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World leaders stop, take in some Champions League delight

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron,  President  Obama, and Germany's Chancellor  Merkel watch the overtime shootout of the Chelsea vs. Bayern Munich Champions League final in the Laurel Cabin conference room during the G8 Summit at Camp David

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron (L to R) , U.S. President Barack Obama, and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel watch the overtime shootout of the Chelsea vs. Bayern Munich Champions League final in the Laurel Cabin conference room during the G8 Summit at Camp David, Maryland, May 19, 2012. REUTERS/White House/ Pete Souza/POOL (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SPORT SOCCER)

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Oh, crisis schmisis! The economy can wait. This is the Champions League final!

The G8 leaders weren’t all business at Camp David this weekend. Yes they are dealing with important matters of collapsing economies and a European financial structure in ruins. But, well, details, details.

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron,  President  Obama, and Germany's Chancellor  Merkel watch the overtime shootout of the Chelsea vs. Bayern Munich Champions League final in the Laurel Cabin conference room during the G8 Summit at Camp David

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron (L to R) , U.S. President Barack Obama, and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel watch the overtime shootout of the Chelsea vs. Bayern Munich Champions League final in the Laurel Cabin conference room during the G8 Summit at Camp David, Maryland, May 19, 2012. REUTERS/White House/ Pete Souza/POOL (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SPORT SOCCER)

REUTERS

The photo pretty much says it all: That’s British Prime Minister David Cameron with his arms raised in triumph the moment Chelsea’s Didier Drogba tucks home a historic shot, the one that secured Chelsea’s Champions League crown Saturday at Munich’s Allianz Arena.

Meanwhile, you may notice the look on German chancellor Angela Merkel’s face as one that demonstrates something more gloomy and doomy. If you don’t recognize the look, just find your nearest Bayern Munich supporter today; they’ll have the same grimace a day after the storied side’s surprising loss.

President Obama? I’d classify his look as one of “excitement in a wisely neutral way.”

By the way, there’s a little back story here between Cameron and Merkel. Two years ago at World Cup South Africa, the two watched in unison as Germany put a proper pounding on England, opening up a humiliating 4-1 can on the Brits.