At G-20, First Lady Is the No. 1 Story

The wives of global leaders attending the G-20 summit pose at London's Royal Opera House. From left: 1. Ban Soon-taek, wife of U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon; 2. Chikako Aso, wife of Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso; 3. Laureen Harper, wife of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper; 4. Gursharan Kaur, wife of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh; 5. Michelle Obama; 6. Kim Yoon-ok, wife of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak; 7. Sarah Brown, wife of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown; 8. Margarita Zavala, wife of Mexican President Felipe Calderón; 9. Svetlana Medvedeva, wife of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev; 10. Emine Erdogan, wife of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan; 11. Margarida Barroso, wife of Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission; 12. Therese Rein, wife of Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd; and 13. Pimpen Vejjajiva, wife of Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.

PHOTO: Toby Melville - Reuters

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