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Bloomberg Best Photos of 2010

  1. Bloomberg Best Photos of 2010
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    Bloomberg Best Photos of 2010

    Over the past year, dozens of Bloomberg photographers have taken thousands of images to capture the stories that moved markets and peoples’ lives. The photos range from portraits of world and business leaders, such as President Obama and Jack Welch, to pictures of nameless people in the street affected by a turbulent, often troubled global economy. They capture the tragic beauty of the gulf oil spill and the inexorable rise of China, the boredom of high-level economic meetings and the glories of the latest advances in energy and transportation.

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  2. Students Take Part In A Job Rally
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    Students Take Part In A Job Rally

    Vocational school students take part in a kick-off rally for job-hunting in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010. The job-to-applicant ratio rose for a fourth month to 0.46, meaning there are 46 positions for every 100 candidates, the Labor Ministry said today. Photographer: Toshiyuki Aizawa/Bloomberg
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  3. Construction At One New Change
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    Construction At One New Change

    A construction worker walks past a view of St Paul's Cathedral inside the One New Change shopping mall in London, U.K., on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010. Developer Land Securities Group Plc is the U.K.'s largest real estate investment trust. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
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  4. Flights Leave As European Airspace Reopens
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    Flights Leave As European Airspace Reopens

    Stranded passengers sleep on camping beds at Terminal 2 in Frankfurt International Airport (Fraport), in Frankfurt, Germany, on Tuesday, April 20, 2010. European airspace that was closed by the volcanic eruption in Iceland gradually reopened to flights today after transport ministers said planes could fly through thinner parts of the ash plume. Photographer: Hannelore Foerster/Bloomberg
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  5. Hyundai Motor Co. Factory Visit
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    Hyundai Motor Co. Factory Visit

    Hyundai automobiles move towards the paint shop at the Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co. Ltd. and Hyundai Motor Co. factory in Beijing, China, on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. Hyundai is South Korea's largest auto-maker. Photographer: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg
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  6. Singapore Releases Job Figures
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    Singapore Releases Job Figures

    A construction worker speaks on his mobile phone in front of a soon-to-be-opened clothing store at the shopping mall of the Las Vegas Sands Corp. Marina Bay Sands casino and resort, in Singapore, on Tuesday, June 15, 2010. Singapore employers added more jobs than initially estimated last quarter, pushing the unemployment rate to the lowest level in almost two years as a strengthening economy boosted hiring sentiment. Photographer: Charles Pertwee/Bloomberg
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  7. Coverage Of The Singapore Airshow
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    Coverage Of The Singapore Airshow

    Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. jets sit on the tarmac at the Singapore Airshow, in Singapore, on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010. The Singapore Airshow takes place Feb. 2 - 7. Photographer: Charles Pertwee/Bloomberg
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  8. Singapore Turns 45
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    Singapore Turns 45

    A guest swims in the Skypark pool atop Las Vegas Sands Corp.'s Marina Bay Sands integrated resort and casino in Singapore, on Wednesday, July 28, 2010. Singapore's government, which has to hold an election by 2012, may find that record economic growth isn't enough to keep citizens happy as the nation turns 45. Photographer: Munshi Ahmed/Bloomberg
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  9. New Home Construction in Saudi Arabia
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    New Home Construction in Saudi Arabia

    The offices of the King Abdullah financial district are seen on the horizon in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010. Builders in the Persian Gulf region, hit by slumping orders in their home countries, are eager to expand in Saudi Arabia when lending picks up. Photographer: Waseem Obaidi/Bloomberg
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  10. Aerial Views Of Hong Kong Skyline And Container Port
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    Aerial Views Of Hong Kong Skyline And Container Port

    An aerial view shows Tower Two at the International Finance Centre (IFC) in Hong Kong, China, on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010. Hong Kong plans to raise stamp duty, or transaction tax, on homes selling for more than HK$20 million ($2.57 million) to 4.5 percent from the current 3.75 percent to cool the property market, Sing Tao daily said, citing unidentified people. Photographer: Paul Hilton/Bloomberg
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  11. Visit To A Thai Sugar Mill
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    Visit To A Thai Sugar Mill

    A worker stands atop sacks of refined white sugar at the Thai Roong Ruang sugar factory in Baan Rai, Uthai Thani province, Thailand, on Friday, March 5, 2010. Thailand's sugar exports this year may decline to 4.6 million metric tons as below average rain cuts cane production, Chalush Chinthammit, assistant vice president of Khon Kaen Sugar Industry Pcl, said yesterday. Photographer: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg
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  12. 65th United Nations General Assembly
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    65th United Nations General Assembly

    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the 65th annual United Nations General Assembly at the UN in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. Obama told world leaders today that they must step forward to support the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians or risk more years of conflict and bloodshed. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Barack Obama EDITOR'S NOTE: IMAGE MADE FROM 16 STILL IMAGES
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  13. Nestle Annual Shareholders' Meeting
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    Nestle Annual Shareholders' Meeting

    Police remove a Greenpeace protestor against palm oil harvested from rainforest destruction and dressed as an orangutan, demonstrating outside the Nestle SA shareholders' meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday, April 15, 2010. Nestle SA, the world's largest food producer, said its board is examining the company's interest in L'Oreal SA "with the greatest attention." Photographer: Antoine Antoniol/Bloomberg
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  14. Textile Production In Pakistan
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    Textile Production In Pakistan

