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WATCH: Xi, Trudeau, other leaders in barong Tagalog for gala

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MANILA, Philippines —  Leaders of economies under the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation arrive with their spouses for the welcoming dinner hosted by President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday night.

The leaders, clad in bespoke barong Tagalog designed by Filipino artist Paul Cabral, pose for a photograph with Aquino and his sister Maria Elena Aquino-Cruz.

LIVE COVERAGE: APEC 2015 meetings in Manila

Asia-Pacific leaders like China's Xi Jinping, Canada's Justin Trudeau, the US' Barack Obama, Australia's Malcolm Turnbull, South Korea's Park Gyeun Hye and Mexico's Enrique Peña Nieto don Paul Cabral-designed barong Tagalog shirts at the APEC welcoming dinner in Manila on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. Video courtesy of RTVM

Leaders from 21 countries and self-governing territories are gathering in Manila for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. The meeting's official agenda is focused on trade, business and economic issues but terrorism, South China Sea disputes and climate change are also set to be in focus. — with AP

ASIA PACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION ASIA-PACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION BARACK OBAMA ENRIQUE PE JUSTIN TRUDEAU MALCOLM TURNBULL MARIA ELENA AQUINO-CRUZ PARK GYEUN HYE AND MEXICO PAUL CABRAL PRESIDENT BENIGNO AQUINO QUOT
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