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13 July 2009 

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G8 Summit 
US President Barack Obama speaks during press conference at roup of Eight (G8) summit in L'Aquila, Italy, 10 Jul 2009
Obama Cites Progress at G8, Raises Questions About Future  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
US president gives meeting mixed report card, says he is not sure small grouping remains proper venue for discussions of global problems
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi speaks during media conference at G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy, 10 Jul 2009
G8 Summit in Italy Ends With Food Aid Pledge to Poor Nations  Audio Clip Available
Commitments to food security, to stem global warming were among highlights of meeting
US President Barack Obama speaks at at the Group of Eight (G8) summit in L'Aquila, 09 Jul 2009
Global Warming Agreement Reached at G8 Summit  Video clip available
US president says G8 and partners have reached 'historic consensus' on reduction of greenhouse gas emissions; critics say 2050 too far in future
US President Obama shares a word with French President Sarkozy during group photo of G8 and G5 leaders in L'Aquila, Italy, 09 Jul 2009
G8 Calls on Burma to Release Political Prisoners
Leaders welcome UN secretary-general's efforts to communicate international concerns to military government
1st lady Michelle Obama (CL) tours earthquake damage in L'Aquila with spouses of some of G-8 leaders, 09 Jul 2009
G8 Spouses Tour Italy's Earthquake Zone
Tens of thousands of Italians affected by quake are still living in tents or in overcrowded hotels on Adriatic coast
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) is greeted by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano at the Quirinale Palace, Rome, 08 Jul 2009
G8 Leaders End Day of Talks with Commitment to Previous Goals  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
Those goals have already come under criticism by a number of aid agencies
Group of Eight (G8) leaders pose for a family photo at the summit in L'Aquila, central Italy, 08 Jul 2009
G8 Summit Focused on Economy, Climate Change
US officials at summit say leaders have agreed to set goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent for industrial countries by 2050
German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks back as she attends meeting of G8 leaders in Italy 8 July 2009
G8 Leaders Condemn Violence in Iran
US officials say G8 leaders issued strong, significant statement on Iran Wednesday night
Heavily-armed special police officers face off a crowd of Uighur residents after they staged a protest in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, 07 Jul 2009
China's President Skips G-8 Summit to Deal With Xinjiang Unrest  Audio Clip Available
State Councilor Dai Bingguo now will represent China at the gathering of the world's leading industrialized nations
An Italian police officer goes to put out a flare after students and police clashed during an anti-G-8 protest in Rome, 07 Jul 2009
Italian Police Arrest 36 at Anti-G8 Protest
Hooded demonstrators clash with police, set fires on streets in Rome; French, German, Polish citizens among those arrested
US President Barack Obama, left, is greeted by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi at the G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy, 08 Jul 2009
G8 Leaders Asked to Provide Billions More to Fight Hunger  Audio Clip Available
Aid agency criticizes G8 for failing short on previous commitments.
G8 summit
Africa Progress Panel Urges the G8 to Go Green  Audio Clip Available
Panel members note Africa is full of untapped energy sources, including solar, hydropower and biomass
A malnourished boy is portrayed at a feeding center in Damota Pulassa village, southern Ethiopia, 10 June 2008 
Aid Groups: G8 Needs to Keep Promises to Africa  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
Eight most powerful nations have provided development assistance to African countries in recent years, but aid groups are calling for leaders to do more
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Is the G8 Still Relevant?  Audio Clip Available
World Vision says L’Aquila summit a credibility test
Tent city in the town of L'Aquila
World Summit in Italy Puts Spotlight on Earthquake Victims  Audio Clip Available
G8 is being held in a spartan military academy barracks, in the middle of a region still reeling from a devastating earthquake just three months ago