The Summit Continues: G8 in L’Aquila and Rome

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President Obama and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi tour earthquake-damaged areas of L’Aquila, Italy at the G8 summit on Wednesday, July 8. The damage is leftover from a 6.3-magnitude quake that struck the town in early April. See TPM’s gallery of the initial devastation here.

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President Obama arrives at the main conference hall in L’Aquila on Thursday, June 9, day two of the G8 summit, for the talks between the G8 countries, G5 countries and Egypt.

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The main conference hall. From left to right: UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, President Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi, and Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso.

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From left to right: Italian Equality Minister Isabella Rauti (also the wife of Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno), First Lady Michelle Obama, Italian Minister of Education Maria Stella Gelmini and Italian Minister for Equal Opportunity Mara Carfagna on the Caffarelli terrace at the Campidoglio palace in Rome.

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Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno and his wife Isabella Rauti host a luncheon for the First Ladies on the Caffarelli Terrace.

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The First Ladies with Mayor Alemanno and his wife Isabella in front of the statue of Emperor Marco Aurelio.

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The First Ladies visit the historic city center of L’Aquila on the second day of the G8 Summit. Pictured here on the far right is Gursharaan Kaur, wife of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

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Michelle Obama in L’Aquila.

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G5 and G8 leaders pose for a photo on Thursday. From left to right: Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, President Obama, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev.

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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Brazilian President Lula da Silva, and President Obama.

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Brazilian President Lula da Silva gifted the G5 leaders with his country’s soccer jerseys at their press conference on Thursday. From left to right: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Lula da Silva, South African President Jacob Zuma and Chinese State Counselor Dai Bingguo. Lula also gave President Obama one of the jerseys.

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World leaders pose with the “Junior 8” on Thursday in L’Aquila. The Junior 8 Summit, or J8, is an annual forum where young people from around the world meet to share their concerns and recommendations on how to solve global issues with G8 leaders and the world community.

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From left to right: German Chancellor Merkel, French President Sarkozy, Italian PM Berlusconi, Japanese PM Taro Aso, and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

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President Obama confers with Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso at a G8 working dinner.

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Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi (R) greets President Obama as he arrives for a round table session.

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Japanese PM Taro Aso, President Obama, and German Chancellor Merkel.

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President Obama, French President Sarkozy, and German Chancellor Merkel.

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President Obama and French President Sarkozy.

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