U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday explained why leaders from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum did not wear Hawaiian shirts in their traditional family photo.
Obama, who was born in Hawaii, said in a press conference here after concluding the annual consultations of APEC leaders that he "got rid of Hawaii shirt because I looked at previous pictures... and think this maybe a tradition we want to break."
He said he did not get any complaints from leaders on the decision.
"We are here for business. We are here to promote exports," Obama said.