Listening to world leaders make speeches about peace in the Middle East must give many people a sense déjà vu, especially if you are the US secretary of state.

So it is perhaps not that surprising that Hillary Clinton took to doodling on her speech notes while she awaited her turn at the podium at the United Nations.

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It's not clear what the patterns Clinton was drawing mean, perhaps she was thinking that the talks were going round and round in circles.

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Clinton is not the first world leader to have her scribblings at the UN to be captured by photographers.

In 2005 president George W. Bush was spotted asking secretary state Condi Rice if he could go to for a toilet break during a meeting of world leaders.

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