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G8 First Ladies at WFP

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G8 spouses listen to Josette Sheeran's welcome remarks in the WFP auditorium.

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Josette Sheeran listens to the remarks of first ladies during their conversation in the WFP auditorium.

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Canadian First Lady Laureen Harper contributes to the 'Women on the Frontlines' discussion.

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Josette Sheeran with Japanese First Lady Chikako Aso (centre) and Aissatou Diouf, the wife of FAO's Director General Jacques Diouf.

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Josette Sheeran explains WFP's work to the South African first lady Nompumelelo Ntuli (in green) and the Nigerian first lady Hajia Turai Yar'Adua (in white).

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Indian First Lady Gursharan Kaur enters one of the exhibition tents in the WFP garden.

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Josette Sheeran and some of the first ladies listen to a WFP staffer explaining how food distributions are organised in the field.

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Britain's first lady Sarah Brown ladles out some Corn Soya Blend porridge.

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Indian First lady Gursharan Kaur ladles some Corn Soya Blend porridge as Nigerian First Lady Hajia Turai Yar'Adua looks on.

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First ladies pose with four Ghanaian school children who were beneficiaries of a WFP school feeding programme.

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Josette Sheeran and the G8 spouses pose for photographers with the red cups symbolising WFP's 'Fill the Cup' campaign.

Spouses of government leaders attending the 2009 G8 summit in Italy visited WFP’s Rome headquarterson on July 10 for an event highlighting the role of women in the fight against hunger. Among the attendees was Sarah Brown, wife of the British Prime Minister.