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Obama taps public health expert for World Bank


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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) introduces Dartmouth College president Jim Yong Kim as his nominee for the next president of the World Bank, during an announcement in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington March 23, 2012. The United States has picked a public health expert of South Korean origin as its candidate for the World Bank presidency, a job emerging market economies are contesting for the first time. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst