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  •  - A labourer walks on a crane at a construction site in Nanjing

    A labourer walks on a crane at a construction site in Nanjing

    Posted: 12/15/2011 2:33:05 AM EST
    A labourer walks on a crane at a construction site in Nanjing, Jiangsu province December 14, 2011. China pledged to guarantee growth in the face of an "extremely grim" outlook for the global economy in 2012, rounding off its annual policy-setting conference on Wednesday with a series of commitments to deliver economic stability. Picture taken December 14, 2011. REUTERS/Sean Yong (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION POLITICS)
  •  - A labourer fixes rebar poles at a construction site in Suining

    A labourer fixes rebar poles at a construction site in Suining

    Posted: 12/15/2011 12:07:15 AM EST
    A labourer fixes rebar poles at a construction site in Suining, Sichuan province December 15, 2011. China pledged to guarantee growth in the face of an "extremely grim" outlook for the global economy in 2012, rounding off its annual policy-setting conference on Wednesday with a series of commitments to deliver economic stability. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA
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    Posted: 12/14/2011 10:10:48 AM EST
    Libya's Minister of Oil and Gas Abdurahman Benyezza speaks to journalists prior to the start of the meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries meets Wednesday in Vienna amid a slowing global economy threatened by rising energy costs. The 12-nation group will also seek to avoid a supply glut as Libya's oil exports gradually recover next year.(AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
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    Posted: 12/14/2011 10:10:48 AM EST
    Saudi Arabia's Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Ibrahim Naimi gestures as he speaks to journalists prior to the start of the meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries meets Wednesday in Vienna amid a slowing global economy threatened by rising energy costs. The 12-nation group will also seek to avoid a supply glut as Libya's oil exports gradually recover next year.(AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
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    Posted: 11/30/2011 1:45:46 PM EST
    From left, European Commissioner for the Economy Olli Rehn, Spain's Finance Minister Elena Salgado, Italian Prime Minister and Finance Minister Mario Monti and Luxembourg's Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker pose for a photo during a round table meeting of the eurogroup at the EU Council building in Brussels on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. The 17 finance ministers of countries that use the euro converged on EU headquarters Tuesday in a desperate bid to save their currency and to protect Europe, the United States, Asia and the rest of the global economy from a debt-induced financial tsunami. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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    Posted: 11/30/2011 1:45:46 PM EST
    From left, European Commissioner for the Economy Olli Rehn, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, Luxembourg's Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker and Italian Prime Minister and Finance Minister Mario Monti greet each other during a round table meeting of the eurogroup at the EU Council building in Brussels on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. The 17 finance ministers of countries that use the euro converged on EU headquarters Tuesday in a desperate bid to save their currency and to protect Europe, the United States, Asia and the rest of the global economy from a debt-induced financial tsunami. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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    Posted: 11/30/2011 1:45:46 PM EST
    From left, Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos, European Commissioner for the Economy Olli Rehn, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, Luxembourg's Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker and Italian Prime Minister and Finance Minister Mario Monti greet each other during a round table meeting of the eurogroup at the EU Council building in Brussels on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. The 17 finance ministers of countries that use the euro converged on EU headquarters Tuesday in a desperate bid to save their currency and to protect Europe, the United States, Asia and the rest of the global economy from a debt-induced financial tsunami. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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    Posted: 11/30/2011 1:45:46 PM EST
    From left, Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos, French Finance Minister Francois Baroin, Luxembourg's Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, European Commissioner for the Economy Olli Rehn, Italian Prime Minister and Finance Minister Mario Monti and Belgium's Finance Minister Didier Reynders share a word during a round table meeting of the eurogroup at the EU Council building in Brussels on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. The 17 finance ministers of countries that use the euro converged on EU headquarters Tuesday in a desperate bid to save their currency and to protect Europe, the United States, Asia and the rest of the global economy from a debt-induced financial tsunami. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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    Posted: 11/30/2011 10:50:47 AM EST
    Italian Prime Minister and Finance Minister Mario Monti, right, meets with Luxembourg's Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker at the EU Council building in Brussels on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. The 17 finance ministers of countries that use the euro converged on EU headquarters Tuesday in a desperate bid to save their currency and to protect Europe, the United States, Asia and the rest of the global economy from a debt-induced financial tsunami. (AP Photo/Yves Herman, Pool)
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    Posted: 11/30/2011 10:50:46 AM EST
    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, right, speaks with Luxembourg's Economy Minister Luc Frieden during a round table meeting of the eurogroup at the EU Council building in Brussels on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. The 17 finance ministers of countries that use the euro converged on EU headquarters Tuesday in a desperate bid to save their currency and to protect Europe, the United States, Asia and the rest of the global economy from a debt-induced financial tsunami. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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    Posted: 11/30/2011 10:50:46 AM EST
