Story from the Canadian Press.
LONDON - The family photo must go on.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper was an unexpected no-show this morning at the initial group picture of G20 leaders. So the whole routine - which actually included leaders from more than 20 countries - had to be restaged about an hour later.
Harper was slated to stand on the far right flank of the traditional summit picture, next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
But as the leaders of the major industrialized and developing countries first convened, the Canadian prime minister failed to appear.
The British Broadcasting Corporation claimed Canada's prime minister was "in the loo," but a Harper spokesman insisted he was getting briefed by his officials on the draft G20 communique.
Regardless, officials made sure Harper was on hand for the reshoot.