19/03/2017 6:32 AM AEDT | Updated 19/03/2017 6:35 AM AEDT

Redditors Gleefully Spoof Donald Trump's Awkward Photo-Op With Angela Merkel

Let the Photoshop battle begin!

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U.S. President Donald Trump and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel wait for reporters to enter the room before their meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington.

President Donald Trump may have ignored requests to shake hands with Angela Merkel in the Oval Office on Friday.

But a photograph of Trump staring down as the German chancellor looked on provided comic relief for Redditors, who manipulated the image (below) in all kinds of hilarious ways.

Via a fierce Photoshop battle, they reimagined Merkel scalding "naughty schoolboy" Trump and the duo playing with lightsabers. The president's adviser Kellyanne Conway also made a very subtle appearance.

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