The World Summit in pictures

Ben Ali, Ustumi, Annan and the rest...

UN secretary-general Kofi Annan was on hand - although rarely for more than 10 minutes a time - to lend his remarkably self-controlled form of diplomacy to problems. One event he turned up to was the "launch" of the $100 laptop by Nicholas Negroponte. Despite having managed more column inches about the laptop this year than anything but the Iraq war, Negroponte admitted he still didn't have a single contract for the device. The press did their best to ignore a thick cable and a suspicious-looking box underneath the desk when the laptop prototype was "run".

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