President Obama, Putin Cozy Up With Koalas at G20 Summit

World leaders cuddle up to wide-eyed koalas while attending summit.

ByKami Dimitrova
November 15, 2014, 12:27 PM
PHOTO: Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Russia's President Vladimir Putin
Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Russia's President Vladimir Putin meet Jimbelung the koala before the start of the first G20 meeting, Nov. 15, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.
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— -- It’s day one of the G20 Summit and world leaders are already getting cozy.

The world’s most powerful leaders put aside talks on the economy and Ukraine to cuddle with irresistibly cute koalas.

PHOTO: Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott and President Barack Obama meet Jimbelung the koala
Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott and U.S. President Barack Obama meet Jimbelung the koala before the start of the first G20 meeting, Nov. 15, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.
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PHOTO: Australia's Tony Abbott cuddles Jimbelung the koala, while Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on
Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott cuddles Jimbelung the koala, while Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on before the start of the first G20 meeting, Nov. 15, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.
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Photos show President Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel smiling and hugging one of Australia’s token mammals while attending the first of a two-day G20 summit in Brisbane.

PHOTO: Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff
Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff pose for a photo with Jimbelung the koala before the start of the first G20 meeting, Nov. 15, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.
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PHOTO: Christine Lagarde pats Jimbelung the koala, held by Michele Barneds, with Jean-Claude Juncker
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde pats Jimbelung the koala, held by Michele Barneds, with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker before the start of the first G20 meeting, Nov. 15, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.
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