    A laborer works on a loom in a textile factory in Faisalabad, Pakistan, on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010. Pakistan's overseas sales of textiles are threatened by growing terror attacks, power outages and poor market access, said Umer Mansha, chief executive officer of Nishat Mills Ltd., the nation's biggest exporter. Photographer: Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg
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  15. Inside K+S Potash Factory and Mine
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    Inside K+S Potash Factory and Mine

    An employee directs a front loader carrying crude salt in the K+S AG potash mine in Philippsthal, Germany, on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010. World potash consumption is expected to exceed 50 million tons this year, and rise to 55 million to 60 million tons in 2011. Photographer: Hannelore Foerster/Bloomberg
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  16. Pictures From Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor
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    Pictures From Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor

    Wakhi women gather in a shelter in the western Wakhan, Afghanistan, on Friday, Aug. 19, 2010. Afghanistan's Taliban insurgency threatens to undermine parliamentary elections that President Hamid Karzai and the U.S. say might help restore public support for the government lost through corruption and insecurity. Photographer: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg
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  17. Global Gold
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    Global Gold

    A worker inspects a gold ring at factory of Tara Jewels in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. Photographer: Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg
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  18. 10 Downing Street After The U.K. Election
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    10 Downing Street After The U.K. Election

    Gordon Brown, U.K. prime minister, pauses as he speaks to the media outside 10 Downing Street, in London, U.K., on Friday, May 7, 2010. Conservative David Cameron gained the most seats in U.K. elections, while failing to win a majority, setting off maneuvering to determine the fate of Brown. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Gordon Brown
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  19. Obama Marks Shift From Iraq Combat As Risks Remain
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    Obama Marks Shift From Iraq Combat As Risks Remain

    U.S. President Barack Obama, who is on his way to meet troops at Fort Bliss Army Base in Texas, is transported aboard Marine One past the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010. Tonight, Obama will give the second Oval Office address of his presidency to mark the transition from a U.S. combat role in Iraq, a shift that won't end the risks to administration policy or to American troops. Photographer: Brendan Smialowski/Bloomberg
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  20. Vestas Wind Turbine Factory Visit
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    Vestas Wind Turbine Factory Visit

    Blades for Vestas Wind Systems A/S wind turbines are stored at the company's factory in Tianjin, China, on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010. Vestas Wind Systems A/S said it has signed a global supply agreement for delivery of 400 megawatts in 2011 to 2014. The contract includes an option for an additional 1,000 megawatts and is with a company with "worldwide operations." Photographer: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg
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  21. Martifer Turbine And Solar Panels Production
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    Martifer Turbine And Solar Panels Production

    Artur Carmo, an employee of Martifer Energy Systems SGPS SA, inspects the inside of a wind turbine stem at the company's manufacturing center in Oliveira de Frades, Portugal, on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010. Portuguese wind power development licenses dropped 90 percent in terms of capacity in the second quarter, the Energy and Geology Directorate said. Photographer: Mario Proenca/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Artur Carmo
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  22. Preparations For 2010 World Expo Continues In Shanghai
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    Preparations For 2010 World Expo Continues In Shanghai

    Visitors take pictures inside the U.K. Pavilion, known as the "Seed Cathedral," at the site of the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China, on Wednesday, April 14, 2010. The 2010 World Expo will open on May 1. Photographer: Kevin Lee/Bloomberg
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  23. Spain's Unemployment Continues To Rise
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    Spain's Unemployment Continues To Rise

    Taxis wait outside Atocha train station in Madrid, Spain, on Monday, May 3, 2010. Stocks in Spain and Portugal slumped on concern a 110 billion-euro ($146 billion) rescue package for Greece may fail to prevent contagion in Iberian markets. Photographer: Denis Doyle/Bloomberg
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  24. The 11th Seoul international Financial Forum
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    The 11th Seoul international Financial Forum

    The shadows of speakers at the 11th Seoul International Financial Forum are cast on a wall in Seoul, South Korea, on Thursday, April 29, 2010. The two-day conference brings together business and government leaders in the nation's capital. Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg
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  25. First Day Of Trial Run For The 2010 World Expo
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    First Day Of Trial Run For The 2010 World Expo

    Visitors walk past the illuminated Expo Axis of Sunshine Valley on the first day of the trial run of the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China, on Tuesday, April 20, 2010. The 2010 World Expo will open on May 1. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg
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  26. North Korean Military Parades In Capital As Kim Lays Ground for Succession
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    North Korean Military Parades In Capital As Kim Lays Ground for Succession

    A portrait of Kim Il Sung, founder of North Korea, left, and Kim Jong Il, leader of North Korea, hangs at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010. North Korean heir apparent Kim Jong Un stood at his father's right side today as they reviewed troops, tanks and missiles in a Pyongyang military parade. Photographer: Dieter Depypere/Bloomberg
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  27. North Korean Military Parades In Capital As Kim Lays Ground for Succession
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    North Korean Military Parades In Capital As Kim Lays Ground for Succession

    Female members of the North Korean military march during a parade commemorating the 65th anniversary of the Korea Worker's Party in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. North Korean heir apparent Kim Jong Un stood at his father's right side today as they reviewed troops, tanks and missiles in a Pyongyang military parade. Photographer: Dieter Depypere/Bloomberg
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  28. Strikes Across Greece
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    Strikes Across Greece

