In pictures: Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting

Former US president takes to the stage with Obama
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Former US president Bill Clinton and current president Barack Obama wave on stage during the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting New York City. Timed to coincide with the United Nations General Assembly, CGI brings together heads of state, CEOs, philanthropists and others to help find solutions to the world's major problems. (Getty Images)
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Former US secretary of state Hilary Clinton also spoke at the CGI meeting. (Getty Images)
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Bill Gates, chairman and founder of Microsoft Corp., speaks during the CGI meeting. Timed to coincide with the United Nations General Assembly, CGI brings together heads of state, CEOs, philanthropists and others to help find solutions to the world's major problems. (Getty Images)
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Geeta Rao Gupta, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF during the CGI meeting. (Getty Images)
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Muhtar Kent, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola Company, also spoke at the event. (Getty Images)
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Lead singer of U2, Bono, and COO of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg, took part in a panel discussion at the CGI meeting. (Getty Images)
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Founder and chairman of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Mo Ibrahim, speaks with Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, during a panel discussion at the CGI meeting. (Getty Images)