Bloomberg's Best Photos 2012: The Year in Politics

By Bloomberg Photos - 2012-12-18T15:41:43Z

Photograph by Patrick Hamilton/Bloomberg

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Julia Gillard

Julia Gillard, Australia's prime minister, attends the Prime Minister's Economic Forum 2012 in Brisbane, Australia, on June 13, 2012. Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens said the strength of the nation's currency benefits consumers and probably will be sustained as mining investment intensifies, forcing businesses to change to survive.