    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, right, speaks with European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, center, and French Finance Minister Francois Baroin, left, during a round table meeting of the eurogroup at the EU Council building in Brussels on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. The 17 finance ministers of countries that use the euro converged on EU headquarters Tuesday in a desperate bid to save their currency and to protect Europe, the United States, Asia and the rest of the global economy from a debt-induced financial tsunami. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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    Posted: 11/30/2011 10:50:46 AM EST
    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, right, speaks with Italian Prime Minister and Finance Minister Mario Monti during a round table meeting of the eurogroup at the EU Council building in Brussels on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. The 17 finance ministers of countries that use the euro converged on EU headquarters Tuesday in a desperate bid to save their currency and to protect Europe, the United States, Asia and the rest of the global economy from a debt-induced financial tsunami. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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    Posted: 11/30/2011 10:50:46 AM EST
    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, right, speaks with Italian Prime Minister and Finance Minister Mario Monti during a round table meeting of the eurogroup at the EU Council building in Brussels on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. The 17 finance ministers of countries that use the euro converged on EU headquarters Tuesday in a desperate bid to save their currency and to protect Europe, the United States, Asia and the rest of the global economy from a debt-induced financial tsunami. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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    Posted: 11/30/2011 10:50:46 AM EST
    Luxembourg's Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, right, speaks with Italian Prime Minister and Finance Minister Mario Monti during a round table meeting of the eurogroup at the EU Council building in Brussels on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. The 17 finance ministers of countries that use the euro converged on EU headquarters Tuesday in a desperate bid to save their currency and to protect Europe, the United States, Asia and the rest of the global economy from a debt-induced financial tsunami. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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    Posted: 11/30/2011 10:50:46 AM EST
    Luxembourg's Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, right, puts his arm around Spain's Finance Minister Elena Salgado during a round table meeting of the eurogroup at the EU Council building in Brussels on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. The 17 finance ministers of countries that use the euro converged on EU headquarters Tuesday in a desperate bid to save their currency and to protect Europe, the United States, Asia and the rest of the global economy from a debt-induced financial tsunami. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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    Posted: 11/30/2011 10:50:46 AM EST
    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, second right, speaks with Spain's Finance Minister Elena Salgado, left, and Dutch Finance Minister Jan Kees De Jager during a round table meeting of the eurogroup at the EU Council building in Brussels on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. The 17 finance ministers of countries that use the euro converged on EU headquarters Tuesday in a desperate bid to save their currency and to protect Europe, the United States, Asia and the rest of the global economy from a debt-induced financial tsunami. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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    Posted: 11/30/2011 1:40:47 AM EST
    Italian Prime Minister and Finance Minister Mario Monti arrives for a round table meeting of the eurogroup at the EU Council building in Brussels on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. The 17 finance ministers of countries that use the euro converged on EU headquarters Tuesday in a desperate bid to save their currency and to protect Europe, the United States, Asia and the rest of the global economy from a debt-induced financial tsunami. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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    Posted: 11/30/2011 1:40:47 AM EST
    From left, Belgium's Finance Minister Didier Reynders, Spain's Finance Minister Elena Salgado, Italian Prime Minister and Finance Minister Mario Monti, Dutch Finance Minister Jan Kees De Jager, Malta's Finance Minister Tonio Fenech, and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble share a word during a round table meeting of the eurogroup at the EU Council building in Brussels on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. The 17 finance ministers of countries that use the euro converged on EU headquarters Tuesday in a desperate bid to save their currency and to protect Europe, the United States, Asia and the rest of the global economy from a debt-induced financial tsunami. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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    Posted: 11/30/2011 1:40:46 AM EST
    Italian Prime Minister and Finance Minister Mario Monti, left, speaks with Dutch Finance Minister Jan Kees De Jager during a round table meeting of the eurogroup at the EU Council building in Brussels on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. The 17 finance ministers of countries that use the euro converged on EU headquarters Tuesday in a desperate bid to save their currency and to protect Europe, the United States, Asia and the rest of the global economy from a debt-induced financial tsunami. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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    Posted: 11/30/2011 1:40:46 AM EST
    Spain's Finance Minister Elena Salgado, left, speaks with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble during a round table meeting of the eurogroup at the EU Council building in Brussels on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. The 17 finance ministers of countries that use the euro converged on EU headquarters Tuesday in a desperate bid to save their currency and to protect Europe, the United States, Asia and the rest of the global economy from a debt-induced financial tsunami. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)