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  • A city of northeast China southwest of Beijing. It is a coal-mining and steel-manufacturing center. Population: 1,900,000.

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  • n. A prefecture-level city in northern China; capital of Shanxi Province.

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  • n. a branch of the Tai languages
  • n. an ancient city in northeastern China noted for coal mining and steel production

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  • TAIYUAN -- The 2009 Women's Wrestling World Cup will be held from March 19 to 22 in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province of China.

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  • Reuters REFLECTING: A worker jumped over a puddle near a residential construction site in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, China, Tuesday.

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  • and third-tier cities such as Taiyuan, Shenyang and Dalian.

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  • Zhan Yan/Xinhua/Zuma Press A cook made Yuan Xiao, traditional food served for the Lantern Festival, made from glutinous rice flour and sweet stuffing, at a shop in Taiyuan, north China's Shanxi province.

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  • China Daily/Reuters Ni Linmei, right, stood on a chair as her neighbors combed her hair in Taiyuan, China's Shanxi province.

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  • Doris Kwan , a Hong Kong consultant, bought a pink-diamond necklace in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, in China.

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  • AFP/Getty Images Visitors looked at a group of portraits of politicians on display at the Jin Businessmen Collection exhibition in Taiyuan, northern China's Shanxin province, on Wednesday.

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  • Zuma Press BOOTLEG BOOTY: A worker dealt with counterfeit DVDs during a campaign against piracy in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China.

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  • ChinaFotoPress/Zumapress.com Candidates entered a test center for the National Civil Service Exam on Sunday in Taiyuan, Shanxi province of China.

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  • In Shanghai, railway part builders were higher on hopes of government funding to improve railway infrastructure, with Taiyuan Heavy Industry up 7.0% and Jiangxi Axle 4.2% higher.

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