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Fractious G20 smile thinly for family photo

Friday, September 06, 2013 - 00:45

Sept. 6 - The Group of 20 world leaders -- who failed to agree over dinner on Syria -- pose for a 'family photo' on the second day of their summit in St. Petersburg where relations have been frayed over the Syrian conflict. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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The Group of 20 (G20) world leaders on Friday posed for a "family photo" in front of the Constantine Palace near St. Petersburg where they have been meeting for two days. The summit, meant to hash out international economic policy, has been overshadowed by the crisis in Syria and a possible military strike on the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, as well as fallout from the revelation that the U.S. monitored communications of many of the leaders assembled here through its sweeping intelligence programmes. Any G20 decision on Syria would not be binding but host, Russian President Vladimir Putin would like to see a consensus to avert military action in what would mark a significant - but unlikely - personal triumph for the Russian leader.

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Fractious G20 smile thinly for family photo

Friday, September 06, 2013 - 00:45