Who are these guys?
September 16, 2005 1:39 PM   Subscribe

Today The Guardian published the group photograph of delegates to the World Summit at the UN. There is a key to who all these smiling faces are which is useful, except two gentlemen are listed simply as 'unidentified'. Would anybody like to take a guess as to who they are? [images inside]

20 Unidenified

151 Unidentified
posted by feelinglistless to Law & Government (7 answers total)
The first one's Spielberg.
posted by Ugandan Discussions at 1:54 PM on September 16, 2005

You know I thought the same thing. Keep an I on the clarification and corrections column and I'm sure you'll fing out (btw I thought there were 3?)
posted by brettski at 2:19 PM on September 16, 2005

posted by brettski at 2:19 PM on September 16, 2005

Response by poster: Lord, there are four ... the trouble is they seem to old to be secret service so they have to be the leader of some country or other ...
posted by feelinglistless at 2:24 PM on September 16, 2005

I have entirely too much work to do, but this has been a nice diversion.

Here you can see the original photo, with the names and IDs. Click on the link for a PDF. (This is helpful to eliminate countries)

151 looks Eastern Europe/Central Asia. 20 looks European, or maybe Latin American. I checked the Presidents/PMs of the countries not accounted for in the IDs (like Uruguay & Paraguay for 20, and Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan for 151), got nowhere.

Of course, they may not be Presidents or PMs, they may be cabinet officials of some kind (a lot of the guys in the 140's are foreign ministers, and standing near 151), or, as in the case of 29, 30, and 31, they may be officials of the UN.

Oh, and Alfred Moisiu of Albania needs to get his pants pressed. Notice how the tailoring the suits gets incrementally better as you go from the outside to the center of the front row. Bush looks like a Christmas tree ornament.
posted by Brian James at 2:57 PM on September 16, 2005

Best answer: 151 is Elmar Mammadyarov, Foreign Minister of Azeribaijan.
posted by Brian James at 3:09 PM on September 16, 2005

Best answer: A quick computer-aided comparison with the 191 member countries says these countries aren't accounted for:

Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Bolivia, Cambodia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Germany, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Japan, Kiribati, North Korea, Libya, Liechtenstein, Malawi, Micronesia, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Saint Vincent, Samoa, Sao Tome, Seychelles, Somalia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Yemen.
posted by cillit bang at 3:14 AM on September 17, 2005

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