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

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Rare earth materials are used in many applications for their magnetic and other distinctive properties and include 17 elements with names such as lanthanum, lutetium, neodymium, yttrium and scandium. Here, a bastnaesite mineral containing rare earth from the United States is pictured next to cellphones, which use the minerals during manufacturing.

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

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