Boys will be boys even if you are the 44th president of the United States of America given to grand rhetorical flourishes. At the G-8 summit in Rome being held in the midst of a global meltdown, Barack O-bum-a looks at the “stimulus package” of a Brazilian delegate while his French counterpart Nicholas Sarkozy watches on admiringly.
At a similar opportunity in Delhi after the Indian team won the Twenty20 World Cup in 2007, Sachin Tendulkar demonstrates why he is cut from a different cloth while his younger colleagues Robin Utthappa, Dinesh Kaarthick and Yuvraj Singh inspect the evidence.
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Photograph: courtesy Jason Reed/ Reuters