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03 October 2009 

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The David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, site of the G20 meeting (AFP Photo)

Leaders of 20 leading developed and emerging nations met in Pittsburgh 24-25 September to seek solutions to the worst global economic crisis to hit in decades. In comments to reporters at the end of the summit, U.S. President Barak Obama said the leaders agreed to leave stimulus programs in place until economic recoveries are firm. The leaders also declared that the world's major and developing economies are forging a new approach to economics. 

The G20 will take on economic issues that have traditionally been handled by the G8, a small group of wealthy nations.

 
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G-20 leaders meet during the second plenary session at the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh.
G20 Leaders Wrap Up Their Economic Summit  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
Meeting ends with agreements intended to prevent future economic meltdowns
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, flanked by President Barack Obama, and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, makes a statement on Iran's nuclear facility
US, France, Britain Accuse Iran of Secret Nuclear Facility  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
Leaders join in show of unity, saying Tehran must cooperate with IAEA investigation
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown during the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh, 25 Sep 2009
Economic Leaders Expand G7 to G20  Audio Clip Available
Expansion will give emerging economies larger role in debate and decisions about global economic issues
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown during the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh, 25 Sep 2009
G20: No Return to 'Bad Old Days'
World's leading and developing economies forge new, global approach to economics, declaring end to era of risky behavior by big banks
US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner briefs reports before the start of the the G20 summit, in Pittsburgh, 24 Sep 2009
World's Economic Leaders Try to Fix Financial System  Audio Clip Available
US treasury secretary says leaders are close to consensus on crucial task of reforming financial regulations
Overview of the Electronics Fair in Hong Kong, 13 Apr 2009
G20's Stronger Economic Role Reflects Asia's Growing Influence  Audio Clip Available
US president expected to announce that G20 group of nations, which includes India, China, Indonesia, South Korea, will replace G8 in coordinating world economy
Pittsburgh police in riot gear redeploy after confrontations with protestors near the Strip District in Pittsburgh, 24 Sep 2009
G20 Leaders Talk Economics; Protestors Face Tear Gas  Audio Clip Available
As the leaders arrived in Pittsburgh, protestors gathered, urging more efforts to fight global warming, and accusing the G20 of doing too little to help the poor
Pittsburgh police in riot gear
Protesters Clash with Police at G20 Summit  Video clip available
Thousands of protesters are using event, media covering it as way to get message out
President Obama (2nd from left) and wife Michelle greet Canada's PM (left) and his wife at G20 summit, 24 Sep 2009
G20 Summit Gets Underway in Pittsburgh  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
Leaders of 20 of world's leading and developing economies are discussing ways to help prevent another world recession
Pittsburgh
Group of Wealthy and Emerging Nations Aim to Fix World Economy  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
Key question G20 must decide is which stimulus efforts to rein in, and when and how to do that
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G20 Summit: What's in it for Africa?  Audio Clip Available
Activist says US has to move beyond the promises -- to delivery
Pittsburg skyline
Pittsburgh Gets Ready to Take World Stage  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
Pittsburgh will host Group of 20 economic summit starting September 24
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh's Renewal Draws a New Wave of Immigrants  Video clip available
Former 'Steel City,' now a high-tech center, has many immigrants from India
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G20 Reforms Could Help Boost Revenue Collection in Developing World  Audio Clip Available
Proposals include efforts to close loopholes that allow some companies and investors to avoid taxation
Faces of displaced in Kibati camp, North Kivu, DRC (Nov 2008 file)
British Aid Agency Calls for G20 to Live Up to Promises for Poor  Audio Clip Available
Catholic Agency for Overseas Development official says in many parts of the world the worst effects of the global crisis are still to come
Man walks past electronic board showing stock index at securities company in Chengdu, China's Sichuan 
province, 17 Nov 2008
For G20, Asia, Ahead in Recovery, Wants Bigger Say in Global Economy  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
But economists say for recovery to be sustainable G20 must find ways to re-balance global economy, and  Asia has a big role in shaping outcome
Scene in downtown Pittsburg
Old US Manufacturing Town Prepares for Coming-Out Party With G20 Summit  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, an old American manufacturing town, has changed to meet challenges of 21st century
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G20 Host City Showcases Green Technology  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
Once known as an industrial city, skies blackened with emissions from steel mills, Pittsburgh moves to the fore in environmental and energy-saving technology