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What can we learn from this photo of Sir Richard Branson? Perhaps that the economic downturn is worse for some than for others. The image, by Stephane Gautronneau, appears in the March 18 issue of Paris Match. The girl  hitching the rise is model Denni Parkinson. The shoot took place off Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands. Did I mention that it’s Branson’s own private island?–David Schonauer.