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An illustrative picture backlit using a snoot on a flashgun and taken... News PhotoBack Lit,Finance,Greater London,Horizontal,London - England,Typescript,UKPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPAn illustrative picture backlit using a snoot on a flashgun and taken in London on February 25, 2013 shows a British 20 pound bank note. Moody's stripped Britain of its triple-A debt rating after markets closed on February 22, 2013, saying government debt was still mounting and that growth was too weak to reverse the trend before 2016 -- heaping more pressure on the pound. After hitting a fresh low-point on February 22, the pound recovered in trading in London to reach 1.5143 USD on February 25, compared with 1.5162 USD on February 22. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)