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Equatorial Guinea seeks to shake off 'oil curse' image

Women and children sit by the roadside in Musola February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Pascal Fletcher

Women and children sit by the roadside in Musola February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Pascal Fletcher

Women and children sit by the roadside in Musola February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Pascal Fletcher
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A construction worker carries timber at a housing project being built in an old cocoa-producing community just outside Equatorial Guinea's capital Malabo February 5, 2014. REUTERS/Pascal Fletcher

A construction worker carries timber at a housing project being built in an old cocoa-producing community just outside Equatorial Guinea's capital Malabo February 5, 2014. REUTERS/Pascal Fletcher

A construction worker carries timber at a housing project being built in an old cocoa-producing community just outside Equatorial Guinea's capital Malabo February 5, 2014. REUTERS/Pascal Fletcher
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A general view of the world's first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) pipe rack suspension bridge in Punta Europa February 5, 2014. REUTERS/Pascal Fletcher

A general view of the world's first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) pipe rack suspension bridge in Punta Europa February 5, 2014. REUTERS/Pascal Fletcher

A general view of the world's first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) pipe rack suspension bridge in Punta Europa February 5, 2014. REUTERS/Pascal Fletcher
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Employees drive past Africa's largest methanol plant at Punta Europa, Bioko island February 5, 2014. REUTERS/Pascal Fletcher

Employees drive past Africa's largest methanol plant at Punta Europa, Bioko island February 5, 2014. REUTERS/Pascal Fletcher

Employees drive past Africa's largest methanol plant at Punta Europa, Bioko island February 5, 2014. REUTERS/Pascal Fletcher
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