(L to R) Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Barack Obama, Japanes Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker participate in a tree-planting ceremony on the grounds at Ise-Jingu Shrine in the city of Ise in Mie prefecture on the first day of the G-7 leaders summit.
Refugees speak to the press on the Greek-Macedonia border in Idomeni, Greece. A group of refugees forced the gate in an attempt to enter Macedonia. 7 refugees were injured during the riot. Tear gas and sound grenades were fired to clear the railway. The transit camp has become overcrowded as refugees continue to arrive from Athens and the Greek Islands. Macedonia opened its border with Greece allowing 580 refugees a day to cross into the country. According to local authorities 7000 refugees and migrants, mostly from Syria, remain stuck at the border as they wait to enter Macedonia to journey to Western Europe.
A Syrian woman hugs her mother after their arrival with other refugees and migrants from the Turkish coast to Mytilene, Lesbos island. Greeceâs government is ordering authorities on islands near Turkey to reduce the number of migrants allowed to travel by ferry to the mainland so more temporary shelters can be set up to cope with the crisis triggered by border restrictions in countries further north.