People wearing traditional dresses wave national flags as they attend an opening ceremony of a new gas processing plant at Bagtyarlyk gas field in eastern Turkmenistan May 7, 2014. China cemented its ... more 
People wearing traditional dresses wave national flags as they attend an opening ceremony of a new gas processing plant at Bagtyarlyk gas field in eastern Turkmenistan May 7, 2014. China cemented its position as the top importer of Turkmen gas, ahead of Russia, at a ceremony on Wednesday to open a new plant at a major field, attended by the Turkmen president seated on a lavishly gilt throne. The desert nation sits on the world's fourth-largest reserves of natural gas and rising exports to China have powered its economic growth to annual rates of over 10 percent. The newly opened processing plant at the Bagtyarlyk field feeds a major pipeline to China. REUTERS/Marat Gurt (TURKMENISTAN - Tags: ENERGY POLITICS) less 
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Wed, May 7, 2014 8:21 AM EDT