The 2015 G7 Summit Resulted in… Some Really Weird Photos

(This article is published in BuzzFeed—I know; I can already smell my career smoldering in ashes as I self-flagellate in shame.)

Every year, the leaders of the world’s hegemonic nations get together for the G7 Summit.

AP may genuinely be trolling with some of the weird photos it took at the 2015 G7 Summit, in Schloss Elmau, Bavaria, Germany. Several of them verge on the bizarre.

There are photos of:

• The world’s leaders prancing around in a field.

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Which inspired me to make a meme.


• Obama and Merkel in a position that looks strangely like they are about to make out.

German Chancellor Merkel and U.S. President Obama embrace as they visit Kruen

• More implied romance between Obama and Merkel.

U.S. President Obama and German Chancellor Merkel attend a concert at the hotel castle Elmau in Kruen

• Merkel gesticulating (in what can now only be construed to be a provocative, even sensual manner) as Obama relaxes coolly and perhaps even coquettishly on a bench (watch out Michelle!), with turbid snow-covered mountaintops as a scenic backdrop.

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• Obama toasting the photographer with a big Bavarian beer.

U.S. President Obama toasts with beer as he visits Kruen

• Really, really bizarre balloons depicting distorted faces of the leaders.

Balloons made by the 'ONE' campaigning organisation depicting leaders of the countries members of the G7 are pictured in Munich

• The truly terrifying fulminous flight of those really, really bizarre balloons.

Lightning strikes the Alpine mountains as balloons depicting leaders of the G7 countries are inflated in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Emphasis on “terrifying.”

A spectre is haunting Europe—the spectre of maleficent imperial leader balloons.

• A dude with a sign that says “G7 to hell! [Message approved!] I like Putin! [Er, not so much…]”—next to a communist flag, doubtless to red-bait.

Two elederly G7 opponents arrive at the protestor's camp on the outskirts of Garmisch-Partenkirchen

• And a bunch of war criminals and imperial overseers blithely waving goodbye.

Leaders from the Group of Seven (G7) industrial nations wave hands during their meeting at the hotel castle Elmau in Kruen

The joke is they are waving bye not just to you, but also to your pensions, healthcare, and social security—as well as to a liveable climate and to world peace.