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A Chinese woman adjusts the Chinese national flag near U.S. national flags before a Strategic Dialogue expanded meeting that's part of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Thursday, July 10, 2014.

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The US and Chinese national flags are prepared ahead of a meeting that forms part of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Thursday.

A man adjusts a spotlight above the stage before world leaders' family picture during the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague...A man adjusts a spotlight above the stage before world leaders' family picture during the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague March 25, 2014.  REUTERS/Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/Pool (NETHERLANDS  - Tags: POLITICS)

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The stage is set before world leaders have their family picture taken before the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, The NetherlandsRead more

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel looks through her window as she arrives at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels March 21, 2014. EU leaders added 12 people to a list of those subject to travel bans and asset freezes for their part in Russia's seizure of Crimea on Thursday and begin preparations for economic sanctions if Russia expands its footprint in Ukraine.

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Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel looks through her car window as she arrives at the EU leaders summit in Brussels

Hugo Reis, Finbar Browne and Luke Pendlebury promote the personal finance app Wally at the Dublin web summit being held at the RDS in Dublin over the next two days.

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Hugo Reis, Finbar Browne and Luke Pendlebury promote the personal finance app Wally at the Dublin web summit being held at the RDS in Dublin over the next two days.

APEC 2013 summit in Indonesia...epa03900660 US Secretary of State John Kerry, welcomed by Indonesian beauties, gestures while arriving with Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) for a group photo at Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit  in Nusa Dua , Bali, Indonesia, 07 October 2013  EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV

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US secretary of state John Kerry acknowledges the welcome of his Indonesian hosts as he arrives for a group photo at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia Read more

Russias President Vladimir Putin (R) mee...Russias President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with Chinas President Xi Jinping before the G20 summit on September 5, 2013 in Saint Petersburg. Russia hosts the G20 summit hoping to push forward an agenda to stimulate growth but with world leaders distracted by divisions on the prospect of US-led military action in Syria.    AFP PHOTO / POOL / ALEXANDER NEMENOVALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images

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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. Read more

(L-R) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin, British Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama, French President Francois Hollande, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta arrive for a family photo on the second day of the G8 Summit at Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, Britain, 18 June 2013. Leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, USA and UK are meeting at Lough Erne in Northern Ireland for the G8 Summit 17-18 June. The leaders were holding their second and final day of talks on 18 June, with the global economy and tax avoidance high on the agenda.

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On day two of the G8 Summit at Lough Erne, leaders take a walk on Tuesday in the area around the two connected lakes in Northern Ireland. From left to right, Shinzo Abe, Japanese prime minister, Angela Merkel, German chancellor, Vladimir Putin, Russian president, David Cameron, British prime minister, Barack Obama, US president, Francois Hollande, French president, Stephen Harper, Canadian prime minister, and Enrico Letta, Italian prime minister. The leaders are meeting for talks that include the global economy and tax avoidance

Protestors masked as the G8 leaders  protest aboard the Big IF Flotilla as they sail past the international press centre, close to the G8 Summit in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, Britain, 17 June 2013. Protestors called for an end to tax dodging. Leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, USA and UK are meeting at Lough Erne in Northern Ireland for the G8 Summit 17-18 June.

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Protesters masked as the G8 leaders aboard the Big IF Flotilla sail past the international press centre, close to the G8 Summit in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland on Monday. Read more

Yarnbombers Purl 1 and Knit 1display some of the guerilla knitting and crocheting which they plan to use when they target next week's G8 summit, in the Mourne Mountains, near Newcastle, County Down

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Yarnbombers display some of the guerrilla knitting and crocheting which they plan to use when they target next week’s G8 summit, in the Mourne Mountains, near Newcastle, County Down on Thursday. Yarnbombing uses knitting or crochet work to make a statement in public, rather than graffiti or street art.