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Protesters Gather as G-7 Leaders Set to Arrive in Germany

Protesters ahead of the G7 Summit, in Munich, Germany, on June 25.

Protesters ahead of the G7 Summit, in Munich, Germany, on June 25.

Photographer: Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images

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Munich (AP) -- About 4,000 protesters gathered in Munich as the Group of Seven leading economic powers prepared Saturday to hold their annual gathering in the Bavarian Alps in Germany, which holds the G-7′s rotating presidency this year.

Organizers had hoped to mobilize up to 20,000 protesters in the Bavarian city and were disappointed by the low turnout at Munich’s Theresienwiese park, German news agency dpa reported.