Awkward moments between world leaders

Published: Thursday, Aug. 15 2013 10:05 p.m. MDT


Recent events have shown how personal international relations can get, with the news that President Barack Obama has canceled his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The cancelation is widely believed to stem from personal frustration between the two leaders.

It should come as no surprise that even something as important as international politics is subject to the same awkwardness as family get-togethers, with splits, insults and occasionally just awkward moments.

Here's a list of some awkward moments between world leaders.

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Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

How could you miss the one in 1992 between George H. W. Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa? Never go to a State dinner and eat raw fish when you're feeling nauseated.

Lynchburg, VA

Great piece. Would love to see "9 most awkward moments of presidential debates".

Cache county, USA

Henry. At least he didn't disrespect the man. Rare these days.

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