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In pictures: 2018 edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos

US President Donald Trump will attend the event shortly after marking the one-year anniversary of his inauguration.

In pictures: 2018 edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos
A sign of the World Economic Forum (WEF) is seen during the 2018 annual meeting in Davos, eastern Switzerland.
In pictures: 2018 edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos
Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Klaus Schwab arrives on stage on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2018 annual meeting in Davos, eastern Switzerland.
In pictures: 2018 edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he delivers a speech at the opening day the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2018 annual meeting in Davos, eastern Switzerland.
In pictures: 2018 edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos
(From L) The Co-Chairs of the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde and Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg, IBM Chairperson and CEO Ginni Rometty, Founder and Chair of Mann Deshi Foundation Chetna Sinha, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) Director-General Fabiola Gianotti, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) General Secretary Sharan Burrow and ENGIE CEO Isabelle Kocher attend a session of the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, eastern Switzerland.
In pictures: 2018 edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos
Britain's International Trade Secretary Liam Fox gestures during the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, eastern Switzerland.
In pictures: 2018 edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (L) shakes hands with World Economic Forum (WEF) President Borge Brende after delivering a speech during the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, eastern Switzerland.
In pictures: 2018 edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos
General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Sharan Burrow (L) gestures next to ENGIE CEO Isabelle Kocher during a session of the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, eastern Switzerland.
In pictures: 2018 edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos
(From L) Nasdaq CEO and President Adena Friedman, Blackstone Chairman and CEO Stephen Schwarzman, Fox Business Network Anchor Maria Bartiromo, Bank of America Chaiman and CEO Brian Moynihan, Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam and Deutsche Post DHL CEO Frank Appel attend a session on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2018 annual meeting in Davos, eastern Switzerland.
In pictures: 2018 edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos
Swiss President Alain Berset delivers a speech at the opening day the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2018 annual meeting in Davos, eastern Switzerland.
In pictures: 2018 edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa (2ndL) is surrounded by participants on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2018 annual meeting in Davos, eastern Switzerland.
In pictures: 2018 edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos
Swiss armed security personnel stand guard on the rooftop of a hotel, next to letters covered in snow reading 'Davos', near the Congress Centre on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2018 annual summit in Davos, eastern Switzerland. After spectacular snowfall that stranded high-flying delegates on their way to Davos, the World Economic Forum starts in earnest on January 23 basking in robust global growth but facing warnings that the world's have-nots are missing out more than ever.
In pictures: 2018 edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos
A participant snaps a picture with his mobile phone next to artwork by US artist Mike Stilkey made with disused books in the Congress Centre during the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, eastern Switzerland.
In pictures: 2018 edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos
People walk through the resort town of Davos as snow falls ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2018 annual meeting in Davos, eastern Switzerland.
In pictures: 2018 edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos
A man guards the entrance of the Google Cloud booth of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2018 annual meeting in Davos, eastern Switzerland.
In pictures: 2018 edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos
A person passes a sign for the Open Forum Davos of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2018 annual meeting in Davos, eastern Switzerland.
In pictures: 2018 edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos
Staff members walk under snowfall next to the Congress Centre ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2018 annual meeting in Davos, eastern Switzerland.