Reptiles, eggs banned as Australia ramps up G20 security

November 12, 2014 9:09 PM

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Eggs, tinned food, reptiles and surfboards will be banned in parts of Brisbane this week as Australia's biggest peacetime deployment of police and soldiers braces for everything from unruly protests to mass hostage-taking at the Group of 20 summit.

Bomb-detecting robots will be on hand, along with a drone for crowd surveillance, as U.S. President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping join other leaders from the world's richest nations in Australia's third-largest city.

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