The Group of Seven (G7) is an inter-governmental political panel consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. The 47th G7 summit is currently taking place in Cornwall in the United Kingdom which holds the presidency of the G7 during the pandemic. During the summit, various problems will be discussed pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, and other issues.
A picture of the G7 leaders which was taken on the first day of the summit was posted on social media and has now gone viral. Considering they were vaccinated, the leaders stood without masks but kept social distancing. The photograph consisted of them posing against the backdrop of the sea and a cloudy sky which has invigorated a plethora of memes. Some internet users paralleled the photo to that of a limited-edition action figure set. “This reboot of the Avengers looks wild,” a comment on Twitter read. Some also compared the picture to a choir or a pop music group.
Here is the iconic picture:
— G7 UK (@G7) June 11, 2021
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi was part of the summit virtually with each leader having a screen through which PM was connected. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic which impacted majority of the world, the Indian Prime minister at the inaugural summit gave the mantra of “One Earth, One Health” and endeavoured to gain support on COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver for India.