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Watch This Guy Creep Up On Obama And Putin During A Private Meeting

It looks like someone was trying to listen in to a conversation between the two world leaders without being noticed.

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When US president Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, sat down for crucial talks over the Syrian crisis at the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey, on Sunday, it looks like someone was eager to hear what was being said.

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Here it is again – watch out for the man with the bag.

tfw you accidentally walk into an obama/putin meeting and realize you're on camera

But that doesn't explain how other accredited photographers in the room were able to get shots of the huddle without any having to hide their camera in a bag.

This image, taken by a local agency photographer, shows the leaders completely unaware of Bag Man's presence. That's Susan Rice, US national security adviser, to Obama's right.

Obama and Putin were talking about ways to broker peace in the intractable Syrian civil war, and according to a White House spokesperson, the pair agreed on the need for a "Syrian-led and Syrian-owned political transition".

As for Bag Man, he may well be a reporter, or perhaps he was closing in to take the perfect selfie.

Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Patrick Smith at patrick.smith@buzzfeed.com.

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