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Obama, World Leaders Get Cuddly With Koalas Down Under at G20

Image: G20 Australia handout photo shows Australia's PM Abbott and U.S. President Obama each holding a koala before the G20 Leaders' Summit in Brisbane
Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott and President Barack Obama each hold a koala before the G20 Leaders' Summit in Brisbane on Nov. 15. G20 Australia via Reuters

As the cameras clicked, world leaders attending the G20 Summit in Brisbane each took a turn Saturday holding koalas, one of Australia's most iconic animals. No word yet on whether the heads of the 20 largest economies will snuggle with kangaroos.

Image: G20 Australia handout photo shows Russia's President Putin holding a koala before the G20 Leaders' Summit in Brisbane
Russia's President Vladimir Putin holds a koala before the summit. G20 Australia / Reuters