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A new hotel, being built by the Qatari Diar company as part of its investment in Egypt, stands near Kornish El Nile in Cairo September in this December 30, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Files
Cruise liner Queen Elizabeth 2, owned by a subsidiary of DP Dubai World, is seen at Port Rashid in Dubai in this March 22, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Jumana ElHeloueh/Files
A man walks at a plant of Ivory Coast power company Ciprel in Abidjan in this June 12, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon/Files
A woman walks past a branch of South Africa's biggest retail bank, Absa, in Cape Town, in this December 6, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/Files
A Djibouti policeman stands guard during the opening ceremony of Dubai-based port operator DP World's Doraleh container terminal in Djibouti port in this February 7, 2009 file photo . REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah/Files
A man walks past a DP World sign in Dubai in this March 23, 2010 file photo . REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah/Files
A man walks in front of a plant of Ivory Coast power company Ciprel in Abidjan in this June 12, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon/Files
Farm workers stand in a field at a farm in Klippoortie, east of Johannesburg in this November 21, 2012 file photo . REUTERS /Siphiwe Sibeko/Files
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The “Elephant Race” kicks off in Nepal, where the mammals take part in a beauty contest and play an exhibition soccer match among other sports.