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Officials pose for photos near U.S. and Chinese national flags in a meeting room before the opening session of the 24th China-U.S. Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.

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Officials pose for photos near US and Chinese national flags in a meeting room before the opening session of the 24th China-US Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in BeijingRead more

 

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault ...French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault (R) waits for the arrival of his Italian counterpart prior to their meeting on October 25, 2013 at the Hotel Matignon in Paris.    AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIKPATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2ndR) i...German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2ndR) is greeted by French President Francois Hollande prior to their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of a EU summit on October 24, 2013. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, reportedly the target of US snooping on her mobile phone, said on October 24 that such conduct between friends was unacceptable.  AFP PHOTO / POOL / Michel EulerMICHEL EULER/AFP/Getty Images

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German chancellor Angela Merkel is greeted by French president François Hollande prior to their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of an EU summit in Brussels Read more

APEC 2013 summit in Indonesia...epa03900660 US Secretary of State John Kerry, welcomed by Indonesian beauties, gestures while arriving with Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) for a group photo at Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit  in Nusa Dua , Bali, Indonesia, 07 October 2013  EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV

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US secretary of state John Kerry acknowledges the welcome of his Indonesian hosts as he arrives for a group photo at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia Read more

Over 400 hot-air balloons take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France in an attempt to set a world record for collective taking-off during the event "Lorraine Mondial air ballons", an international hot-air balloon meeting.

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Over 400 hot-air balloons took off in Chambley-Bussières, eastern France, on Wednesday in an attempt to set a world record for collective take-off.