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In this photo released by G20 Australia and taken on Saturday Nov 15, 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama laughs as holds a koala while Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott looks on during a photo opportunity on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. (AP Photo/G20 Australia,Andrew Taylor )
In this photo released by G20 Australia and taken on Saturday Nov 15, 2014, Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi holds a koala as Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott stands nearby on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. (AP Photo/G20 Australia,Andrew Taylor)
In this photo released by G20 Australia and taken on Saturday Nov 15, 2014, Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott and President of Russia Vladimir Putin hold koala's during a photo opportunity on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. (AP Photo/G20 Australia,Andrew Taylor)
In this photo released by G20 Australia and taken on Saturday Nov. 15, 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott hold koalas during a photo opportunity on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. (AP Photo/G20 Australia, Andrew Taylor )
In this photo released by G20 Australia and taken on Saturday Nov 15, 2014, President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff holds a koala with Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. (AP Photo/G20 Australia,Andrew Taylor )
In this photo released by G20 Australia and taken on Saturday Nov 15, 2014, German Chancellor Angela Merkel pats a koala held by Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. (AP Photo/G20 Australia,Andrew Taylor )
In this photo released by G20 Australia and taken on Saturday Nov 15, 2014, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi gesture as they are introduced to a koala held by Michele Barnes during a photo opportunity on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. (AP Photo/G20 Australia,Andrew Taylor )
In this photo released by G20 Australia and taken on Saturday Nov 15, 2014, German Chancellor Angela Merkel pats a koala held by Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. (AP Photo/G20 Australia,Andrew Taylor )
President of France Francois Hollande, U.S. President Barack Obama, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel attend the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) meeting at the G20 the G-20 leaders summit in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Glenn Hunt,Pool)
Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott welcomes South African President Jacob Zuma to the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott, left, meets with Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu for a bi-lateral meeting during the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Ian Waldie,Pool)
U.S. President Barack Obama, left, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, center, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, shake hands at the start of their meeting at the G-20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Ian Waldie,Pool)
Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott meets with Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Union during a bi-lateral meeting at the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Ian Waldie,Pool)
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, talk as they wait for U.S. President Barack Obama to arrive to start their meeting at the G-20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Ian Waldie,Pool)
British Prime Minister David Cameron addresses a press conference at the conclusion of the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks to the media during a press conference at the conclusion of the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
Managing Director of the IMF Madame Christine Lagarde addresses a press conference at the conclusion of the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
U.S. President Barak Obama gestures as he answers a question from the media during a press conference at the conclusion of the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
In this photo taken on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the media before departing from the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. Russian President Vladimir Putin made an early exit on Sunday from a two-day summit of world leaders where he was roundly criticized over Russia's escalating aggression in Ukraine, but brushed off suggestions that he had felt pressured. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 16: Jimbelung the koala is seen after the G20 Leaders' Summit session in Brisbane, Australia, on November 16, 2014. (Photo by Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 16: Jimbelung the koala is seen after the G20 Leaders' Summit session in Brisbane, Australia, on November 16, 2014. (Photo by Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 16: Media members take photos of Jimbelung the koala as G20 leaders meet Australian koalas before the start of the first G20 Leaders' Summit session in Brisbane, Australia, on November 16, 2014. (Photo by Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Peng Liyuan, wife of China's President Xi Jinping waves to a koala on a visit to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, as part of the G-20 Leaders Spouse program in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Ian Waldie, Pool)
Irana Joko Widodo, wife of Indonesian President Joko Widodo, holds a koala while on a visit to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, as part of the G-20 Leaders Spouse program in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Ian Waldie, Pool)
Peng Liyuan, wife of China's President Xi Jinping holds a koala while on a visit to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary as part of the G-20 Leaders Spouse program in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Ian Waldie, Pool)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 16: Media members take photos of Jimbelung the koala as G20 leaders meet Australian koalas before the start of the first G20 Leaders' Summit session in Brisbane, Australia, on November 16, 2014. (Photo by Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 16: Jimbelung the koala is seen after the G20 Leaders' Summit session in Brisbane, Australia, on November 16, 2014. (Photo by Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A volunteer (R) looks at a Koala on display in the press centre of the G20 summit in Brisbane on November 13, 2014. Brisbane will host the G20 Leadership Summit on November 15-16. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)
