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Prime Minister Stephen Harper welcomes United States President Barack Obama to the G8 Summit in Huntsville, Ont., on Friday June 25, 2010.

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As the G8 and G20 summits begin this weekend, all eyes will be on Huntsville and in Toronto, where the city's downtown area will be locked down. The globeandmail.com team will be covering the summit from all angles: the vibe on the streets, the politics and diplomacy and the expected protests. Follow the movements every day this weekend. Friday, we will be following our reporters up to Huntsville for the start of the G8 summit while in Toronto, we will be monitoring traffic, protests and city life.

You'll see Twitter updates, pictures filed from mobile phones and other news flashes as they merit. Add your comments, questions and help us cover this event.

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