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Apec leaders meet in shadow of US shutdown

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Asia-Pacific leaders opened an annual economic summit on Monday in the shadow of global growth clouds that are darkening by the day as the United States struggles to shake off policy paralysis. 

(L to R) Tony Abbott, Xi Jinping, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, President Truong Tan Sang and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in Nusa Dua, Bali on October 7, 2013

The US government shutdown has stopped President Barack Obama from attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

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