1 of 41: Vendors prepare steamed buns for sale at a food market in Beijing, China, Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. China's inflation rate retreated from a three-year high in August as food price increases moderated, suggesting Beijing may be able to hold off on further monetary tightening as it copes with a slowing global economy. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan) (AP Photo/ Alexander F. Yuan)

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