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IN PIX: Meet the high-spenders at the UNGA

Last updated on: September 22, 2011 07:39 IST

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World leaders, including Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Argentina President Cristina Fernandez and Moroccan Foreign Minister Taieb Fassi Fihri, have been on a spending spree in New York ahead of this week's United Nations General Assembly.

According to the New York Post, Rwandan President Kagame is staying in the $16,000 dollars-per-night presidential suite at the Mandarin Oriental despite his average annual income of $1,150.

The hotel's website says that Kagame's rooms have panoramic views of Central Park, the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline.

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Image: The Mandarin Oriental in New York (inset) Rwandan President Paul Kagame
Photographs: Reuters
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The newspaper also reported that Argentina President Christina Fernandez de Kirchner went out shopping and bought 20 pairs of Louboutins at $5,500 a pair.

 

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Image: Argentina President Christina Fernandez de Kirchner (inset) a pair of Louboutin shoes
Photographs: Reuters
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Moroccan Foreign Minister Fihri was dining at Harry Cipriani, as were dignitaries from Nigeria. The Saudi leaders are at The Plaza, and a group of them headed to the hotel's Warren-Tricomi salon on Tuesday for grooming.

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Image: The Plaza Hotel at New York

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UN General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser and other Qatari royals visited suitmaker Domenico Vacca, where Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani dropped six figures.


Image: A Domenico Vacca creation

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