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In pictures: Russian G8 summit

George W Bush (left) with Vladimir Putin in golf cart in St Petersburg

Vladimir Putin is at the wheel of Russia's G8 summit - at least in the electric car with George W Bush.

George W Bush (left) with Vladimir Putin pass a Zaporozhets

Mr Putin showed off his own very first car - a tiny Soviet Zaporozhets making the modest Lada look like a limousine.

George W Bush at news conference in St Petersburg

Saturday saw the first serious talks between the two presidents, ranging from the Mid-East to nuclear arms.

Vladimir Putin at news conference in St Petersburg

But the mood apparently remained good-natured between the two men despite lack of headway on issues like trade.

Laura Bush (left) and Lyudmila Putina at Pavlovsk

The presidential wives visited Pavlovsk, a tsarist palace outside St Petersburg.

The US presidential couple at the Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad

Laura Bush joined her husband to pay tribute to the dead of Leningrad, as St Petersburg was known during the war.

Battery of surface-to-air missiles near summit venue

The summit is well guarded with anti-aircraft missiles posted close to the venue.

Police tackle anti-G8 communist demonstrators

Police are keeping a tight control over protests by communists and anti-globalists.

Guitarist in the protest camp

Some protesters have been allowed to set up camp in a sports stadium far removed from the venue.

Junichiro Koizumi arrives in St Petersburg

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi arrived for what will probably be his last G8 summit.




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