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BUSINESS AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Tables)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2012
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Activity in allowance for doubtful accounts
Activity in the allowance for doubtful accounts was as follows (in millions):
Year Ended December 31,
2012

 
2011

 
2010

Balance at beginning of year
$
83

 
$
48

 
$
55

Net charges to costs and expenses
5

 
56

 
21

Write-offs
(19
)
 
(12
)
 
(18
)
Other1
(16
)
 
(9
)
 
(10
)
Balance at end of year
$
53

 
$
83

 
$
48

1 
Other includes acquisitions, divestitures, foreign currency translation and the impact of transferring the assets of our consolidated Philippine and Brazilian bottling operations to assets held for sale.