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In pictures: G20 leaders, protests and koalas in Brisbane

World leaders - and protesters - are in Brisbane, Australia, for this weekend's G20 summit of industrialised nations.

The host, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, said their focus would be on job creation, tax and strengthening the global economy, angering those who say climate change is the one pressing issue for the world.

Here are some of the images to have emerged from Brisbane.

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US President Barack Obama, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a trilateral meeting to discuss US engagement in the Asia-Pacific region.

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India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the German Chancellor Angel Merkel at the summit.

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The summit aims to build on plans announced by world finance leaders in February to increase global growth by 2% in five years' time.

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Security is tight in Brisbane, with police officers patrolling Southbank, an area popular with sunbathers.

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There have been several protests in Brisbane. This demonstration, calling for for increased rights for Aboriginal Australians, was one of the first to kick off.

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Mr Putin was the focus of lots of media coverage due to allegations of Russia's involvement in the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine, on which 38 Australians died. Tony Abbott had insisted he would press the Russian president on the issue.

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Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, joined other wives of G20 leaders at at an animal sanctuary in a Brisbane suburb where they got the chance to cuddle a koala.

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Agnese Landini, wife of Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, also met one of Australia's best-known creatures.

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The city, in Queensland, was decked out in banners welcoming leaders and delegates.

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Among the leaders to fly into Brisbane was Indonesian President Joko Widodo. He arrived with his wife, Iriana, on Friday after appearing at the Asean and East Asia Summits in Myanmar. They were welcomed at the airport by Australia's Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove.