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In pictures: World's largest aluminum producer

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A worker operates a mixer of fused aluminum at the foundry shop of the Rusal Krasnoyarsk aluminum smelter in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk Aug. 14, 2012. The smelter produces about 1 million tons of aluminum a year and accounts for 3 per cent of global output.

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People enter a Moscow office of Russia's United Company RUSAL Plc in this March 19, 2012 file photograph. The world's top aluminum producer posted a 72-per-cent drop in quarterly profit on Monday on weak prices.

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Smoke rises above the Rusal Achinsk aluminum plant in the town of Achinsk, about 180 kilometres west of Krasnoyarsk, in this July 2, 2012 file photograph. RUSAL said Monday it expected to cut up to 150,000 tonnes of aluminum capacity by the end of this year.

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The Rusal Krasnoyarsk aluminum smelter in Krasnoyarsk is one of the largest smelters in the world,.

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A worker operates an electrolysis furnace, which produces aluminum from raw materials, at the Krasnoyarsk smelter.

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A worker casts pure aluminum ingots at the Krasnoyarsk smelter Aug. 14, 2012. The smelter accounts for 25 per cent of Russia’s aluminum production.

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Workers store finished aluminum ingots at the Krasnoyarsk smelter.

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An employee passes 12-metre-long aluminum ingots at the Krasnoyarsk smelter.

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Workers mix aluminum with other metals to make alloy ingots at the Krasnoyarsk smelter.

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A worker operates an electrolysis furnace,.

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Workers store ingots for shipping.

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Aluminum ingots wait for shipping at the Krasnoyarsk smelter.

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