Chances are if you’re a president, premier or plain ol’ peacemaker with an eye on publicity, you’ve managed to get a bit of Bono in your life.
The billionaire U2 rocker-cum-humanitarian is spending Monday by the side of Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize-winner who’s spent decades seeking democracy in her military-controlled homeland. He devoted one of U2′s most famous songs, “Walk On,” to her lonely life struggle.
But a perusal of the AP photo archives indicates it’s hard to find a world leader or leading reformer who hasn’t spent time hearing from Bono. Here’s a gallery of images placing the irrepressible Dubliner alongside Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, Lech Walesa and Mikhail Gorbachev, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush … and many other people less well known than himself.