G8 Financial Ministers Meeting Concludes

(L-R) Canadian Finance Minister James Flaherty (3rd L) and French Economy, Industry and Employment Minister Christine Lagarde (2nd R) plant a memorial tree with IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn (L), German State Secretary Thomas Mirow (2nd L) and Russian Finance Minister Aleksey Kudrin (R), at the Osaka International Convention Center during the G8 Finance Ministers Meeting June 14, 2008 in Osaka, western Japan. During the two-day meeting, a preliminary to the G8 Summit proper, the financial leaders from the Group of Eight industrialized nations and other international delegates have discussed the issues such as soaring crude oil costs and rising food prices.
(June 14, 2008 - Source: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/Getty Images Europe)