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Leaders start to arrive for crisis G20 summit

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World leaders have begun arriving in Washington for a crisis meeting of the G20 group of industrialised and emerging nations.

The heads of government have been invited by the outgoing US president George Bush, to discuss how to tackle the global financial crisis.

Discussions will take place on Saturday after an official dinner tonight.

The president-elect, Barack Obama, will not be attending, but he will be sending two representatives to hold discussions on the sidelines of the meeting.