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How To Recognise A World Leader: A Spotter's Guide

They’re all in Ireland. So how can you spot one?

AS YOU MAY have heard, all the world’s biggest and most important leaders are tooling around Ireland this week for the G8 summit.

To assist you in locating them, we have put together this handy print-out-and-keep guide to their usual activities.

Happy spotting!

World leaders can often be found:

Adjusting their fancy world-leader outfits

Carolyn Kaster/AP

Enjoying the Irish scenery

Michael Sohn/AP

Having to catch their own dinner, as they weren’t invited to the actual G8 feed

Photocall Ireland

Saying ‘Oh, this? I brought this along just in case’

Alexei Druzhinin/AP/Press Association Images

Celebrating obnoxiously after demolishing Japanese premier Shinzo Abe in the Lough Erne Tavern’s G8 Darts-A-Thon

Gero Breloer/AP

Staring adoringly into each other’s eyes during dinner while thinking “I’m more powerful than he is.”

Jacquelyn Martin/AP/Press Association Images

Calling in airstrikes on Enniskillen Shopping Centre after being ID’d in Asda

Âåëè÷êèí Ñåðãåé/Photas/Tass/Press Association Images

Running away (if they’re French)

Jacques Brinon/AP/Press Association Images

Discussing the army of secret laser-firing satellites who are monitoring you as you read this article

Lewis Whyld/PA Archive

Receiving instructions for the annual G8 Fancy Dress Party (theme: World Leaders)

Thibault Camus/AP

Refusing to listen to a G8 functionary explaining why breakfast in bed is not an option


Laughing while burying Herman van Rompuy up to his neck “as a joke”

Tom Hanson/The Canadian Press/Press Association Images

Playing sports against local children, and winning gleefully

Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Holding aloft the glorious spoils of war


Or simply crushing the skulls of their enemies.

Julien Behal/PA Archive/Press Association Images

US secret agents are dressing up as Irish farmers during the G8>

Who’s who: Meet the nine men and one woman who make up the G8 leaders>

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