    Riot police clash with protestors during a demonstration in Athens, Greece, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010. Greek police fired tear-gas and clashed with demonstrators in central Athens after a march organized by unions to oppose Prime Minister George Papandreou's drive to cut the European Union's biggest budget deficit. Photographer: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg
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  29. Japan Stocks Rise, Led by Automakers as Yen Weakens
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    Japan Stocks Rise, Led by Automakers as Yen Weakens

    Pedestrians are reflected in an electronic stock board outside a securities firm in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010. Japanese stocks rose on speculation overseas earnings will climb, as the yen weakened to its lowest level against the dollar since August following comments by Finance Minister Naoto Kan. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg
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  30. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Closure
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    Jawaharlal Nehru Port Closure

    Cargo-boxes on board the MSC Chitra, operated by Mediterranean Shipping Co. fall from the deck into the Arabian sea of Mumbai, India, on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. Mumbai's Jawaharlal Nehru Port, India's busiest container harbor, suspended operations as salvage workers tried to recover hundreds of cargo-boxes shed by a vessel following a collision in the Arabian sea. Photographer: Pal Pillai/Bloomberg
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  31. Volkswagen Storage Towers
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    Volkswagen Storage Towers

    Volkswagen automobiles are loaded into the Autotuerme, or Car Towers, at the Autostadt car dealership in Wolfsburg, Germany, on Wednesday, March 10, 2010. Volkswagen AG announce earnings tomorrow. Photographer: Jochen Eckel/Bloomberg
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  32. 2010 Beijing Auto Show
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    2010 Beijing Auto Show

    A model is reflected next to a Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. Gleagle GS vehicle at the Beijing Auto Show in Beijing, China, on Friday, April 23, 2010. Volvo AB will sell its C30 electric car in China after Geely acquires the Swedish automaker, Reuters reported, citing Volvo Chief Executive Alexander Klose. Photographer: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg
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  33. Lufthansa Annual Shareholders' Meeting
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    Lufthansa Annual Shareholders' Meeting

    A flight attendant attends the Lufthansa AG annual shareholders' meeting in Berlin, Germany, on Thursday, April 29, 2010. Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Europe's second-biggest airline, said business improved in the first quarter and confirmed its target of increasing operating profit this year. Photographer: Michele Tantussi/Bloomberg
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  34. PhosAgro Fertilizer Processing Plant
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    PhosAgro Fertilizer Processing Plant

    An employee walks away from a pile of OAO Ammophos phosphate plant fertilizer as it is being poured into a storage facility at the OAO PhosAgro plant in Cherepovets, Russia, on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. OAO Sibur Holding, the chemicals affiliate of OAO Gazprom, said it's considering a merger of its fertilizer business with OAO PhosAgro, Russia's largest maker of phosphate fertilizers. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg
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  35. Sharp Plans To Start Selling 3-D TVs From This Summer
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    Sharp Plans To Start Selling 3-D TVs From This Summer

    Visitors wearing 3-D glasses watch 3-D images on Sharp Corp.'s four-primary-color 3-D liquid-crystal display (LCD) panels at a media preview in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, April 12, 2010. Sharp Corp. said it plans to start selling 3-D televisions from this summer and will offer the products in Japan, the U.S., Europe and China as it seeks to boost group sales from the new market. Sharp Corp. unveiled it has developed the world's first four-primary-color 3-D liquid-crystal display (LCD) panels that can show 3-D images. Photographer: Kimimasa Mayama/Bloomberg
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  36. Fiat CEO Marchionne Speaks At Automobile Industry Association
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    Fiat CEO Marchionne Speaks At Automobile Industry Association

    Sergio Marchionne, chief executive officer of Fiat SpA, pauses during the Associazione Nazionale Fra Industrie Automobilistiche (ANFIA) Italian automotive association meeting in Rome, Italy, on Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. Marchionne said he's open to a possible partnership for the truck and tractor business that is being spun off by Italy's largest manufacturer. Photographer: Alessandra Benedetti/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Sergio Marchionne
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  37. Kan Wins Japan Ruling Party Race To Remain Premier
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    Kan Wins Japan Ruling Party Race To Remain Premier

    Naoto Kan, Japan's prime minister and leader of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), right, stands with Ichiro Ozawa, former secretary general of the DPJ, before the start of the party's election in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010. Kan defeated a leadership challenge from party rival Ozawa, who opposed his policy of keeping government spending in check to help rein in the world's largest public debt. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Naoto Kan; Ichiro Ozawa
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  38. Ryanair Media Conference For FY results
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    Ryanair Media Conference For FY results

    Michael O'Leary, chief executive officer of Ryanair Holdings Plc., reacts during a press conference in London, U.K., on Tuesday, June 1, 2010. Europe's largest discount airline, will pay its first ever dividend after reporting a full-year profit because of declining fuel costs. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Michael O'Leary
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  39. Gordon Brown Presents His New Book At Bloomberg
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    Gordon Brown Presents His New Book At Bloomberg

