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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (center) is welcomed by an unidentified Saudi official (left) as Saudi Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdel-Aziz (right) looks on before their meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Saudi Press Agency)
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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (center) is welcomed by an unidentified Saudi official (left) as Saudi Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdel-Aziz (right) looks on before their meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Saudi Press Agency)

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