G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit Begins
(L to R) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, US President George W. Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and European Union President Jose Manuel Barroso attend a social event at the Windsor Hotel Toya on July 7, 2008 in Toyako, Hokkaido, Japan. During this 3-day Summit meeting, leaders from the eight strong industrial countries discuss on issues such as world economy, environment and climate changes and development in Africa.
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