00:06 GMT09 August 2020
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    As the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan goes into full swing, a number of eye-catching occurrences that took place at this high-profile event have already attracted the attention of the media and casual observers alike.

    Have Thermos, Will Travel

    During his appearance at an official dinner at the summit, Putin caught the eye of many online observers by bringing his own white thermos mug along.

    ​As Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov explained, the Russian president carries the mug with him because “because he is constantly drinking tea from that thermos“.

    No Meddling!

    When the Russian and US delegations gathered in their meeting room and opened the floor to journalists for a brief introduction, one of the reporters shouted to Donald Trump to "tell Russia not to meddle in the elections".


    Apparently unfazed, Trump turned to Putin and told him "Don't meddle in the election", wagging his finger as the Russian president chuckled in response.

    Tri-Lateral Fist Bump

    The meeting between US President Donald Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was off to a peculiar start when the participants, apparently at Trump's prompting, exchanged a fist bump while posing for a photograph.

    ​No Language Barriers

    During his meeting with President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron greeted him in Russian, saying “Privet” (“hi”), which apparently prompted the Russian head of state to refer to Macron using an informal version of the pronoun 'you'.

    Ode to EU

    EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was spotted playing a grand piano during the summit, with the commission's chief spokesman describing this scene as "an ode to the joy of multilateralism".

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