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In pictures: Sydney's security fence

Builders work on the security fence in Sydney

A massive steel and concrete security fence is being erected in Australia's city of Sydney, ahead of next week's summit of Asia-Pacific leaders.

People walk along the fence in Sydney

The 5km-long (three miles), 2.8m-high (9.2ft) fence will shield the 21 leaders, including US President George W Bush, from planned rallies by thousands of protesters.

Workers build a security fence in Sydney

Concrete slabs are being put at the base of the barrier to protect against terrorist attacks.

Police patrol in Sydney

Some 5,000 police and troops have been put on patrols, as part of Australia's biggest security operation.

Police patrol on jet-ski around the Sydney harbour

They are being backed by navy patrols around Sydney's harbour, and also fighter jets and helicopters.

Closure signs are put in place at the Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House - the venue of the summit - and the surrounding area will be closed to the public.

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