Scores of businesses closed their doors in the French city of Bayonne on Wednesday, as the nearby resort of Biarritz geared up for the Group of Seven (G7) summit this weekend.

Security measures have been ramped up in Biarritz, with some 13,200 police officers and soldiers deployed to ensure public order. Protests have been banned in Biarritz and the neighbouring towns of Anglet and Bayonne.

The summit will run from August 24 to August 26, and will see the participation of European Council President Donald Tusk and the leaders of the G7 member nations, including Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US.

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