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Many other world leaders have also started to descend upon Toronto for the global economic talks. Britain, Japan, and -- unexpectedly -- Australia are sending new leaders to the G20 Summit.
Meanwhile, security was tight as international dignitaries began arriving on Thursday, with their motorcades tying traffic into knots near the airport, and on roads leading into the city. Barricades erected for the event have turned Toronto's downtown core into a virtual fortress.
|Royal Canadian Mounted Police team keep watch November in Ottawa. |
Tens of thousands of police fanned out across Ontario Thursday
throwing a ring of steel around the eastern Canadian province as
world leaders began arriving for two key summits focused on
economic recovery and global development.(AFP/File/Marcos Townsend)
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