Emmanuel Macron was seen confidently approaching US President Joe Biden to greet him and stand next to him for a commemorative photo of the NATO Summit.
The French leader exchanged a few words with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was assigned the spot next to President Biden, looking to where he should be standing for the photo.
But hopes to slide in between the US and UK leaders was quicklu thwarted as one of the organisers pointed Mr Macron to a spot on the second row.
After taking his place, he could be seen looking at Mr Johnson and Mr Biden chatting away as they waited for their picture to be taken.
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