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In 2010 the following countries will be reviewed: Croatia, Armenia, Albania, China, Malawi, Chinese Taipei, The Gambia, Honduras, United States of America, Benin, Burkina Faso and Mali, Sri Lanka, Belize, Papua New Guinea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Hong Kong, China..

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