17:20 GMT23 July 2021
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    During their meeting on Friday, the leaders of the group agreed to create a plan aimed at preventing the repeat of economic and human devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic. Among other things, the plan envisages the rapid development of vaccines under 100 days.

    The leaders of the G7 have unwittingly become the butt of a joke since their group photo went viral online. The image, which was taken at Carbis Bay, UK, shows the presidents and prime ministers standing on a platform at the beach with every leader maintaining social distance.

    ​The exaggerated distance between each politician as well as their poses prompted a torrent of sarcastic comments, with many users comparing them to action figures.

    ​Others joked that the photo reminded them of morning TV shows or song contests.

    Some netizens went as far as to suggest that the photo looked like a reboot of popular movies and series.

    ​Yet other users thought of pop bands and the new season of "The Bachelor".

    Still others joked about UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's outfit and wondered why there were 9 people on the platform at a G7 group photo.

    Despite maintaining social distance during the photo, behind the scenes leaders were not shy about getting close to each other. US President Joe Biden hugged each leader as they were walking to take the group photo, while other politicians were spotted sitting close to each other at a table.

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