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Hillary caught doodling at UN

Sept. 27: For some world leaders assembled at the UN for the General Assembly, it must be difficult to keep focused, including Hillary Clinton.

The US secretary of state was caught doodling on her prepared remarks ahead of the UN Security Council’s session on peace and security in West Asia. She drew a series of spirals, a star and what looked a bunch of grapes, before delivering her speech, according to the Daily Mail.

Clinton had a busy day in New York, culminating in her announcement that US would ease its import ban on Myanmar — a key plank of remaining American economics sanctions.

Clinton of course is not the only politician who has had to resort to doodling during long geopolitical meetings.

Ronald Reagan, the former US President, drew a series of faces, a human torso and an eye to get him through a “boring” meeting of world leaders at the G7 conference in Ottawa, Canada in 1981. One of the doodles is a self portrait.

Although he thought nothing of them, Margaret Thatcher, then Prime Minister, through they were “rather fun” and took them home with her to Number 10. The doodles were among private 1981 Thatcher papers released by archivists earlier this year.

 
 
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