    Gordon Brown, former U.K. prime minister, pauses before speaking at a Global Campaign for Education conference in London, U.K., on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. Brown's new book 'Beyond the Crash' is expected to confirm he feared being forced to resign in October 2008, when he ordered the Labour government's bail-out of banks. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Gordon Brown
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  40. German Chancellor Angela Merkel Speaks In Parliament During Budget Debate
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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel Speaks In Parliament During Budget Debate

    Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, uses a cell phone during a meeting of the Bundestag, Germany's federal parliament, in Berlin, Germany, on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010. Merkel said Germany has climbed back a "large part" of the way out of the financial crisis and the country has "reasons to have confidence" in economic recovery. Photographer: Michele Tantussi/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Angela Merkel
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  41. G-20 To Discuss Surplus Goal To Fix Imbalances, Official Says
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    G-20 To Discuss Surplus Goal To Fix Imbalances, Official Says

    Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, takes part in the reception for the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meeting in Gyeongju, South Korea, on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010. South Korea proposed that Group of 20 nations address current account surpluses to fix imbalances in the global economy rather than focus exclusively on exchange rates, a government official said. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Ben S. Bernanke
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  42. Apple Inc. Opens Shanghai Store
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    Apple Inc. Opens Shanghai Store

    People enter the Apple Inc. store in Shanghai, China, on Saturday, July 10, 2010. Apple Inc. opened its second China store today as the maker of iPhones and iMacs seeks to catch rivals including Nokia Oyj and Lenovo Group Ltd. in the fastest-growing major economy. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg
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  43. President Obama Tours Oil Spill Area In Gulf
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    President Obama Tours Oil Spill Area In Gulf

    U.S. President Barack Obama picks up balls of tar while touring a beach in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, U.S., on Friday, May 28, 2010. Obama said oil spilling from a damaged BP Plc well in the Gulf of Mexico is an "assault on our shores" and said the government's focus remains plugging the leak and cleaning up environmental damage. Photographer: Win McNamee/Pool via Bloomberg
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  44. BP Oil Spill Gushing Up To 60,000 Barrels Of Oil A Day Into Gulf Of Mexico
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    BP Oil Spill Gushing Up To 60,000 Barrels Of Oil A Day Into Gulf Of Mexico

    Empty beach chairs rest on the sand as oil washes ashore in Orange Beach, Alabama, U.S., on Saturday, June 19, 2010. The BP Plc oil spill, which began when the leased Transocean Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded on April 20, is gushing as much as 60,000 barrels of oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico, the government said. Photographer: Kari Goodnough/Bloomberg
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  45. ACS SA Construction Service Offices And Construction Sites
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    ACS SA Construction Service Offices And Construction Sites

    Workers pass by a construction site operated by Dragados SA, a unit of Spain's largest builder Actividades de Construccion y Servicios SA (ACS), is seen near Puerta de Atocha railway station in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. Actividades de Construccion y Servicios SA is expected to present documentation related to its takeover bid for Hochtief AG to Germany's stock market regulator BaFin this week, Europa Press reported on its website. Photographer: Denis Doyle/Bloomberg
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  46. Auto Scheme Car Recycling
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    Auto Scheme Car Recycling

    An employee passes a pile of damaged cars at Allo Casse Auto's car demolition site in Athis Mons, France, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010. French consumer spending declined in January after President Nicolas Sarkozy pared back a program to stoke new car sales, reducing household demand. Photographer: Fabrice Dimier/Bloomberg
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  47. The Irish Economy Retail And Housing
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    The Irish Economy Retail And Housing

    A closing down sale is advertised in the windows of a jewellery store in Dublin, Ireland, on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010. Ireland is accelerating efforts to cut its budget deficit as European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet swings behind the country's drive to avert a European Union-led bailout. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg
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  48. Greek Civil Servants Protest At Cuts
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    Greek Civil Servants Protest At Cuts

    A protestor gestures during a demonstration in front of the Greek Parliament building in Athens, Greece, on Wednesday, May 5, 2010. Stocks fell around the globe, erasing the 2010 gain for the MSCI World Index, and the euro weakened to a 12-month low on concern Greece's bailout may have to be extended to other indebted nations. Photographer: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg
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  49. Strikes By Country's Largest Public Sector Union Amidst Debt Crisis
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    Strikes By Country's Largest Public Sector Union Amidst Debt Crisis

    A pedestrian passes a wall covered in graffiti next to the Eurobank in Athens, Greece, on Tuesday, March 16, 2010. Europe's blueprint for a financial lifeline to Greece amounts to an unprecedented bet by finance ministers that they can avert a euro crisis by sidestepping the no-bailout rules intended to sustain the 11-year-old currency. Photographer: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg
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  50. Credit Suisse Ahead Of Earnings
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    Credit Suisse Ahead Of Earnings

    A tram passes the Credit Suisse Group AG headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, on Monday, Oct. 18, 2010. Credit Suisse Group AG, Switzerland�s second-biggest bank, may report a 63 percent drop in quarterly profit on lower earnings at the investment bank and a charge on own debt. Photographer: Gianlucca Colla/Bloomberg
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  51. ECB Rate Announcement
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    ECB Rate Announcement

    A euro sign sculpture stands in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Germany, on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. The euro-region economy is showing signs of weakening after expanding at the fastest pace in four years in the second quarter. Photographer: Hannelore Foerster/Bloomberg
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  52. Bank Of England Rate Decision
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    Bank Of England Rate Decision

