Thursday, May 26, 2011

Deauville. Empty Beach.

G-8 is meeting today in Deauville on Normandy's Côte Fleurie. The town and the coastal area around it is a popular destination for parisians and is sometimes referred to as the 21st arrondissement of the French capital. A venue for big international cultural events including American and Russian film festivals, it has also become a preferred place for important political meetings away from the congested Paris. Last year 'G-3' met there, with France's Sarkozy, Germany's Merkel and Russia's Medvedev. Earlier a lower-level G-8 meeting was held there.

This time the situation in Libya and other Arab countries is high on the agenda with Barack Obama and Dmitri Medvedev bringing new ideas on how to settle the ongoing crisis. Leaders of several North African countries are coming too. Follow the Deauville news on the BBC or France 24.

Photos courtesy of CRT Normandie, © G.Wait.

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