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PARIS, Nov 23 (Reuters) - The Japanese city of Osaka will host the 2025 World Expo, after beating Yekaterinburg in Russia and Baku in Azerbaijan in a vote to host the fair.
Members of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in Paris held a ballot on Friday after representatives from the three candidate cities made final presentations of their proposals earlier in the day.
The World Expo events, which cost millions of dollars/euros to prepare and last up to six months, can help shine a spotlight on host cities, drawing visitors from home and abroad.
Writing by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Editing by Kirsten Donovan