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The social musings of south-east Asian leaders

US President Barack Obama and leaders take part in a group photo during a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at the Sunnylands estate on February 16, 2016 in Rancho Mirage, California. Image copyright AFP

South-east Asian leaders have been in the US this week for high-level talks on tensions in the South China Sea, terrorism and climate change.

The two-day meeting, which ended on Thursday, was the first time the Asean group of nations have met in the US with President Barack Obama

But while they were boosting co-operation, there was time for a walk around the Sunnylands estate in California where the meeting took place, and the odd selfie.


Singapore: Lee Hsien Loong

Image copyright Lee Hsien Loong
Image caption Singapore's PM Lee Hsien Loong posted this "wefie" with the Cambodian PM, Vietnamese PM and Laotian deputy PM on his Facebook page
Image copyright Kenji Soon
Image caption And Mr Lee showed us a working session discussing maritime security, terrorism and climate change...
Image copyright Lee Hsien Loong
Image caption ...as well as the scenery. Mr Lee has mentioned before on his Facebook page that he is into photography

Malaysia: Najib Razak

Image copyright Najib Razak/FB
Image caption Malaysia's PM Najib Razak, who has three million likes on his Facebook page, posted a photo at the end of the summit of many of the leaders and Barack Obama
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Image caption And asked that the US continue to give priority to the Asean group of countries
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Image caption Mr Razak coupled his trip to the US with a stop at Tesla HQ and a test drive

Cambodia: Hun Sen

Cambodia's PM Hun Sen, who has faced criticism for threatening to punish those who insult him on social media, showed us his official side...

Image copyright Hun Sen

And his more off duty side...

Image copyright Hun Sen

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