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    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed world leaders to Carbis Bay in Cornwall, U.K. Friday. World leaders gathered for a “family photo” before Johnson delivered opening remarks at the three-day summit.

    The United Kingdom says leaders are expected to agree to give other parts of the world access to one billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines through donations and funding.

    Canada is expected to announce a donation of up to 100 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is its share of the one-billion dose pledge that is expected to emerge from all countries attending the G7 summit this weekend.

    According to a Canadian government source, the 100 million doses would include previous contributions, such as the $440 million given to the COVAX program, which distributes COVID-19 shots to low- and middle-income countries.

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