1. First Day

    Christine Lagarde Starts at IMF

    This handout photo provided by the IMF shows new International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde escorted to her office at IMF Headquarters by First Deputy Managing Director John Lipsky on her first day holding office, Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at the International Monetary Fund in Washington. (AP Photo/Michael Spilotro, IMF)

    Michael Spilotro, IMF / AP Photos

    Christine Lagarde has officially started her new job as head of the International Monetary Fund. Taking control in the wake of Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s resignation, she is the first female managing director since the organization was created in 1944. Although her selection means that a European will continue to run the IMF, Lagarde has said that her goal will be to make sure the IMF “continues to serve its entire membership.”

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