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A seagull sits on a jetty as a boat approaches to dock at the Sydney... News PhotoApproaching,Australia,Economy,Finance,Harbor,Horizontal,Jetty,Nautical Vessel,New South Wales,Seagull,Sitting,SydneyPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA seagull sits on a jetty as a boat approaches to dock at the Sydney harbour on April 3, 2013. Australia was the only advanced economy to dodge recession during the global financial crisis due to strong resources export ties to China. It expanded 0.6 percent in the three months to December from the previous quarter despite a slowdown in commodity prices, capping 21 continuous calendar years of growth in Australia, described by Treasurer Wayne Swan as an enviable and unmatched record. AFP PHOTO / Saeed Khan (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)