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You may not be quite sure what it does, but in Sydney right now APEC is impossible to ignore. For its sake guards patrol the Harbour Bridge, dummy motorcades race through the streets, zoo animals are being moved to an island in the harbor so VIP wives can view them in peace, and a 3-m-high wall is going up around the Opera House. Even Sydneysiders who've missed the preparations know that the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum Leaders' Week, which runs from Sept. 2-9, will be giving them a public holiday. It's the biggest event the country has held since...

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