G7 Summit: Even World Leaders Take Awkward Family Photos

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    The leaders of some of the world’s wealthiest nations were meeting in Carbis Bay, a small seaside village in the southwestern English county of Cornwall, as part of the G-7 summit.

    The UK, US, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada make up the G-7 nations, but the summit was also be attended by the heads of the European Council and the European Commission.

    Over the next three days, the leaders set to commit to share at least one billion coronavirus shots with struggling countries around the world – half the doses coming from the US and 100 million from the UK.

    The agenda of the meeting also includes talks on climate change, the global response to COVID-19, the taxation of multinational corporations and Brexit.

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