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In pictures: Scenes from Mongolia

The resource-heavy central Asian nation is in the spotlight as parliamentary election exposes corruption allegations.

Shanghai summit: Geopolitics or self-interest

If there is a symbol of the intent of the 'Shanghai Co-operation', it's in the photo-op of Russian president Vladimir Putin shaking hands with his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao on the red carpet in the Great Hall of the People. Putin's attendance at the summit in Beijing comes just weeks a

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