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Oxfam activists pose as G-8 leaders wearing caricature masks at a poker table in a gambling club in Paris on Tuesday. Leaders from Britain, Canada, the U.S., France, Russia, Germany, Italy and Japan will meet at the G-8 Summit at the Deauville in France on Thursday and Friday. The sign reads: G8 Promises of Aid ...who's bluffing?

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Ha Ha Heads of State,

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Good masks!But who's who? From left to right: dunno, Cameron, Obama, Sarkozy, Berlusconi, Merkel, Kan, dunno. The dunnos are Harper ? and Medvedev I guess, but which is which? Sarkozy looks so dodgy!

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I'm having a very hard time making out President Obama from these masks

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I think President Obama is the 3rd from left, only one that seems to have a tan

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Maria,

I think Medvedev is at the far left, so that means Harper is at the far right. Hint hint, maybe.

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This was boring last year, the year before that, and its boring this year.

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This is the last and final shuttle flight crew. Would be a great idea.

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Merkel's wardrobe is a crackup. Da Party girl.

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Why are the cards so dang big?

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Here's something I do know about . Oxfam have not been able to draw down any money from the European Aid promised since the the last summit. Chief offenders Germany Italy France Britain . No ODA has left the ECB in over a year But the top executives are still paying themselves high salaries.

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Way to go, Berlusconi and Sarcozy! You are the only trendy guys among these people... Is it only me or Medvedev looks like thinking "Where is the Vodka?"....

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Keika1628:

" No ODA has left the ECB in over a year But the top executives are still paying themselves high salaries. "

... but the ECB has plenty of money to buy up ever more worthless Greek bonds. Political voodooh economics at its finest.

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Protesters will always believe that government figureheads have nothing better to do. Ironically, neither do the protesters apparently.

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but the ECB has plenty of money to buy up ever more worthless Greek bonds. Political voodooh economics at its finest.

The European Central Bank is buying these worthless Greek bonds in order to help the other European banks to get rid of them. It is more or less acting like a lifeguard in case Greece defaults.

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How come only Sarkozy gets shades?

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