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Demonstrators protest in the Brisbane CBD over climate change, uranium mining, coal seam gas fracking and traditional land rights ahead of the Group of 20 leaders’ summit, which starts on Saturday
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin gets a laugh as he takes his place at a group photo of G20 leaders outside the Konstantin Palace in St Petersburg, Russia.
US President Barack Obama reaches out to shake hands with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin after arriving for the G20 summit at the Konstantin Palace in St Petersburg, Russia on Thursday. Rifts over a military strike on the Assad regime in Syria is weighing on world leaders meeting on the shores of the Baltic, eclipsing economic battles that usually dominate when the G20 world economies meet.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin meets China’s President Xi Jinping before the G20 summit in St Petersburg. Russia, the summit host, is hoping to push an agenda to stimulate growth, but divisions among world leaders about the prospect of US-led military action in Syria are likely to dominate the meeting.
US President Barack Obama meets King Carl Gustaf of Sweden during a reception at the royal palace in Stockholm. Mr Obama is in Sweden for a two-day visit before heading to the G20 summit in Russia’s Saint Petersburg.