PHOTOS: Trump & Putin Handshake, Meeting in Hamburg at G20

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In this photo provided by the German Government Press Office (BPA) Donald Trump, President of the USA (left), meets Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (right), at the opening of the G20 summit on July 7, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany.

U.S. President Donald Trump met and shook hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a much anticipated meeting at the G20 in Hamburg.

Trump and Putin were captured in several photos that documented the historic handshake and meeting between Trump and Putin, the latter of whom has been accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential election. Here’s a slightly longer view of the Trump/Putin handshake:

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Trump and Putin meet in Hamburg.

CNN described the moment: “Trump extends his hand and a smiling Putin takes it. Trump pats the Russian president’s arm with his left hand during the greeting.”

The two men chatted briefly around a small table.

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In this photo provided by the German Government Press Office (BPA), Donald Trump, President of the USA (C) meets Vladimir Putin, President of Russia during the G20 Summit on July 7, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany.

Here’s another view of that:

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Trump, Vladimir Putin, President of Russia and President of the EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker (L).

Trump and Putin were scheduled to meet for a longer time later in the day on July 7. They were also photographed together in the group shot of G20 leaders. The summit brought together the world’s economic powerhouses in Hamburg, Germany to deal with some of the thorniest issues throughout the globe, ranging from climate change to African economies. Trump tweeted about the anticipated meeting, writing, “I look forward to all meetings today with world leaders, including my meeting with Vladimir Putin. Much to discuss.#G20Summit #USA.”

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Getty International leaders attend the group photo on the first day of the G20 economic summit on July 7, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. The G20 group of nations are meeting July 7-8 and major topics will include climate change and migration.

Here are some other vantange points of the moment between Trump and Putin.

Some Trump supporters were happy about the meeting.

Trump critics were also out in full force.

Putin also shook hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who hosted the Hamburg summit.

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Putin and Merkel shake hands at the G20.

Putin also was pictured with other world leaders, such as the president of Mexico.

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(L-R) South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto sit the start of the first working session of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, northern Germany, on July 7.

President Trump arrived in Hamburg from Poland, where he gave a speech on the need to defend western values. You can see a video of the Trump/Putin handshake here: