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People walk past an inner-city branch of Australia's largest lender... News PhotoAustralia,Branch,City,Description,Finance,First Half - Sport,Horizontal,Large,Making Money,New South Wales,People,Percentage Sign,Sydney,WalkingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPPeople walk past an inner-city branch of Australia's largest lender Commonwealth Bank which posted a one percent rise in first-half net profit to Aus$3.66 billion (US$3.77 billion) despite subdued market conditions, in Sydney on February 13, 2013. The bank's result for the six months to December 31 was up from $3.62 billion in the same period the previous year. Its cash profit, a measure often preferred by financial institutions, rose six percent to Aus$3,78 billion, slightly above analyst expectaions. AFP PHOTO/William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)