One of the under-appreciated highlights of each year is the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. During the summit, leaders from countries who have a coast on the Pacific gather to discuss important economic matters and pressing issues.
Together these men and women lead a group that is responsible for 40% of the world's population, 44% of global trade, and more than half of the world's GDP, according to APEC's website.
But what clearly matters is the fact that every year, these powerful people bow to the whims of the host country and don whatever items of clothing are demanded of them.
They are then forced to pose in what is actually referred to as a "family photo" while wearing the host country's garments of choice. Here is the ranking of the best of these amazing outfits over the years.
25.2011 — Vladivostok, Russian Federation
24.2015 — Manila, Philippines
23.2012 — Honolulu, United States
22.2010 — Yokohama, Japan
21.1999 — New Auckland, New Zealand
20.1997 — Vancouver, Canada
19.1995 — Osaka, Japan
18.2009 — Singapore
17.2016 - Lima, Peru
16.2000 — Bandar Seri Bagawan, Brunei Darussalam
15.2017 — Da Nang, Viet Nam
14.2007 — Sydney, Australia
13.2005 — Los Cabos, Mexico
12.1996 — Subic, Philippines
11.1993 — Seattle, United States
10.2005 — Busan, South Korea
9.1998 — Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
8.2003 — Bangkok, Thailand
7.2006 — Hanoi, Vietnam
6.2014 — Beijing, China
5.2013 — Bali, Indonesia
4.1994 — Bogor, Indonesia
3.2001 — Shanghai, China
2.2004 — Santiago, Chile
1.2008 — Lima, Peru
These rankings have been adjusted accordingly after correcting an earlier version of this post where the photo for the Sydney meeting originally showed that year's Finance Ministers Meeting. Peru's ponchos remain number one.
Hayes Brown is a world news editor and reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.