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In this file photo taken Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, Malala Yousafzai speaks about her fight for girls' education on the International Day of the Girl at the World Bank in Washington. Teenage activist Malala Yousafzai has jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize for her "heroic struggle" for girls' rights to education, it is announced Friday Oct. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

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INSIDE JOB: The World Bank, which usually has to defend itself from demonstrators outside during its annual meetings, got an unexpected revolt Tuesday when staff members gathered in the lobby to protest hefty bonuses for top managers and aggressive cost-cutting elsewhere.

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The clash at the World Bank has gone public in recent days with a series of employee rallies — held in the bank's headquarters lobby just blocks from the White House — thrusting the institution into turmoil ahead of annual meetings starting Friday. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The World Bank headquarters at 1818 H Street in Northwest, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, October 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The World Bank headquarters at 1818 H Street in Northwest, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, October 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The World Bank headquarters at 1818 H Street in Northwest, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, October 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The World Bank headquarters at 1818 H Street in Northwest, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, October 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The World Bank headquarters at 1818 H Street in Northwest, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, October 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The World Bank headquarters at 1818 H Street in Northwest, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, October 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The World Bank headquarters at 1818 H Street in Northwest, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, October 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The World Bank headquarters at 1818 H Street in Northwest, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, October 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks on "The Challenges Facing the Global Economy" ahead of the 2014 IMF/World Bank Annual meetings, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at Georgetown University in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)