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London beefs up security for upcoming G20 summit

2009-04-01 05:51:31 GMT2009-04-01 13:51:31 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Armed policemen patrol on a closed road beside the Winfield House, the official residence of the United States ambassador to Britain where U.S. President Barack Obama will stay during the summit of the Group of 20 Countries (G20), in London, the UK, on March 31, 2009. (Xinhua/Zhang Liqing)

A policeman checks a car on a closed road beside the Winfield House, the official residence of the United States ambassador to Britain where U.S. President Barack Obama will stay during the summit of the Group of 20 Countries (G20), in London, the UK, on March 31, 2009. (Xinhua/Zhang Liqing)

A security expert (C) speaks to reporters in front of the building of the Royal Exchange in London, the UK, March 31, 2009. A suspected package was found near the building of the Royal Exchange on Tuesday. Police sealed off the area, but shortly afterwards an all clear order was given. (Xinhua/Zhang Yuwei)

Police officers work in front of the building of the Royal Exchange in London, the UK, March 31, 2009. A suspected package was found near the building of the Royal Exchange on Tuesday. Police sealed off the area, but shortly afterwards an all clear order was given. London police have tightened security for the summit of the Group of 20 Countries to protect the meeting from possible violent protests. (Xinhua/Zhang Yuwei)

London police have tightened security for the summit of the Group of 20 Countries to protect the meeting from possible violent protests.

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