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SAO PAULO, Sept 24 (Reuters) - The Brazilian real pared losses on Thursday after central bank chief Alexandre Tombini cited the currency's recent decline as a contributing factor in short-term inflation.
The real had fallen over 2.4 percent earlier in the session to 4.248 per dollar before reducing losses to 4.18 per dollar. (Reporting by Asher Levine and Walter Brandimarte; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)