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04/24/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Obama, Rudd Talks Focus On Economic Crisis

US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd reaffirmed the close Australia-US alliance during a 70-minute meeting at the White House on Tuesday.

The two leaders discussed the war in Afghanistan but spent the bulk of the meeting discussing the global financial crisis, ahead of the G20 summit of the world's leading economies in London on April 2.

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