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Posted: Updated: Jun 11, 2018 12:48 PM
In this photo provided by the German Government Press Office, German Chancellor Angela Merkel deliberates with President Trump on the sidelines of the official agenda on the second day of the G7 summit on June 9, 2018 in Charlevoix, Canada. In this photo provided by the German Government Press Office, German Chancellor Angela Merkel deliberates with President Trump on the sidelines of the official agenda on the second day of the G7 summit on June 9, 2018 in Charlevoix, Canada.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Trump speak together following the family photo on the first day of the G7 Summit, on 8 June, 2018 in La Malbaie, Canada. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Trump speak together following the family photo on the first day of the G7 Summit, on 8 June, 2018 in La Malbaie, Canada.
President Trump speaks with International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde as they attend the Gender Equality Advisory Council Breakfast during the G7 Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, June 9, 2018.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is President Trump speaks with International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde as they attend the Gender Equality Advisory Council Breakfast during the G7 Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, June 9, 2018. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Obama meet in the Oval Office of the White House on Feb. 9, 2015,  in Washington, D.C. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Obama meet in the Oval Office of the White House on Feb. 9, 2015, in Washington, D.C.
President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel chat during a dinner at the Charlottenburg palace in Berlin Wednesday, June 19, 2013. President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel chat during a dinner at the Charlottenburg palace in Berlin Wednesday, June 19, 2013.
President George W. Bush and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have an aperitif with other G8 leaders on the terrace of the Kempinski Grand Hotel in Heiligendamm, northeastern Germany, following a working session of the G8 Summit on June 7, 2007. President George W. Bush and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have an aperitif with other G8 leaders on the terrace of the Kempinski Grand Hotel in Heiligendamm, northeastern Germany, following a working session of the G8 Summit on June 7, 2007.
U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are seated together at a G7 working dinner in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are seated together at a G7 working dinner in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

A photo is worth a thousand words, and the one German Chancellor Angela Merkel released of the G-7 summit speaks volumes.

In the official photo from Germany, Merkel is standing and staring down President Trump, who is seated, staring back, with his arms crossed. Also in the picture: French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and National Security Adviser John Bolton.

Merkel's own caption for the photo: "Day two of the G7 summit in Canada: spontaneous meeting between two working sessions."

The photo is telling because this is, after all, the image that Merkel wants to convey. Other photos from the summit show Merkel and Trump in conversation.

As well as Merkel glancing at Trump when he arrived late to the summit's gender equality breakfast.

Compare those moments to when she and then-President Barack Obama sat next to each other at the G-7 summit in 2014:

Merkel also worked with former president George W. Bush during his time in office, including at the G-8 summit in 2007.

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