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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde listens to a question during a media availability, during the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings at IMF headquarters Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 in Washington. World finance officials ending their meetings in Washington are worried by the possibility of an unprecedented U.S. debt default while the shaky global economy already is besieged by other threats. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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