Washington, July 11 (ANI): A reporter behind the controversial G-8 photo, which depicts U.S. President Barack Obama seemingly checking out a woman's rear, has now lent some clarity to it.
"There has been interest in a certain photo of the president during this photo-op, and I have mentioned what I saw from my perspective to several of you, so here it is for everyone," the Politico quoted Pool reporter Stephen Dinan of the Washington Times as saying in an addendum sent to White House reporters.
Obama was the centre of attention for most of the event. All eyes were on him, particularly, when the group entered, and as the juniors-the teen student that accompanied each leader-were leaving the stage.
Dinan says that he did not look anything from his perspective that looked like Obama checking out anyone.
He says that he did see Obama act as a traffic cop, and keep things running.
"Obama greeted most, if not all, of the juniors," the reporter said.
"For the photo Obama was standing in between Sarkozy (on his left) and the US junior, with Lula's junior and then Lula to right of them. The juniors were led out by summit staff one-by-one to the right of the stage, while the leaders remained for their own photo.
It was at this point that your pooler did see Obama, Lula and Sarkozy laughing and appearing to needle each other over something as they were looking toward their right," the reporter added. (ANI)