Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with U.S. President Donald Trump at a family photo session with the leaders of the G-7 summit in Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo
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An official photo posted by the German government showing a determined Angela Merkel standing up to an intransigent Donald Trump appears destined for the history books, summing up the deep fractures left by a disastrous G7 summit.The already iconic picture by Berlin's official photographer at the gathering in Canada, Jesco Denzel, set social media alight when it appeared on Saturday, hours before Trump ripped up the hard-fought summit conclusions in an angry tweetstorm. The image, which drew comparisons to a Baroque painting, shows Merkel standing at the center of the image leaning across a table before a seated Trump, his arms crossed in defiance. U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton, who stands next to Trump in the picture and appears to be saying something to Macron across the table, tweeted the picture during the summit to tout the America First message.Doctored images showed the U.S. president as a petulant child -- including memes with Trump overturning a bowl of noodles on his head or clutching a teddy bear as Merkel sternly looks on.
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