    A London bus passes the Bank of England in London, U.K., on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010. Bank of England Governor Mervyn King is getting pushed back toward the printing presses as central banks in the U.S. and Japan turn their focus on more bond purchases to defend the global recovery. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg
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  53. Forbidden City
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    Forbidden City

    A tower on the north-west corner of the Forbidden City is seen at night in Beijing, China, on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010. The Forbidden City covers an area of 178 acres in central Beijing. Photographer: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg
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  54. Kenyan Wheat During Harvest
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    Kenyan Wheat During Harvest

    Acacia trees stand in a field of wheat in the Rift Valley near Narok, Kenya, on Thursday, July 8, 2010. Three years of inadequate rainfall in Kenya triggered the country's worst drought in more than a decade, resulting in the introduction of scheduled water-rationing from May last year. Photographer: Trevor Snapp/Bloomberg
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  55. Spain's Economy Struggles To Recover
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    Spain's Economy Struggles To Recover

    A pedestrian carrying an umbrella crosses the Gran Via in Madrid, Spain, on Friday, March 5, 2010. European stocks were little changed after the biggest weekly gain since July as a rally by retailers offset a decline among health-care companies. Photographer: Denis Doyle/Bloomberg
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  56. Aerial Views Of Grounded British Airways Jets
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    Aerial Views Of Grounded British Airways Jets

    British Airways aircraft sit on the ground in this aerial view of Heathrow Airport in London, U.K., on Monday, March 29, 2010. British Airways Plc's cabin-crew union said it's no closer to returning to negotiations with management on the third day of a four-day strike by 12,000 workers over pay and staffing levels. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg
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  57. Launching Of A High-Speed Line Between Shanghai And Hangzhou
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    Launching Of A High-Speed Line Between Shanghai And Hangzhou

    A police officer walks past a new high-speed inter-city train that connects Shanghai and Hangzhou in Shanghai, China on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. The Shanghai-Hangzhou high-speed railway started operating today, shortening the travel time from 1.5 hours to 45 minutes. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg
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  58. Ships Under Repair At A&P Group Ltd
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    Ships Under Repair At A&P Group Ltd

    A cruise ship sits in a dry dock at the A&P Falmouth shipyard operated by A&P Group Ltd. in Falmouth, U.K., on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010. U. K. manufacturing rose more than economists forecast in August as Bank of England policy makers debate whether they need to boost stimulus to sustain the recovery. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg
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  59. Airbus China Factory Visit
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    Airbus China Factory Visit

    A technician works on the final assembly line at Airbus SAS's A320 plant in Tianjin, China, on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010. Airbus SAS is in talks with Chinese authorities and companies for an order for 150 planes worth $16 billion at catalogue prices, French daily La Tribune reported, citing unidentified people. Photographer: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg
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  60. Mexican Army Incinerates Over 130 Tons Of Seized Marijuana
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    Mexican Army Incinerates Over 130 Tons Of Seized Marijuana

    Bundles of seized marijuana are incinerated at a military base in Tijuana, Mexico, on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010. Authorities carried out the biggest marijuana bust in Mexico's history this week when approximately 134 tons of marijuana headed for the U.S. were confiscated by soldiers and police. Mexico has impounded more than 7,400 tons of marijuana this year as part of President Felipe Calderon's fight against drug cartels. Photographer: David Maung/Bloomberg
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  61. Deepwater Horizon Joint Investigation Hearing
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    Deepwater Horizon Joint Investigation Hearing

    Attorney Philip Hilder, covers the microphone as he confers with his client Brett Cocales, drilling engineer for BP Plc, during the Deepwater Horizon joint investigation hearings conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010. Cocales said said John Guide, the well team leader for BP "has accountability" for the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico. Photographer: Pat Sullivan/Pool via Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Brett Cocales; Philip Hilder
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  62. Production At An ArcelorMittal Steel Plant
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    Production At An ArcelorMittal Steel Plant

    An employee monitors the blast furnace at the ArcelorMittal Ostrava steel plant in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010. ArcelorMittal Ostrava AS, the Czech unit of the world's largest steelmaker, had a "satisfactory" fourth quarter after customers began replenishing stock and demand for steel rebounded. Photographer: Vladimir Weiss/Bloomberg
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  63. BP Oil Spill Gushing Up To 60,000 Barrels Of Oil A Day Into Gulf Of Mexico
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    BP Oil Spill Gushing Up To 60,000 Barrels Of Oil A Day Into Gulf Of Mexico

    Oil floats in the Gulf of Mexico near Orange Beach, Alabama, U.S., on Friday, June 18, 2010. The BP Plc oil spill, which began when the leased Transocean Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded on April 20, is gushing as much as 60,000 barrels of oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico, the government said. Photographer: Kari Goodnough/Bloomberg
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  64. BP Oil Spill Gushing Up To 60,000 Barrels Of Oil A Day Into Gulf Of Mexico
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    BP Oil Spill Gushing Up To 60,000 Barrels Of Oil A Day Into Gulf Of Mexico

