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World's tallest building opens in Dubai

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Dubai has celebrated the opening of the world's tallest building with a spectacular firework display.

The Burj Dubai stands at more than 800m high, and has taken six years to complete.

Dubai hopes the new tower will help revitalise its economy which has been hit by a severe debt crisis.

Ben Thompson reports.

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