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World leaders gather for G8 summit

World's leading figures arrive in Northern Ireland for key talks including the Syrian crisis

World leaders gather for G8 summit
British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives in Enniskillen for the summit, where international issues including taxation systems will be discussed. (Getty Images)
World leaders gather for G8 summit
Leaders of the eight of the eleven richest countries in the world have travelled to Northern Ireland for the G8 summit. US President Barak Obama departed the White House on 16th June, ready to discuss a number of topics, including the critical issue of Syria. (Getty Images)
World leaders gather for G8 summit
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (second right) is welcomed by a Japanese embassy defence attache as he arrives at Belfast International Airport for the summit. (Getty Images)
World leaders gather for G8 summit
Russia’s Vladimir Putin (right) was already in the UK ahead of the summit, meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron to discuss the Syrian civil war – a conflict over which the two countries are divided. (Getty Images)
World leaders gather for G8 summit
Canada and France will both be represented at G8, with Canadian PM Stephen Harper (left) and French President Francois Hollande (right) having met in Paris days before flying to Northern Ireland. (Getty Images)
World leaders gather for G8 summit
German chancellor Angela Merkel is another high profile politician attending the summit. (Getty Images)
World leaders gather for G8 summit
The EU is also represented at the summit, with European Commission Chairman Jose Manuel Barroso (left) and EU Council president Herman Van Rompuy (right) in attendance. (Getty Images)
World leaders gather for G8 summit
Prime Minister Enrico Letta of Italy will also attend the two-day talks. (Getty Images)