- Title: G7 leaders pose for beach photo at start of summit
- Date: 11th June 2021
- Summary: CARBIS BAY, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 11, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, BORIS JOHNSON, AND HIS WIFE, CARRIE JOHNSON, ARRIVING FOR A FAMILY PHOTO WITH G7 LEADERS AND PARTNERS VARIOUS OF THE JOHNSONS GREETING EUROPEAN COMMISSION PRESIDENT, URSULA VON DER LEYEN, AND HER HUSBAND, HEIKO VON DER LEYEN/ POSING FOR PHOTOS VARIOUS OF THE JOHNSONS GREETING EUROPEAN COUNCIL PRESIDENT, CHARLES MICHEL, AND HIS PARTNER, AMELIE DERBAUDRENGHIEN/ POSING FOR PHOTOS VARIOUS OF THE JOHNSONS GREETING ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER, MARIO DRAGHI / DRAGHI/ JOHNSON POSING FOR PHOTOS VARIOUS OF THE JOHNSONS GREETING JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER, YOSHIHIDE SUGA, AND HIS WIFE, MARIKO SUGA VARIOUS OF THE JOHNSONS GREETING CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER, JUSTIN TRUDEAU/ POSING FOR PHOTOS VARIOUS OF THE JOHNSONS GREETING GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL AND HER HUSBAND, JOACHIM SAUER/ POSING FOR PHOTOS VARIOUS OF THE JOHNSONS GREETING U.S. PRESIDENT, JOE BIDEN, AND HIS WIFE, JILL BIDEN/ POSING FOR PHOTOS VENUE ON CARBIS BEACH VARIOUS OF THE JOHNSONS GREETING FRENCH PRESIDENT, EMMANUEL MACRON, AND HIS WIFE, BRIGITTE MACRON/ POSING FOR PHOTOS CAMERA AND OPERATOR JOHNSON AND MERKEL WALKING / MERKEL AND MACRON TAKING PLACES FOR FAMILY PHOTO LEADERS TAKING PLACES FOR PHOTO BIDEN MERKEL MACRON WAVING / JOHNSON WALKING PAST AND LEADERS WALKING AWAY LEADERS WALKING AWAY VARIOUS OF BIDEN AND MACRON WITH ARMS AROUND EACH OTHER'S BACK BOAT AT SEA BIDEN, MACRON AND VON DER LEYEN TALKING / LEADERS WALKING POLICE BOAT VARIOUS OF LEADERS ENTERING HOTEL
- Embargoed: 25th June 2021 18:17
- Keywords: Angela Merkel Boris Johnson Carbis Bay Charles Michel Cornwall Emmanuel Macron G7 Summit Joe Biden Justin Trudeau Mario Draghi Ursual von der Leyen Yoshihide Suga
- Location: CARBIS BAY, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: CARBIS BAY, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Europe,G7,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001EGYKPJB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: World leaders attending the G7 summit gathered together on Friday (June 11) for a socially distanced family photo on the beach.
The nine main attendees, including the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) nations and representatives from the European Union, posed for photographers at Carbis Bay in Cornwall, ahead of meetings starting later in the day.
Under grey clouds and with his distinctively ruffled blonde hair, British Prime Minister Johnson and his new wife, Carrie, greeted other G7 leaders and their partners on a specially constructed wooden gangway beside the Atlantic.
After the leaders returned for a socially distanced "family photograph," Germany's Angela Merkel urged Johnson ahead, telling him: "You are the leader."
French President Macron held back, making a few remarks to Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi before U.S. President Joe Biden draped his arm around Macron who returned the embrace.
They walked smiling, arm-in-arm along the walkway, discussing affairs of state.
The Elysee Palace said Macron and Biden had talked about "how to make democracies more efficient for the middle class and on China said there should be no confrontation but that we should defend our values and interests."
The summit is the first in-person meeting of the leaders of major developed economies for nearly two years.
(Production: Gerhard Mey, Ben Dangerfield)
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