Here Is a Photo of President Obama Holding a Koala


President Obama and other world leaders are in Australia for the G20. They spent the day doing world leader things like talking about climate change and tourist things like holding koalas.

 

President Obama holds a koala before the start of the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia.

A photo posted by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

 

Also, via Mother Jones’ Senior Australian correspondent James West, the Daily Telegraph has had better days:

 

 

Our friends at the Huffington Post have a whole gallery of heads of state passing koalas around like they’re going out of style..

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