    Smoke billows from controlled oil burns near the site of the BP Plc Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, U.S., on Saturday, June 19, 2010. The BP Plc oil spill, which began when the leased Transocean Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded on April 20, is gushing as much as 60,000 barrels of oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico, the government said. Photographer: Derick E. Hingle/Bloomberg
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  65. Completed Boeing 787 Front Fuselage Section Loaded At Spirit AeroSystems
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    Completed Boeing 787 Front Fuselage Section Loaded At Spirit AeroSystems

    The forward fuselage section of a Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner jet is transported to a waiting Boeing Dreamlifter at Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. in Wichita, Kansas, U.S., on Wednesday, March 10, 2010. Boeing Co., the target of four machinist strikes in two decades, may find the road to labor peace starts in Kansas, where a Spirit AeroSystems and the union are working on a contract they say may set an industry blueprint. Photographer: Randy Tobias/Bloomberg
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  66. Soybean Harvest Feature
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    Soybean Harvest Feature

    Combines harvest soybeans in this aerial photo taken at the Delta farm in Correntina, Brazil, on Thursday, April 1, 2010. Combined soybean crops this year in Brazil and Argentina, the two biggest exporters after the U.S., will jump 35 percent, boosting global stockpiles 44 percent to the second-highest amount ever before the U.S. harvest begins, the Department of Agriculture estimates. Photographer: Paulo Fridman/Bloomberg
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  67. Brazil Plans To Triple Capacity To Generate Wind Power
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    Brazil Plans To Triple Capacity To Generate Wind Power

    Horses run under windmills manufactured by Wobben Windpower, a subsidiary of Enercom GmbH, at the 25.6 megawatt (MW) Beberibe Wind Farm owned by Tractebel Energia SA, the Brazilian unit of GDF Suez SA, in Beberibe, Brazil, on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. Brazil plans to triple its capacity to generate wind power, harnessing the trade winds which blow westward over the Atlantic Ocean to northern Brazil, to spin turbines more cheaply than almost anywhere else. Photographer: Adriano Machado/Bloomberg
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  68. Australian Agricultural Activity
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    Australian Agricultural Activity

    A wheat crop nears maturity, near Pyramid Hill, a town in the north of Victoria state, Australia, on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010. World inventories of wheat may decline to 173.53 million metric tons before the 2011 harvest, according to the average estimate of 17 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg News. Photographer: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg
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  69. Tea Is Harvested In China
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    Tea Is Harvested In China

    Worker Xiong Xinzhi picks tea leaves in the early morning at the Xiaomu Gang tea plantation in Simao County, Yunnan province, China, on Monday, April 19, 2010. Abnormal weather this year has caused "extreme difficulties" to agricultural production, the State Council said in a statement yesterday after the market closed. Photographer: Ariana Lindquist/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Xiong Xinzhi
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  70. Visit To Centennial Coal Co.'s Myuna Operations
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    Visit To Centennial Coal Co.'s Myuna Operations

    Miners arrive back at the surface after finishing their shift at Centennial Coal Co.'s Myuna mine in Myuna, Australia, on Monday, Aug. 2, 2010. Banpu Pcl, Thailand's biggest coal producer, agreed to buy the rest of Centennial Coal Co. for A$2 billion ($1.7 billion) in the nation's biggest overseas takeover to secure supplies as prices climb. Photographer: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg
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  71. The Fourth Day Of The World Economic Forum In Davos
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    The Fourth Day Of The World Economic Forum In Davos

    Lawrence "Larry" Summers, director of the U.S. National Economic Council, stretches during a panel discussion on the global economic outlook on day four of the 2010 World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010. The organizing theme for this year's meeting is "Improve the State of the World: Rethink, Redesign, Rebuild." Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Lawrence Summers
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  72. World Business Forum
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    World Business Forum

    Jack Welch, former chief executive officer of General Electric Co., speaks at the World Business Forum in New York, U.S., Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. Welch said, "This White House in this administration has not been friendly to business." Photographer: Craig Ruttle/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Jack Welch
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  73. Highlight Coverage Of Australia's General Election
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    Highlight Coverage Of Australia's General Election

    Julia Gillard, Australia's prime minister, addresses party faithfuls after an undecided result during the Australian Federal election in Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010. Gillard said the outcome of Australia's election won't be known for days after voters split their support between her Labor Party and Tony Abbott's Liberal-National coalition in the tightest national ballot in almost five decades. Photographer: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Julia Gillard
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  74. Uganda's Stock Exchange
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    Uganda's Stock Exchange

    A trader rings the closing bell at the Uganda Securities Exchange in Kampala, Uganda, on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010. The value of transactions on the Uganda Securities Exchange fell 78 percent last year because of a decline in stock prices as a result of the global financial crisis, the bourse said. Photographer: Trevor Snapp/Bloomberg
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  75. Facebook Executives Reveal New Features For Popular Social Networking Site
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    Facebook Executives Reveal New Features For Popular Social Networking Site

    People pass a scribble board wall at the headquarters of Facebook Inc. in Palo Alto, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. Facebook Inc. unveiled a service that makes it easier for users to share their whereabouts with other people, making a deeper push into a fast-growing market pioneered by Foursquare Labs Inc. Photographer: Noah Berger/Bloomberg
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  76. Stocks And Euro Jump on Rescue Plan
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    Stocks And Euro Jump on Rescue Plan

