Arab Spring and IMF row to preoccupy G8 leaders

Leaders of the Group of Eight gather in the seaside resort of Deauville in France to endorse aid to new Arab democracies
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Police stand in front of the Deauville International Center, venue of the upcoming G8 Summit, on May 24, 2011 in Deauville, France. The eight G8 members heads of state will meet with a variety of African leaders in this year's summit, which convenes from May 26-27 (Getty Images)
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France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) welcomes Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan for a working lunch at the Elysee presidential Palace on May 25, 2011 in Paris. Kan will look to reassure his G8 counterparts at the grouping's summit this week that Japan is winning the battle to stabilise the world's worst nuclear crisis for 25 years (AFP/Getty Images)
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Activists of humanitarian NGO Oxfam wearing giant paper mache heads representing (from L) UK prime minister David Cameron, US president, German chancellor Angela Merkel, French president Nicolas Sarkozy, Russian president Dmitry Medvedev, Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper and Japanese prime minister Naoto Kan pose on May 25, 2011 in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, to call for action at the upcoming Group of Eight industrialised nations summit in Deauville. Placard reads Queen Marie Antoinette's alleged quote 'Let them eat cake!' (AFP/Getty Images)
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People rest during the e-G8 meeting gathering Internet and information technologies leaders and experts at the Tuileries gardens in Paris on May 24, 2011. The heads of virtual giants Facebook, Google, and eBay were invited to meet to formulate proposals on the future on the Internet ahead of the G8 summit in France (AFP/Getty Images)
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US Facebook social networking site founder Mark Zuckerberg (R) speaks with France's President Nicolas Sarkozy as he leaves after a meeting the presidential Elysee Palace on May 25, 2011 in Paris on the closing day of the first 'e-G8' summit. The e-G8 aims to draw up a declaration for the Group of Eight Leaders who meet in Deauville, northwestern France, on May 27 and 28, 2011, with discussions covering sensitive issues such as online copyright and censorship (AFP/Getty Images)
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A mounted policeman sits on his horse next to flags outside the Deauville International Center, venue of the upcoming G8 Summit, on May 24, 2011 in Deauville, France. Leaders of the Group of Eight gather in France Thursday to endorse aid to new Arab democracies, but wrangling among Western and developing economies over running the IMF may take up much of their time (Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
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Officials from the G8 - the US, Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Russia - held preparatory talks Wednesday in the seaside resort of Deauville to hammer out common positions on issues ranging from the world economy to Libya's civil war, Iran's nuclear goals and unrest in Syria (Getty Images/ text: Reuters)
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French police sit on motorcycles outside the Deauville International Center, venue of the upcoming G8 Summit, on May 24, 2011 in Deauville, France. Hosted by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the summit is expected to approve a multi-billion-dollar aid package for Tunisia and Egypt (Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
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French police guard the beach at the Zone 1 security perimeter near the Deauville International Center, venue of the upcoming G8 Summit, on May 25, 2011. G8 leaders arriving in the faded casino resort may have to fend off challenges to western Europe's grip on the post of managing director of the International Monetary Fund, the global lender (Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
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French policemen stand in front of the famous Normandy Grand Hotel on the eve of the start of the G8 summit in the French northwestern sea-resort of Deauville on May 25, 2011. French authorities will mobilise 12,252 police, gendarmes and troops, backed by naval patrol boats in the Channel and surveillance aircraft overhead, to protect the leaders of the world's eight big developed powers for the two-day summit (AFP/Getty Images)
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France's President Nicolas Sarkozy accompanies US Facebook social networking site founder Mark Zuckerberg (2ndR) leaving after a meeting the presidential Elysee Palace on May 25, 2011 in Paris on the closing day of the first 'e-G8' summit (AFP/Getty Images)
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A picture shows a general view of delegations' entrance of the G8 summit in the French northwestern sea-resort of Deauville on May 25, 2011 on the eve of the start of the event (AFP/Getty Images)