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Dubai chosen to host 2020 world expo

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By GREG KELLER
Associated Press

PARIS (AP) - Dubai will host the 2020 World Expo, becoming the first Middle Eastern city to organize the event in its more than 150-year history.

The Gulf emirate bested competing bids from Izmir, Turkey, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Yekaterinburg, Russia after three rounds of voting by delegates of the 168-nation Bureau International des Expositions in Paris.

Dubai authorities expect the Expo 2020 will generate $23 billion between 2015 and 2021, and estimate it will cost$8.4 billion to organize.

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