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Canada's Fake Lake
Planners of the 72-hour diplomatic jamboree, the G-8 and G-20 summits, are facing scrutiny for trying to showcase Canada's tourist appeal by building a media center that includes an artificial lake with canoes, trees, deck chairs and a fake dock for the price tag of $57,000, down from the original price of $2 million. 
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Fake Lake

June 23, 2010: People walk around part of the fake lake at the G-20 media center in Toronto, Canada. The lake is part of a display promoting Ontario's Muskoka region.

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Fake Lake

June 23, 2010: Reporters lounge next to the fake lake at the G-20 media center in Toronto.

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Fake Lake 1

 June 23, 2010: People walk past the fake lake at the G-20 media center in Toronto, Canada.

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Fake Lake 2

An artist's rendition of the media center in Toronto for the G-8 and G-20 Summits. Planners are running into howls of derision for trying to showcase Canada's tourist appeal by building a media center that includes an artificial lake with canoes, trees, deck chairs and a fake dock. 

(AP)

Canada's Fake Lake

Planners of the 72-hour diplomatic jamboree, the G-8 and G-20 summits, are facing scrutiny for trying to showcase Canada's tourist appeal by building a media center that includes an artificial lake with canoes, trees, deck chairs and a fake dock for the price tag of $57,000, down from the original price of $2 million. 

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