APEC, South Korea
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APEC leaders and their ‘silly shirts’

APEC, South Korea
Wearing traditional durumagi silk robes, U.S. President George W. Bush, top row right, shares a laugh with Canada’s Prime Minister Paul Martin, top row left, as Vietnam’s President Tran Duc Luong, South Korea’s President Roh Moo-hyun, and Chile’s President Ricardo Lagos stand nearby during the official Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group photo in Busan, South Korea, in 2005. (Charles Dharapak / Associated Press)
APEC, Singapore
U.S. President Barack Obama, third from right, poses with fellow APEC leaders for a group photo at the gala dinner at the summit in Singapore in 2009. Pictured with Obama, from left, are Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Japan’s Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and China’s President Hu Jintao(Takashi Ozaki / Pool photo)
APEC, Philippines
U.S. President Bill Clinton, wearing a white tieless shirt called a barong tagalog, leads Pacific Rim leaders in the wave in 1996 during a group photo session outside the APEC meeting headquarters in Subic Bay, Philippines. Joining Clinton are Koo Chen-Fu of Taiwan, left, and Prime Minister Banharn Silpa-Archa of Thailand. (David Longstreath / Associated Press)
APEC, Thailand
Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum pose for a group photo session at the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall in Bangkok in 2003. (Vincent Yu / Associated Press)
APEC, Peru
Wearing a traditional Peruvian poncho, U.S. President George W. Bush makes a silly face as Japan’s Prime Minister Taro Aso stands in front of him before the official group photo of the APEC summit in Lima in 2008. (Lawrence Jackson / Associated Press)
APEC, Chile
In this 2004 photo, U.S. President George Bush, left, Thailand’s Prime Minsiter Thaksin Shinawatra, center, and Russian President Vladimir Putin wear Chilean ponchos as they arrive for the official APEC leaders photo at La Moneda Palace, in Santiago, Chile. (Itsuo Inouye / Associated Press)
APEC, Vietnam
Wearing traditional ao dais, U.S. President George W. Bush, top row left, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Thai Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont, Chinese President Hu Jintao, bottom row left, and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet wave during a group photo with leaders of the APEC summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2006. (Charles Dharapak / Associated Press)
APEC, Brunei
U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, gestures as Thai Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai, center, and Taiwanese representative Perng Fai-Nan look on during the APEC group photo session at Jerudong Polo Club in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, in 2000. (Charles Dharapak / Associated Press)
APEC, Mexico
Prime ministers, presidents and representatives of the 21 nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation pose for a group photo wearing traditional guayabera shirts during the two-day summit in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in 2002. (Laura Rauch / Associated Press)
APEC, China
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and President George W. Bush wear traditional silk jackets as they make their way to a photo session during the APEC leaders summit in Shanghai, China, in 2001. (Fred Chartrand / Canadian Press)
APEC, Canada
APEC leaders laugh during a photo session on the campus of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, in 1997. From left are Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto; South Korean President Kim Young-sam; Filipino President Fidel Ramos; Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien; Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad; Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo; New Zealand Prime Minister Jim Bolger; Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Bill Skate; Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong; Taiwan’s Koo Chen-fu; Thailand Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai; and U.S. President Bill Clinton(J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)
APEC, Malaysia
Dressed in traditional Malaysian batik shirts, from left, Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov, Singaporean Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, Taiwan Chairman of the Council for Economic Planning and Development Chiang Pin Kung, Thailand Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai and U.S. Vice President Al Gore applaud after the reading of the declaration at the conclusion of the APEC summit meeting in Cyberjaya in 1998. (Vincent Thian / Associated Press)
APEC, United States
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, front row left, U.S. President Barack Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Chile’s President Sebastián Piñera, second row left, South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak, Mexican Trade Minister Bruno Ferrari, Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, Philippine President Benigno Aquino, Taiwan’s special envoy Lien Chan, and Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang wave as they exit the stage in Kapolei, Hawaii, on Sunday following the group photo at the APEC leaders summit. It was the first time since 1993 that the United States hosted the APEC summit, with leaders from the 21 member economies convening on the island of Oahu on Saturday and Sunday. (Emmanuel Dunand / AFP/Getty Images)