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Ayutthaya disqualified for World Expo 2020

Ayutthaya, Thailand has been dismissed as a candidate to host the World Expo 2020, reducing the number of contenders to four, according to reports.

Vying for the hosting rights are four cities - Ekaterinburg, Russia; Dubai, the United Arab Emirates; Izmir, Turkey; and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The Bureau of International Expositions (BIE) on Tuesday reportedly disqualified Thailand, amid concerns that the bid did not have sufficient support from the government.

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