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Justin Trudeau has left the building.

Canada's new prime minister departed Thursday from the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit in Manila, closing his first act on the international stage -- trailed by a squealing mob of young Filipino journalists and volunteers and questions about whether any of it might be good for his broader foreign policy goals.

Dozens deep, the group shrieked and wailed as they followed Trudeau out of the summit's international media centre in a cocoon of adulation. Television cameras, microphones, a sea of cellphone cameras and some stone-faced RCMP protection officers rounded it out.

For the man at the centre of...

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