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Every year since 1971, political, academic and corporate leaders from across the globe gather in the Alps to talk about critical issues facing the year ahead.

This year saw more than 2,500 leaders attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, from presidents and CEOs, to internationally-acclaimed musicians Pharrell Williams and Will.i.Am.

Here are a handful of some of the most memorable quotes from this year's 2015 World Economic Forum.

Written by Catherine Boyle

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