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Kissing protocol at the G20

Michelle Obama hugs Gordon Brown, keeps her distance from Silvio Berlusconi and gives Stephen Harper an air kiss


A slide show put together by the Telegraph reveals varying degrees of friendliness in the way the Obamas greeted other world leaders. Michelle Obama is shown hugging British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, German Chancellor Andrea Merkel and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, but both Obamas keep their distance from scandal-plagued Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi. And the reception for Canada? Stephen Harper is given a polite air kiss by Michelle Obama, while Laureen Harper receives a warm presidential handshake.

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Kissing protocol at the G20

  1. Stephen Harper is given a polite air kiss by Michelle Obama. Michelle like the majority of people can not think of anything as gross as kissing the neo con nerd . She would prefer to kiss the cod or a wort hog.

  2. That doesn't look like an air kiss. That just looks like they took the shot before they actually kissed (in the polite cheek-cheek matter, anyway).

    Forget economic coordination and stimulus: Barack's expression when Michelle was greeting Silvio, and Michelle's expression when Barack was hugging Carla, were probably worth the whole expense of having this thing.

  3. lol presidential handshake

  4. Laureen Harper`s hot too