Barack Obama is on a "foreign" trip to burninh (or get) some foreign policy credentials. After a stop in Afghanistan, where he called for US troops to be shifted there from Iraq to fight the "real war on terror" he journeyed to Iraq. There he met with Iraq's PM, Nuri al-Maliki.
In this photo. I'm struck by (aside from the bracelt on Obama's right wrist) how small his hand seems in comaprison to Maliki's hand (which almost envelops the US candidate's hand).