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How much do you know about Azerbaijan?

By Eoghan Macguire, for CNN
November 16, 2011 -- Updated 0708 GMT (1508 HKT)

Editor's note: All this week CNN International is bringing you in-depth coverage of the country on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Read and watch reports online and watch the half-hour show from Saturday, November 19.

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