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Yukio Hatoyama, leader of the Democratic Party of Japan, exits a conference room at party headquarters in Tokyo, Aug. 31, 2009. After its landslide election win, the DPJ has begun talks on forming a new government and faces the daunting challenge of reviving the country's struggling economy. Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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