A wrap-around front-page of an Australian newspaper displayed in the media centre gives G20 leaders an irreverent welcome with Barack Obama depicted bare-chested and in swimming trunks, Angela Merkel hugging a koala and Vladimir Putin wearing a hat made from beer cartons, at the G20 Leader's Summit in Brisbane on November 14, 2014. AFP PHOTO/William West (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15: Mrs Lee Hsien Loong, wife of Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore, holds a koala while on a spouse visit to a koala sanctuary at the G20 conference on November 15, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. World leaders have gathered in Brisbane for the annual G20 Summit and are expected to discuss economic growth, free trade and climate change as well as pressing issues including the situation in Ukraine and the Ebola crisis. (Photo by Ian Waldie - Pool/Getty Images)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15: Margie Abbott, wife of Tony Abbott, Prime Ninister of Australia, holds a koala while on a spouse visit to a koala sanctuary at the G20 conference on November 15, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. World leaders have gathered in Brisbane for the annual G20 Summit and are expected to discuss economic growth, free trade and climate change as well as pressing issues including the situation in Ukraine and the Ebola crisis. (Photo by Ian Waldie - Pool/Getty Images)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15: Peng Liyuan (C), wife of XI Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, waves to a koala while on a pouse visit to a koala sanctuary at the G20 conference on November 15, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. World leaders have gathered in Brisbane for the annual G20 Summit and are expected to discuss economic growth, free trade and climate change as well as pressing issues including the situation in Ukraine and the Ebola crisis. (Photo by Ian Waldie - Pool/Getty Images)
Peng Liyuan, wife of China's president Xi Jinping, holds a koala during a visit to a koala sanctuary on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G-20) summit in Brisbane, Australia, on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Leaders of the world's 20 largest economies including U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping gather in Brisbane this weekend to focus on economic issues. Photographer: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg via Getty Images
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 13: Treasurer Joe Hockey is seen holding a Koala during an official walk through of the host venue the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on November 13, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. World economic leaders will travel to Brisbane for the G20 Leadership Summit November 15-16. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15: In this handout photo provided by the G20 Australia, Republic of Korea's President Park Geun-hye with Jimbelung the koala before the start of the first G20 meeting on November 15, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. World leaders have gathered in Brisbane for the annual G20 Summit and are expected to discuss economic growth, free trade and climate change as well as pressing issues including the situation in Ukraine and the Ebola crisis. (Photo by Andrew Taylor/G20 Australia via Getty Images)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15: In this handout photo provided by the G20 Australia, Myanmar's President U Thein Sein holds a koala before the start of the first G20 meeting on November 15, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. World leaders have gathered in Brisbane for the annual G20 Summit and are expected to discuss economic growth, free trade and climate change as well as pressing issues including the situation in Ukraine and the Ebola crisis. (Photo by Andrew Taylor/G20 Australia via Getty Images)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 16: Media members take photos of Jimbelung the koala as G20 leaders meet Australian koalas before the start of the first G20 Leaders' Summit session in Brisbane, Australia, on November 16, 2014. (Photo by Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15: In this handout photo provided by the G20 Australia, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde pats Jimbelung the koala held by Michele Barneds with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on before the start of the first G20 meeting on November 15, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. World leaders have gathered in Brisbane for the annual G20 Summit and are expected to discuss economic growth, free trade and climate change as well as pressing issues including the situation in Ukraine and the Ebola crisis. (Photo by Andrew Taylor/G20 Australia via Getty Images)
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(THE HUFFINGTON POST) -- The G-20 Summit is underway in Australia and while we know it's filled with serious business, we're learning that even the world's most powerful leaders can't resist a good cuddle.

The heads of state took several moments for a meet-and-greet with one of the country's most beloved animals: koalas.

The 'leader of the free world' President Obama and Prime Minister Tony Abbott shared a moment, while their furry friends were busy focusing on each other.

The 'Iron Chancellor' Angela Merkel proved powerless against the marsupials. Abbott was not so willing to share, but we don't blame him.

And some koalas were slightly less thrilled by the occasion. Sorry, Park Geun-hye.

Abbott couldn't seem to get enough of the koalas. Here he is (again) getting in on Brazil's Dilma Rousseff's play time.

World Leaders Cuddle Up To Koalas At G20 Summit


And, of course, Vladimir Putin looked the most comfortable with his new mate. We wouldn't be surprised if he took them all home.

Despite the lighthearted fun, the summit was subject to some tense moments between diplomats. Putin reportedly cut his attendance short after several leaders snubbed him over the MH17 flight disaster and Russia's presence in Ukraine.

But if these world leaders can agree on anything, it's that koalas are irresistibly cute.

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