Daily Photo: Obama Jokes Around at G-20

By Kate Barrett

Apr 2, 2009 3:45pm

ABC News’ Kirit Radia Reports: There was at least one lighter moment as President Obama joined other world leaders for the G20 meeting in London this week to address the worldwide financial crisis.

In the photo below, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi gives a big thumbs-up as he drapes his arms around President Obama and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev.

What caught our eye was not only Berlusconi’s big grin, but seeing the American and Russian presidents joking around together. Earlier in the week, the former Cold War adversaries agreed to a continue reducing their nuclear arsenals.

G20 leaders (first row from left to right) include: Saudi King  Abdullah Bin Abdel Aziz, Chinese President Hu Jintao, Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown, (second row from left to right) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Thai Prime Minister and chair of the Association of  Southeast Asian Nations Abhisit Vejjajiva, U.S. President Barack Obama, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and New Partnership for Africa’s Development Meles Zenawi. World leaders meet Thursday for the G-20 summit aimed at fixing the crisis-wracked global economy.

(FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

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