FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 file photo, a 118.28-carat white diamond is displayed by a model at a press preview at Sotheby's auction house in Hong Kong. The white diamond the size of a

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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 file photo, a 118.28-carat white diamond is displayed by a model at a press preview at Sotheby's auction house in Hong Kong. The white diamond the size of a small egg has sold for $27.3 million dollars at a Hong Kong auction. A phone bidder bought the rock from Africa at the Monday night, Oct. 7 sale. The price edged out the previous price record for a white diamond of $26.7 million set at Christie's in Geneva in May. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File) less 

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