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FILE -  In this Sept. 20, 2007 file photo, an Indian worker carries a Vodafone sign to erect it on a street lamp post in Mumbai, India. Vodafone said Thursday, March 31, 2011 it it paying $5 billion cash to buy out the Essar Group's stake in their Indian joint venture. The buyout of Essar's 33 percent stake has been long expected and brings to an end what by many accounts has been an increasingly sour relationship between the partners. (AP Photo/Gautam Singh, File)
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2007 file photo, an Indian worker carries a Vodafone sign to erect it on a street lamp post in Mumbai, India. Vodafone said Thursday, March 31, 2011 it it paying $5 billion cash to buy out the Essar Group's stake in their Indian joint venture. The buyout of Essar's 33 percent stake has been long expected and brings to an end what by many accounts has been an increasingly sour relationship between the partners. (AP Photo/Gautam Singh, File)

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