Angela Merkel kissing French president Nicolas Sarkozy

A controversial new advertising campaign by Italian clothing company Benetton shows world leaders kissing. The posters include… German chancellor Angela Merkel kissing French president Nicolas Sarkozy…

Pope Benedict XVI kissing Egypt's Ahmed el Tayyeb



Pope Benedict XVI kissing Egypt’s Ahmed el Tayyeb, imam of the Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo

Barack Obama kissing the lips of his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez

US president Barack Obama kissing the lips of his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez

Kim Jong-il and Lee Myung-bak, President of South Korea



North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and Lee Myung-bak, President of South Korea, in a clinch

China's leader Hu Jintao and Barack Obama kissing

China’s leader Hu Jintao and Barack Obama kissing

Palestian leader Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu



Palestian leader Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.