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A food vendor stands next to a red banner marking the 2013 new year... News PhotoBanner - Sign,Downtown District,Economy,Finance,Food,Hanoi,New,Red,Vendor,Vertical,VietnamPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPA food vendor stands next to a red banner marking the 2013 new year in downtown Hanoi on December 28, 2012. Vietnam's economic growth slowed to the weakest pace in 13 years in 2012, according to published official statistics, piling more pressure on the country's rulers. Gross domestic product grew by 5.03 percent this year while inflation slowed to 6.8 percent in December year-on year from 7.08 percent in November. AFP PHOTO/HOANG DINH Nam (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)