In Pictures: Advanced tech conflict, China's rare earth stranglehold

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A worker at the Jinyuan Company's smelting workshop watches over pots containing the rare earth metal lanthanum before he pours it into a mold near the town of Damao, located in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The near monopoly China has in producing 97% of the world's supply of rare earths has been a nagging issue among industrial users for years.

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