Photos of historic G7 meetings

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Photos of historic G7 meetings


From left to right, Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro, British Prime Minister Harold Wilson, US President Gerald Ford, French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt and Japanese Prime Minister Takeo Miki pose for a photo during the first G6 summit on November 17, 1975, at the Chateau de Rambouillet near Paris. The then informal meeting kicked off the series of annual Group of Seven (G7) and G8 summits.

Updated at 2304 GMT (0704 HKT) on June 11, 2021

From left to right, Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro, British Prime Minister Harold Wilson, US President Gerald Ford, French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt and Japanese Prime Minister Takeo Miki pose for a photo during the first G6 summit on November 17, 1975, at the Chateau de Rambouillet near Paris. The then informal meeting kicked off the series of annual Group of Seven (G7) and G8 summits.

President Joe Biden posed for a “family photo” with other world leaders on Friday to mark the start of the 2021 G7 summit in Carbis Bay, England.

The G7, short for Group of Seven, is an organization of leaders from some of the world’s largest economies: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, and United States.

G7 members meet annually for a summit to discuss pressing issues on the world stage and coordinate policies.

Look back to other times the leaders met and see how the group has evolved over the years.

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