attend the G20 summit in Hamburg. Matt Cardy/PA Wire
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Donald Trump, U.S. First Lady Melania Trump and other leaders attend a concert at the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall during the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu during the working session at the G20 leaders summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
U.S. President Donald Trump, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu talk during the working session at the G20 leaders summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
French President Emmanuel Macron (3rdL) leaves his position during the family picture to place himself next to U.S. President Donald Trump (L) as German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) watches on the first day of the G20 leaders summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool
French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump confer at the start of the first working session of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017. REUTERS/John MacDougall/Pool
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, chats with French President Emanuel Macron during their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit Friday, July 7, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
Participants of the G20 summit and their spouses pose for a family photo as French President Emmanuel Macron (C) jokes with Joachim Sauer (R), the husband of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2ndL) at the Elbphilharmonie (Reuters)
France's President Emmanuel Macron, right, and his wife Brigitte Macron arrive for a concert on the first day of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, Friday, July 7, 2017. The leaders of the group of 20 meet July 7 and 8. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

During the traditional family photo French President switched places to stand next to US President Donald Trump.

Another candid moment captured on camera was the meeting of two of the world's most talked about First Ladies, Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron. The pair chatted as their husbands looked on.

There was at least one 'head in hands' moment if the pictures are to be believed as German chancellor Angela Merkel is see talking to Mr Trump with her hand covering her face.

Sky News highlighted that Mr Trump was not greeted with a kiss by the German leader, and host of the summit, although this was how she greeted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mr Macron this way.

However, given Trump's 'fist pump' immediately after meeting with Ms Merkel it seems he didn't much mind the slight.

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