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Friday, 21 July, 2000, 10:52 GMT 11:52 UK
In pictures: G8 summit
The world's leading industrialised nations have begun their summit on the Japanese island of Okinawa. There have been elaborate preparations, a huge security operation and a number of protests.

Jean Chretien on a scooter
Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien arrived in Tokyo, apparently in a hurry to get down to business

President Clinto and Keiichi Inamine
President Clinton and Okinawa Governor Keiichi Inamine bow their heads over the Flame of Peace war memorial

Summit sushi
An enterprising sushi chef makes 'summit sushi' based on the G8 flags

Greenpeace protest
Greenpeace is protesting against imports of wood from Africa by G8 countries

Student protesters
Radical students protested at Mr Clinton's visit to The Cornerstone of Peace memorial

Replica house
Home from home - a full-scale replica of the house Mr Clinton was born in, built on a local golf course

Obasanjo and Mbeki
Nigerian President Obasanjo (left) and South African President Mbeki lobbied G8 leaders over debt relief

Police on jet-ski
Resort beaches near the summit are almost deserted as security forces mount a massive operation
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