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Essential reading from the G20 summit

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 27: Selena Flood is overcome with emotion after she was released from the temporary G20 detainment centre June 27, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. Hundreds of people, including journalists, were arrested by police in downtown Toronto during the G20 Summit and many were released prior to the 24-hour limit at which time they had to be charged with a crime.

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Throughout the G20 weekend, Globe reporters, editors and photographers worked around the clock to bring our readers into the clashes on Toronto's streets and behind the scenes with world leaders. Here's a breakdown of our coverage from the past three days.

Must-reads from Monday's paper

Summit on the brink: How Harper saved his deal PM overcomes opposition to deficit cuts; new British leader David Cameron proves to be greatest ally

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Editorial: Security costs, handling of protests raise questions This is the major conundrum: Only major cities can host such gatherings, but future G20 meetings should not produce another Toronto

  • Vandalism a central part of anarchists’ tactics
  • Security or liberty? Coming to grips with historic crackdown
  • Fears of another crisis spur nations to promise cuts

Live coverage

The team covered the the summit from all angles: the vibe on the streets, the politics and diplomacy and the protests. Recap the weekend's movements moment by moment with our liveblogs:

  • Sunday: Police crackdown as leaders meet
  • Saturday: Police confirm use of plastic bullets on protesters
  • Friday: All quiet in Toronto ahead of G20 summit

Photo galleries

Protests continue Sunday Images from the arrests at the University of Toronto Protests continue Sunday

A day of violence Globe photographers witness clashes between police and protesters in downtown Toronto Saturday

The tension builds Police gird for a weekend of protests Friday, as demonstraters begin to march

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  • World leaders in Toronto
  • Come on down: At the G20 red carpet
  • Your photos: G20

Life in Toronto under lockdown

  • Nightlife went on in and around downtown – sort of
  • Not quite business as usual in Toronto
  • Coffee? No. Police? Yes. Giant fantasy swords? Definitely not
  • Protests march into the night, while the jazz bands play on
  • Worship of god and football undeterred by protests
  • Queen Street West storefronts fall prey to protesters
  • Downtown businesses deal with protest aftermath
  • Torontonians try to make sense of G20 vandalism

The clash: How it happened

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The protests

  • Black Bloc strategy has been used for decades
  • Police arrest 562 in Toronto
  • Canadian journalist arrested, possibly beaten
  • Hundreds of cyclists join &lsquo;bike block&rsquo;
  • Toronto mayor amongst many expressing revulsion over protest violence
  • Protests turn violent: storefronts smashed, police cars set ablaze
  • Police given greater arrest powers near G20 security zone
  • Profiles of four G20 arrests
  • Standoff ends in downtown Toronto

The politics

  • World walks economic &lsquo;tightrope,&rsquo; G20 leaders pledge to slash deficits
  • Sarkozy says his G8/G20 will cost one-tenth of Canada&rsquo;s
  • Cannon defends maternal health spending
  • A historic step toward a new world balance
  • New rules to bring banks to Canadian standard

Globe video

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The sights and sounds of Toronto's peaceful side A look at the day, in and around the city of Toronto over the past two days

  • Protesters emerge from sewer
  • G20 protest snapshots
  • Toronto cleans up, gears up
  • A night at Tent City


  • Marcus Gee: They took Toronto's streets, but for what?
  • John Ibbitson: G8 leaders offer hollow words on global warming
  • Editorial: Compromised civil liberties: the other cost of security
  • Derek DeCloet: G20 must grapple with new era of government
  • Roy MacGregor: A humbler summit that produced big results
  • Naomi Klein: Sticking the public with the bill for the bankers&rsquo; crisis

Raw video from Globe reporters on the street

Protests attack storefronts in downtown Toronto Kate Allen films as protesters smash windows Protests attack storefronts in downtown Toronto

Style at the G20Style at the G20Globe Life casts its eye on the summit Hit or Miss: G20 fashion

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