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Shanghai World Expo (minus) Kuwait photos


192 nations registered for the Expo (three countries that had already confirmed their participation needed to withdraw because of internal problems: Burkina Faso, Bhutan and Kuwait).There are 186 independent countries, recognized by the UN (the host country, China, included); two non UN-recognized nations: Chinese Taipei and Palestine; two associated states of New Zealand: Cook Islands and Niue, and the two Chinese SAR: Hong Kong and Macau.

By Naji Moujaes