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Police search demonstrators arriving at the perimeter of Rostock-Laage airport ahead of the arrival of U.S. President George W. Bush to the G8 Summit June 5, 2007.




German riot police in full gear walk past a boarded window during a demonstration against the upcoming Heiligendamm June 6-8 Baltic Sea resort G8 leaders summit in the northern German city of Rostock June 4, 2007.




Police search demonstrators arriving at the perimeter of Rostock-Laage airport ahead of the arrival of U.S. President George W. Bush to the G8 Summit June 5, 2007.




Security tightened as G8 summit approaches



G8 summit 2007
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G8 heads of states and their partners pose for a photograph before an official dinner in Hohen Luckow June 6, 2007. Front row L-R: British Prime Minister Tony Blair, his wife Cherie, Merkel's husband Joachim Sauer, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy. 2nd row L-R: Prodi's wife Flavia, Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi, Russian President Vladimir Putin, his wife Lyudmila, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, Sarkozy' wife Cecilia. 3rd row L-R: Harper's wife Laureen, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Bush's wife Laura, U.S. President George W. Bush, Barroso's wife Margarida Sousa Uva, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his wife Akie. (Xinhua Photo)
UPDATED 15:00, June 09, 2007
UN chief welcomes agreement by G8 on climate change
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon hailed on Thursday the agreement reached by G8 leaders on climate change.
G8 leaders call for more efforts to address global imbalances
More efforts should be made to adjust global imbalances when the world economy is in good shape, leaders from the Group of Eight (G8) major industrialized nations said on Thursday.
G8 leaders pledge to intensify anti-corruption efforts
Leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations pledged Thursday to intensify anti-corruption efforts, both at the national and international levels, terming the fight against corruption as "one of the most important tasks of the G8."

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Cecilia arrive at Rostock-Laage airport June 6, 2007.

U.S. President George W. Bush (R) walks with Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe at the G8 summit in Heiligendamm June 6, 2007.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi in Heiligendamm June 6, 2007.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President George W. Bush address the media after a meeting in Heiligendamm June 6, 2007.
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