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International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde holds a news conference to discuss the IMF's views on economic policy priorities in the year ahead in Washington January 17, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde holds a news conference to discuss the IMF's views on economic policy priorities in the year ahead in Washington January 17, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde holds a news conference to discuss the IMF's views on economic policy priorities in the year ahead in Washington January 17, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
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International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde holds a news conference to discuss the IMF's views on economic policy priorities in the year ahead in Washington January 17, 2013. IMF Director of External Relations Gerry Rice is at right. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

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