In the earlier days, leaders wore local attire in their group photo, but the last time this happened was Singapore in 2009:
Disappointingly to aloha shirt makers, the following was shot yesterday:
However, this aloha shirt was provided to take home:
There are usually protests, and Hawaii was no exception, although this march was controlled and only involved 300 from a variety of unhappy groups (from AP--note that one group says APEC Sucks):
This is nothing close to Occupy Oakland occurring across the Bay from SFO:
The Guardian reports 951 cities in 82 countries. They are supposedly non-partisan, but clearly benefitting the Democratic party if this continues another year. Combined with the assassination of Osama Bin Ladin, the USA pulling out of the Middle East and the Republicans embarrassing themselves in their survival series, Barack Obama should prevail next year.
Lighten up! There is no major storm anywhere in the world. The economy is not great, but doing kind of okay. The weather in San Francisco is spectacular today, and I finally return home tomorrow on flight #20 after six weeks of adventure and dining.