    A trader speaks on the telephone while on the floor of the London Metal Exchange in London, U.K., on Monday, May 10, 2010. The euro rallied and stocks climbed around the world, sending the MSCI World Index up the most in 13 months, and Greek bonds soared after European policy makers unveiled a $960 billion loan plan to end the region's sovereign-debt crisis. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg
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  77. ECB President Jean Claude-Trichet Speaks At The European American Press Club
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    ECB President Jean Claude-Trichet Speaks At The European American Press Club

    Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), pauses during a news conference at the European American Press Club in Paris, France, on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010. Trichet is keeping the onus on governments to fix the debt crisis as the European Central Bank buys bonds to win politicians time to ax deficits. Photographer: Fabrice Dimier/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Jean-Claude Trichet
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  78. ANZ Bank Gets Approval To Incorporate China Business
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    ANZ Bank Gets Approval To Incorporate China Business

    Gilles Plante, chief executive officer of Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd.'s (ANZ) northeast Asia, Europe and American operations, attends a news conference in Shanghai, China, on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. ANZ Bank, Australia's third-largest lender by market value, said it got approval from China's banking regulator to become locally incorporated in the country. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Gilles Plante
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  79. GM CEO Whitacre Welcomes 3,000 Blue Cross Workers To Renaissance Center
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    GM CEO Whitacre Welcomes 3,000 Blue Cross Workers To Renaissance Center

    Ed Whitacre, chairman and chief executive officer of General Motors Co., speaks in front of the Renaissance Center, home of General Motors Co.'s global headquarters, in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., on Thursday, July 29, 2010. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan announced they will move about 3,000 employees from a facility in Southfield, Michigan, to the Renaissance Center starting in 2011. Photographer: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Ed Whitacre
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  80. Ellison Takes Stand At U.S. Trial Over SAP Downloads
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    Ellison Takes Stand At U.S. Trial Over SAP Downloads

    Larry Ellison, chief executive officer of Oracle Corp., arrives at federal court to testify in a copyright infringement case in Oakland, California, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 8, 2010. Oracle Corp. would have difficulty paying its employees if it gave away software for free, Ellison testified in U.S. court during the company's trial with SAP AG over illegal downloads. Photographer: Kim White/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Larry Ellison
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  81. EDF U.K. Power Station And Electricity Lines
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    EDF U.K. Power Station And Electricity Lines

    Electricity power lines stand in the countryside near to the Sizewell nuclear power plant operated by British Energy Group Plc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Electricite de France SA (EDF) in Sizewell, near Leiston, U.K., on Monday, July 19, 2010. Electricite de France SA, Europe's biggest power producer, was offered more than 5 billion pounds ($7.7 billion) for its U.K. distribution network, a person with knowledge of the matter said. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg
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  82. Nestle Press Conference
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    Nestle Press Conference

    The Rolex Learning Center at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, site of the Nestle SA Health Science news conference, stands in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. Nestle SA, the world's largest food company, said it's setting up a unit to develop personalized nutrition products to treat or prevent diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's. Photographer: Charles Ellena/Bloomberg
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  83. General Motors Gives Tour Of World's Largest Automotive Wind Tunnel
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    General Motors Gives Tour Of World's Largest Automotive Wind Tunnel

    Members of the media take a tour of the wind tunnel at General Motors Co.'s (GM) Aerodynamics Laboratory in Warren, Michigan, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010. The wind tunnel, the largest ever constructed for automotive use, features a 4,500-horsepower motor and 43-foot fan that can create wind speeds in excess of 130 miles per hour. Photographer: Jeffrey Sauger/Bloomberg
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  84. Inside Philips Healthcare Facility
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    Inside Philips Healthcare Facility

    Dave Lemmens, an engineer, works on the body coil of an MRI scanner at the Philips Healthcare production facility in Best, Netherlands, on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010. Royal Philips Electronics NV, whose healthcare and lighting units compete with General Electric Co. and Siemens AG, said in July it was �confident� of exceeding adjusted earnings before interest, taxes and amortization as a percentage of sales of 10 percent in 2010. Photographer: Jock Fistick/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Dave Lemmens
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  85. Telefonica Rises on European Growth
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    Telefonica Rises on European Growth

    Luis Salfredo, a Telefonica SA employee exits a manhole while repairing telephone lines in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, May 13, 2010. Telefonica SA, Europe's second-largest phone company, said first-quarter profit advanced 2 percent, boosted by its European operations outside Spain. Photographer: Denis Doyle/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Luis Salfredo
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  86. Arms Production At Zastava Arms
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    Arms Production At Zastava Arms

    An employee rests next to partly completed weapons on the production line at the Zastava Arms factory, in Kragujevac, Serbia, on Tuesday, June 22, 2010. Zastava Arms produces the M21 rifle which has already been sold to Macedonia, and international forces deployed in Iraq. Photographer: Oliver Bunic/Bloomberg
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  87. Quid Emerges From YouNoodle, Delves Into Data On Private Firms
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    Quid Emerges From YouNoodle, Delves Into Data On Private Firms

    Bob Goodson, co-founder of Quid Inc., stands for a photo in front of an innovation graph showing the connections and clustering of data points about companies researched by Quid in San Francisco, California, on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010. With financing from Peter Thiel's Founders Fund, Quid is taking data it has compiled on thousands of private companies and the venture capitalists behind them, and selling it to clients. The idea is to pinpoint where innovation is happening, what trends are emerging, and who is funding them. Photographer: Ryan Anson/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Bob Goodson
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  88. Shanghai's Roadways And Skyline Are Lit Up At Night
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    Shanghai's Roadways And Skyline Are Lit Up At Night

