Fw: Update: Obama and Putin clinked glasses; Pool #9

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Subject: Update: Obama and Putin clinked glasses; Pool #9

We now have solid evidence in the form of a photograph from Chip Somodvilla of Getty Images that Mr. Obama and Mr. Putin clinked glasses after UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's toast. In the image, Mr. Putin is smiling slightly and Mr. Obama is decidedly not.

In his toast, Mr. Ban Ki-moon said that in the spirit of the saying, "There is no such thing as a free lunch," he urged the leaders to return to their countries and meet the new Sustainable Development Goals adopted on Friday by the international body.

In his own toast, Mr. Obama praised Mr. Ban for his leadership of the United Nations and his efforts to help resolve myriad conflicts and problems.

"We are facing extraordinary challenges today, ones that test our capacity to work together," Mr. Obama said.

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