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A man struggles to walk in the slanting rain in front of an electronic stock board in Tokyo Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Asian stock markets mostly rose Wednesday, boosted by more evidence the U.S. economic recovery is gaining traction. Japan's Nikkei 225 index in Tokyo jumped 1.7 percent to 12,207.46 as a fall in the yen enticed investors back into export shares. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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