    A bicyclist rides past a highway overpass lit up at night in Shanghai, China, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010. China's electricity usage in January may increase more than 30 percent, a record for year-on-year growth, the China Securities Journal reported today, citing an unidentified official at China State Grid Corp. Photographer: Kevin Lee/Bloomberg
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  89. Inside The Temelin Nuclear Power Plant
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    Inside The Temelin Nuclear Power Plant

    The CEZ AS nuclear power plant operates in Temelin, Czech Republic, on Thursday, June 17, 2010. CEZ AS, the Czech Republic's largest power producer, is demanding the right to select its own fuel suppliers during talks with three bidders to expand its Temelin nuclear power plant. Photographer: Vladimir Weiss/Bloomberg
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  90. Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting
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    Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting

    Warren Buffett, chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway, eats a Dairy Queen vanilla orange ice-cream bar as he tours the exhibition floor prior to the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S., on Saturday, May 1, 2010. Buffett, the Wall Street critic who invested $5 billion in Goldman Sachs Group Inc., said he supports the bank's Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein '100 percent' after the firm was sued by regulators for fraud. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Warren Buffett
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  91. President Obama Remarks On Wall Street Reform
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    President Obama Remarks On Wall Street Reform

    Lloyd C. Blankfein, chairman and chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., center, walks with Gary D. Cohn, Goldman's president and chief operating officer, prior to a speech by U.S. President Barack Obama about financial reform at Cooper Union in New York, U.S., on Thursday, April 22, 2010. Obama will say today that the U.S. risks dooming itself to a repeat of the economic crisis unless tougher financial industry regulations are enacted by Congress. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Gary D. Cohn; Lloyd C. Blankfein
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  92. Central Japan Railway's Bullet Train Travels Past Mount Fu
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    Central Japan Railway's Bullet Train Travels Past Mount Fu

    Chinese milk vetch flowers bloom as Central Japan Railway Co.'s 700 series Shinkansen bullet train travels past Mount Fuji at sunset in Fuji City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, on Friday, April 30, 2010. The Japanese government in April arranged for the state-owned Japan Bank for International Cooperation to lend money to U.S. projects to build high-speed links. Central Japan Railway, the operator of Japan's busiest bullet train line, has said that it is interested in bidding for projects in Florida and California. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg
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  93. JFK Runway Construction
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    JFK Runway Construction

    An American Airlines aircraft, left, and two JetBlue aircraft, right, taxi on a runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), in New York, U.S., on Monday, March 15, 2010. Passengers at JFK will have fewer travel choices when the summer season begins as air carriers curb flights while runway 13R-31L, which handles half of all departures at the airport, is rebuilt. Flight pullbacks among the 70 airlines serving Kennedy will amount to a 19 percent reduction from their typical levels. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
  94. EU Debt
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    EU Debt

    Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank, makes a face at photographers as he arrives for an emergency meeting of European Union (EU) finance ministers in Brussels, Belgium, on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. European governments threw debt-strapped Ireland an 85 billion-euro ($113 billion) lifeline and scaled back proposals to saddle bondholders with losses in future budget crises, seeking to reverse the market selloff menacing the euro. Photographer: Jock Fistick/Bloomberg
  95. BP Well Authority
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    BP Well Authority

    Kent Wells, senior vice president for BP Plc, testifies during the Deepwater Horizon joint investigation hearings conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. Wells , who joined the Gulf of Mexico oil-spill response two days after it began four months ago, said he doesn't know who was in charge aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig when it exploded in April. Photographer: David J. Phillip/Pool via Bloomberg
  96. North Korea
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    North Korea

    Kim Jong Il, leader of North Korea, left, looks towards his son Kim Jong Un, during a military parade commemorating the 65th anniversary of founding of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. North Korean heir apparent Kim Jong Un stood at his father's right side as they reviewed troops, tanks and missiles in a Pyongyang military parade. Photographer: Dieter Depypere/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Kim Jong Il; Kim Jong Un
  97. Mexico Drugs Economy
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    Mexico Drugs Economy

    Guns customized with gold, silver, and other precious stones that were seized from drug smugglers sit on display at the Mexican Secretary of National Defense (SEDENA) headquarters building in Mexico City, Mexico, on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010. Violence related to drug trafficking has spiked and is shaving 1.2 percentage points off the economy annually according to Finance Minister Ernesto Cordero. More than 90 percent of weapons used in violent crimes in Mexico are brought in illegally from the U.S., according to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Photographer: Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg
  98. Manhattan Office Vacancy
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    Manhattan Office Vacancy

    Boats travel around the tip of the financial district of Manhattan in this aerial photograph taken over New York, U.S., on Wednesday, July 7, 2010. Manhattan's office vacancy rate dropped for the first time in three years in the second quarter as almost 7 million square feet of leases were signed, brokerage Cushman & Wakefield Inc. said. The falling vacancy in New York, the country's biggest and costliest office market, contrasted with the national vacancy rate of 17.4 percent, the highest level in 17 years. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg