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Jakarta's Governor Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, speaks during an interview with Reuters in his car on his way back to his office in Jakarta April 9, 2013. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni

Jakarta's Governor Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, speaks during an interview with Reuters in his car on his way back to his office in Jakarta April 9, 2013. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni

Jakarta's Governor Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, speaks during an interview with Reuters in his car on his way back to his office in Jakarta April 9, 2013. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni
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Jakarta's Governor Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, is greeted by residents during his visit to inspect the aftermath of a slum fire area in west Jakarta April 9, 2013. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni

Jakarta's Governor Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, is greeted by residents during his visit to inspect the aftermath of a slum fire area in west Jakarta April 9, 2013. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni

Jakarta's Governor Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, is greeted by residents during his visit to inspect the aftermath of a slum fire area in west Jakarta April 9, 2013. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni
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Jakarta's Governor Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, is surrounded by residents during his visit to inspect the aftermath of a slum fire area in west Jakarta April 9, 2013. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni

Jakarta's Governor Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, is surrounded by residents during his visit to inspect the aftermath of a slum fire area in west Jakarta April 9, 2013. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni

Jakarta's Governor Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, is surrounded by residents during his visit to inspect the aftermath of a slum fire area in west Jakarta April 9, 2013. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni
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Jakarta's Governor Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, is surrounded by residents during his visit to inspect the aftermath of a slum fire area in west Jakarta April 9, 2013. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni

Jakarta's Governor Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, is surrounded by residents during his visit to inspect the aftermath of a slum fire area in west Jakarta April 9, 2013. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni

Jakarta's Governor Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, is surrounded by residents during his visit to inspect the aftermath of a slum fire area in west Jakarta April 9, 2013. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni
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Jakarta's Governor Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, arrives at his office in Jakarta's City Hall April 9, 2013. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni

Jakarta's Governor Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, arrives at his office in Jakarta's City Hall April 9, 2013. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni

Jakarta's Governor Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, arrives at his office in Jakarta's City Hall April 9, 2013. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni
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