FILE - In this Monday, July 13, 2009 file photo, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev and his wife Mehriban Aliyeva talk with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his wife Sarah Brown outside Brown's ... more 
FILE - In this Monday, July 13, 2009 file photo, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev and his wife Mehriban Aliyeva talk with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his wife Sarah Brown outside Brown's official residence at 10 Downing Street, in central London, following their meeting. Oil-rich Azerbaijan is booming and the wealth is trickling down to its poorest people. It all means that its president doesn’t even need to clamp down too hard to ensure he extends a decades-long dynastic rule in elections on Wednesday Oct. 9, 2013. Aliyev’s glamorous wife Mehriban, who sits in parliament and heads a charity, has helped his popularity. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Lefteris Pitarakis, File
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