Los Angeles Times

G8 levity

President Barack Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy (center) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) share a moment during the Group of Eight (G8) summit in L'Aquila, central Italy. The Group of Eight leaders kick off talks today on issues ranging from the global financial crisis to climate change to the situations in Iran and Xinjiang, China.AFP/Getty photo by Saul Loeb