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October 12, 2008 in Nation/World
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Associated Press Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, center, listens as President Bush, not pictured, makes a statement in the Rose Garden. Pictured from left to right: Italy’s central bank governor Mario Draghi; Eurogroup’s Chairman Jean-Claude Juncker; Japan’s Finance Minister Shoichi Nakagawa; Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; Paulson; France Finance Minister Christine Lagarde; Canada Finance Minister James M. Flaherty, Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Alastair Darling; and Italy Finance Minister Giulio Tremonti.

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President Bush (with Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, left, and French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde): “All of us recognize that this is a serious global crisis.”