G-20 fears US sharp fiscal tightening - Article Photos 1/5

Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, speaks during a news conference at a meeting of Group of 20 finance ministers and central bank governors in Mexico City, Monday, Nov. 5 2012. Finance officials from the world's largest economies on Monday called on countries to reject protectionism and currency manipulation despite a raft of economic problems that include the U.S. deficit. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)