China's rapid expansion has been fueled in part by massive construction projects, like this one in Beijing, shown last year. But many economists say the Chinese economic model is unlikely to produce the same explosive growth in the coming years and needs to be revamped. Lintao Zhang/Getty Images hide caption

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In this handout image provided by Disney, Star Wars creator George Lucas has a playful lightsaber duel with Jedi Mickey Mouse at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Aug. 14, 2010. Disney announced Tuesday that it was buying Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion. Getty Images hide caption

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A truck drives through a flooded street caused by Hurricane Sandy in New York City's Financial District on Tuesday. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Oregon State University food science and technology students mix a batch of havarti cheese in a cheesemaking class. Lynn Ketchum/OSU hide caption

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The floor of the New York Stock Exchange was empty of traders Monday, as New York's financial district braced for the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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