This picture from G-7 summit ‘speaks a thousand words’

WASHINGTON: Out of a hundred photos that were taken during the group of seven (G7) summit in Canada, this particular picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel stood out after it was surfaced on social media on Saturday.

The picture of the German Chancellor, shared on her Instagram account, has invited hilarious captions and memes on social media with many calling it an ‘iconic photo’ of the summit.

Merkel, in the picture can be seen, staring down US President Donald Trump while standing behind a table with both hands pressed firmly into its surface atop some documents.

With as neutral an expression as possible, she stares directly at President Trump, who sits on the other side of the table.

Merkel captioned the picture: “Day two of the G-7 summit in Canada: spontaneous meeting between two working sessions.”

Though it is not known that what was really going on at that moment, the image garnered plenty of commentary from some experts on the internet.

While many said that the picture sums up Trump’s time at G-7, several others called it a ‘power dynamic’. “big power move from Merkel’s social media team, posting this extremely memeable picture on her Instagram,” said a journalist Elena Cresci.

To many social media users the picture was something more than “a thousand words” while several others had a deeper interpretation of the photograph.

“It looks as if Madam Merkel is teaching The Donald a lesson! Preach Chacellor, preach!”, “As US we apologise for his childish behavior”, “Show him who’s the boss Angela,” a social media user said.

“It’s like a Renaissance master who captures a complex human narrative in one well-framed canvas. This one photo seems to sum up so much of our times,” tweeted American journalist Dan Rather.

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Merkel and Trump are also surrounded by slew of other leaders, including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. national security adviser John Bolton.

On the first day of the summit, which is being held in Canada’s La Malbaie, Trump pitched the idea of discarding all tariffs and trade barriers between the US and its G-7 allies.

Trump will not attend the second day of the two-day summit on account of preparing for the ‘historic’ summit of him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to be held in Singapore on 12 June.