Leaders of APEC nations; Photo - AFP

Thoughts on this photo from this week's APEC conference in Thailand:

- Is it really necessary for world leaders to wear the garb of their host country when making a visit? Because can, say, leaders of Western countries, seem dignified while looking stupid in Asian jackets? We know it's trendy, but sometimes it's wrong to be trendy.
- That's how George and Barbara are keeping themselves young - laughing at W's class pictures.
- Does W always ask if he can sit next to his amigo, Mexican President Vicente Fox, during world leader meetings?

The AP asks if APEC is necessary.