China's President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday in Davos, Switzerland. The global elite have begun a week of earnest debate and Alpine partying in the Swiss ski resort, in a week bookended by two presidential speeches of historic import — Xi's remarks and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural address. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Switzerland and Singapore lead the way in economic competitiveness, according to a global index that finds notable improvements in India and Panama. World Economic Forum hide caption

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Rwandan women attend a memorial service for genocide victims in April. After years of political turmoil, women in the country are narrowing the economic and political gap with men. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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Switzerland has mobilized as many as 5,000 soldiers to secure the areas surrounding the alpine village of Davos during the WEF's annual meeting. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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