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Asian, African nations challenge 'obsolete' world order

Leaders from Asia and Africa pose for a group photo before the start of the Asian-African Conference in Jakarta April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

Leaders from Asia and Africa pose for a group photo before the start of the Asian-African Conference in Jakarta April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

Leaders from Asia and Africa pose for a group photo before the start of the Asian-African Conference in Jakarta April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside
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Leaders from Asia and Africa pose for a group photo before the start of the Asian-African Conference in Jakarta April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

Leaders from Asia and Africa pose for a group photo before the start of the Asian-African Conference in Jakarta April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

Leaders from Asia and Africa pose for a group photo before the start of the Asian-African Conference in Jakarta April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo (R) greets Iran's President Hassan Rouhani during the arrival for the opening ceremony of the Asian African Conference in Jakarta April 22, 2015.  REUTERS/Mast Irham

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (R) greets Iran's President Hassan Rouhani during the arrival for the opening ceremony of the Asian African Conference in Jakarta April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Mast Irham

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (R) greets Iran's President Hassan Rouhani during the arrival for the opening ceremony of the Asian African Conference in Jakarta April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Mast Irham
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Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (R) greets Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the arrival for the opening ceremony of the Asian African Conference in Jakarta April 22, 2015.  REUTERS/Mast Irham

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (R) greets Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the arrival for the opening ceremony of the Asian African Conference in Jakarta April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Mast Irham

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (R) greets Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the arrival for the opening ceremony of the Asian African Conference in Jakarta April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Mast Irham
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo (R) greets Myanmar's President U Thein Sein  during the arrival for the opening ceremony of the Asian African Conference in Jakarta April 22, 2015.   REUTERS/Mast Irham

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (R) greets Myanmar's President U Thein Sein during the arrival for the opening ceremony of the Asian African Conference in Jakarta April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Mast Irham

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (R) greets Myanmar's President U Thein Sein during the arrival for the opening ceremony of the Asian African Conference in Jakarta April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Mast Irham
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo (R) greets Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during the arrival for the opening ceremony of the Ashan African Conference in Jakarta April 22, 2015.  REUTERS/Mast Irham

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (R) greets Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during the arrival for the opening ceremony of the Ashan African Conference in Jakarta April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Mast Irham

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (R) greets Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during the arrival for the opening ceremony of the Ashan African Conference in Jakarta April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Mast Irham
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