In Pictures: G8 summit body language
Russian curtsey?

Putin appears to be curtseying, and Chirac bowing, as the two men arrive together.

They led veto threats ahead of the Iraq war, but there was little evidence at the summit of personal warmth between them.

Expert's view: I'm not sure exactly what Mr Putin is doing, but it's a very awkward pose. Chirac looks as if he is showing solicitous concern. Both look very formal.

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