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Northern Ireland Town Fakes Prosperity for G8 Summit

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G8 summit to be held in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland (Photo: Lough Erne Golf Resort)

World leaders are gathering in the town of Enniskillen for the G8 summit next month.

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And to get ready, the town is putting up fake storefronts on shuttered businesses.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Irish Times reporter Dan Keenan about the efforts to make the town look prosperous.

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    28/05/2013 News Belcoo fake wraparound shops
    A 'pretend' butcher shop in the village of Belcoo Co. Fermanagh . A couple of vacant stores and shops in the village have large wraparound stickers placed on the windows to give the impression from a distance of an occupied business. The G8 summit will take place in nearby Lough Erne resort . Photograph: Bryan O'Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

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