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Watch Joe Biden 'fall asleep' at recent climate conference

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A video of the President Of The United States has gone viral after it appears he was dozing off in the opening speeches at the COP26 climate summit.

Let's face it, we've all been guilty of getting some accidental shuteye during a work meeting, uni class, church service or family affair.

Try as you might to keep your eyes open and attention focussed, sometimes you just physically can't stay awake.

Unfortunately, Joe Biden doesn't have the luxury of his falling asleep in public places going unnoticed - particularly when it's at a highly esteemed event, such as the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Also known as COP26, the conference is currently being held in Scotland, and is an annual event that sees more than 190 world leaders meet to discuss climate change solutions.

In a video published by the Washington Post, Biden can be seen slowly closing his eyes for a few seconds at a time during the summit's opening formalities.

While some agreed that it does look like the US President was falling into slumber, many have rushed to defend him with one user betting he was "just closing his eyese so he can listen better withour distraction."

"He closed his eyes for a second. This guy, on the other hand (referring to Boris Johnson), is sound asleep. And, by the looks of it, massively hungover," said another user.

"Gee, 78 years, spending hours everyday in boring meetings. Probably not much sleep, a time difference, etc.... How dare someone doze off?" another user commented sarcastically. "I'm sure everyone has fallen asleep at least once during a class or large meeting."

Eventually, the journalist who originally posted the video admitted he's done the same. "We've all been there," said Zach Purser Brown. "I'm not sure I've ever been to a summit and not dozed off."

When have you fallen asleep where you probably shouldn't have?

Image Credit: The White House, CC BY 3.0 US, via Wikimedia Commons