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In pictures: G7 leaders attend a Cornwall summit



By Hazel Shearing
BBC news

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captionAt the G7 summit, leaders in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United States and the United Kingdom will gather in person for the first time since the pandemic. Ahead of the summit, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and wife Carrie met US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. After the meeting, Mr Johnson told the BBC that the alliance between the United States and Britain should be known as the “imperishable relationship”.
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captionFor some, life is still more or less as usual in St Ives, Cornwall, this week. Tourists bought fish and chips and the locals took their paddle board out for a spin. But there is a key difference: the town and the nearby village of Carbis Bay host some of the world’s most powerful leaders.
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captionSir. Biden and his wife First Lady Jill Biden at Cornwall Airport, Newquay, on Wednesday.
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captionThe couple, who are on the first foreign trip under Mr. Biden’s presidency, accompanied by Boris and Carrie Johnson on a visit to the beach on Thursday.
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captionDr. Biden and Mrs. Johnson took off their shoes on the sand at Carbis Bay when Wilfred Johnson – Mr. and Mrs. Johnson’s son – watched.
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captionThey were soon to be joined by other leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – pictured here on the sands of Newquay by activists from the Avaaz group calling for the distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine around the world.
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captionSir. Trudeau wore his face when he arrived Thursday for three days of talks.
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captionSo did Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who arrived on Friday.
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captionThe G7 leaders are not the only prominent figures present. The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, had a face mask adorned with the star on the EU flag when he arrived.
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captionPolice took to the streets outside a pub decorated with G7 flags as delegates left Tregenna Castle in Carbis Bay.
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captionSir. Biden gave a speech on Thursday accompanied by Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla.
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captionAnd he had a separate meeting with Mr Johnson prior to talks with their other colleagues.
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captionMeanwhile, further G7 activity took place at St James’s Palace in London. Designer Stella McCartney was among those attending an event hosted by the Prince of Wales, urging companies to back a more sustainable future.

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