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The Group of Seven leader summit will be held in Schloss Elmau, near the village of Krün, Bermany. Since 1999's World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle was accompanied by riots which led to scores of arrests, major international summits have moved to smaller towns less accessible to demonstrators.

Police officers of Germany's federal police, Bundespolizei, train outside the Alpine mountain hut Meilerhuette.

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German police check cars at the entrance of a security zone for the upcoming G7 summit, in Klais near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

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An employee skewers a slice of cucumber as a Thai meal is prepared in the kitchen of the Schloss Elmau hotel ahead of the Group of Seven (G7) nations meeting in the Bavarian Alps, in Krun, Germany.

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An employee positions chairs for conference seating in the pavilion room at the Schloss Elmau hotel ahead of the Group of Seven (G7) nations meeting in the Bavarian Alps, in Krun, Germany.

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Snow rests on sun loungers around the swimming pool outside the Schloss Elmau hotel ahead of the Group of Seven (G7) nations meeting in the Bavarian Alps, in Krun, Germany.

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Bottles of wine sit in the cellar beneath the Schloss Elmau hotel ahead of the Group of Seven (G7) nations meeting in the Bavarian Alps, in Krun, Germany.

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A guest looks towards pine trees as snow falls outside the Schloss Elmau hotel ahead of the Group of Seven (G7) nations meeting in the Bavarian Alps, in Krun, Germany.

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A maid uses a vacuum cleaner in the presidential suite as snow falls on the Wetterstein mountain range outside, at the Schloss Elmau hotel ahead of the Group of Seven (G7) nations meeting in the Bavarian Alps, in Krun, Germany.

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Pedestrians shelter under an umbrella as they pass the town hall in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

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