The way Putin is grinning, I suspect he's just dropped his sump. The look on the face of the hippocrocopig next to him confirms it's just been hit by the first wave and is getting ready to take that unfortunate deep breath to make sure it is what she thinks it could be.
Zuma looks as though he sent his measurements to the Chinese president for passing on to a Hong Kong tailor in centimeters and they were passed on in inches.
I can understand BRIC, I do business in Russia, China and Brazil, not in India thankfully. BRICS I completely fail to understand. I do business in West Africa from Ivory Coast down as far as Botswana and frequently visit South Africa when in Angola or further south. I also grew up in Africa. I've seen, as equally clearly other ARRSERS have, the collapse of South Africa in less than a generation. The other four countries are rising as fast as South Africa is collapsing.
I can only assume its some form of politically correct double think (beloved of readers of the Guardian etc) that says there must be an African country involved. I can think of better candidates than South Africa for the role. Not very many, in fact very very few, but still one or two.
Thinking positively the Hong Kong cheap tailors guild could open a few branches in RSA, its less of a distance than Hong Kong and Zuma could attend personally for fittings.
Zuma's more used to wearing a leopard's skin, hopping up and down and jiggling around like a later day St. Vitus than he is in wearing a suit. An affliction that seems to affect every African south of the DRC.