World 25 May 2011 In pictures: Miliband meets Obama Photos of the Labour leader’s first meeting with the US president. Print HTML Credit: Getty Images. By now you'll have seen the video of Cameron and Obama's table tennis match at a school in south London, so here are some photos from Ed Miliband's first meeting with the US president. Accompanying Miliband were Harriet Harman, Douglas Alexander and his consigliere Stewart Wood. The pair met for 40 minutes and reportedly discussed foreign policy and the challenges facing the progressive left (as a recent NS leader noted, the centre left holds or shares power in just eight European countries). Credit: Getty Images Obama also praised the last Labour government for helping to prevent a global financial meltdown by acting in concert with the US at the G20 summit in 2009. Continuing the theme of sport, Miliband's gift to Obama was a London 2012 basketball. › Tom Ravenscroft's music blog George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman. Subscribe More Related articles Reading Speaking Out, I found myself agreeing with Ed Balls Word of the week: Jeremania How do I join the Conservative Party?