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Japan's ruling bloc wins upper house elections
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, exchanges smiles with Secretary General Shigeru Ishiba of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party during ballot counting for the upper house elections at the party headquarters in Tokyo Sunday, July 21, 2013. Japanese broadcasters projected that Abe's ruling coalition won a majority of seats in the upper house of parliament in elections, giving it control of both chambers for the first time in six years. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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