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Excuse me, I think I'm sitting there...

G-20 Seating Chart (Click to enlarge.) hide caption

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G-20 Seating Chart (Click to enlarge.)

Ok, so you have world leaders coming over to visit. Who sits next to whom? Do you go alphabetically? By GDP? Left-handed folks next to left-handed?

See the chart above.

I can't really figure out a logic to it. There's the EU corner in the lower left. My colleague points out oil rivals Indonesia and Saudi Arabia are next to each other, and the UN and IMF folks who might not get along also are bumping elbows.