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Bottoms up: When world leaders chilled with a drink

November 17, 2014 09:43 IST

On Friday, German Chancellor was caught enjoying some down time in a pub in Brisbane, where she has come to attend the G20 summit.

Over the past years, world leaders have often been snapped enjoying some time on their own at a pub, downing a drink or two.

So, sit back, enjoy a glass of wine and a few of those moments.

 

US President Barack Obama gives a thumbs-up as he celebrates St Patrick’s Day with a pint of Guinness during a stop at the Dubliner Irish pub in Washington. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

 

In the land of beer and sausage, no one shies from drinking. German Chancellor Angela Merkel drinks beer after her speech during an electoral rally in Dachau near Munich. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

 

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and President Vladimir Putin toast with beer during a visit to a self-service restaurant after taking part in a march to celebrate International Workers’ Day. Photograph: Dmitry Astakhov/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Reuters

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping drinks a glass of red wine as he toasts a dinner, also attended by former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, to mark the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s historic visit to China in Beijing back in 2012. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

 

Prime Minister David Cameron sits with a beer as he promotes British pub week at The Bernard Arms in Great Kimble, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England. Cameron is quite a regular and pubs and even stoked controversy when he had forgotten his daughter at a pub. Photograph: WPA Pool/Getty Images

 

After a long, tiring day of electioneering and campaigning, a cold beer is a good way to relax and Australian PM Tony Abbott unwinds in the very same way. The PM enjoys a beer at a pub. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

 

Former US President George W Bush and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio ‘Bunga Bunga’ Berlusconi share a toast at the official dinner honoring Berlusconi at the White House in Washington in 2008. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

 

While being president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy enjoyed the finer things in life. Seeking a second term back in 2012, Sarkozy visited a wine cellar inVouvray and enjoyed a glass of white wine. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/Reuters

 

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge drinks a pint of Guinness during the St Patrick's Day parade at Mons Barracks in Aldershot, England. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visited the 1st Battalion Irish Guards to present the traditional sprigs of Shamrocks to the Officers and Guardsmen of the Regiment. Photograph: WPA Pool/Getty Images

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