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Preparations for the Geneva Motor Show 2013: Photos

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Photographer: Valentin Flauraud/Bloomberg

A man adjusts the protective cover on a Volkswagen Beetle automobile ahead of the opening day.

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A man adjusts the protective cover on a Volkswagen Beetle automobile ahead of the opening day. Close

A man adjusts the protective cover on a Volkswagen Beetle automobile ahead of the opening day.

Photographer: Valentin Flauraud/Bloomberg

Two Smart compact automobiles, produced by Daimler AG, are seen on the company's stand ahead of the opening day of the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva. Close

Two Smart compact automobiles, produced by Daimler AG, are seen on the company's stand ahead of the opening day of... Read More

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Mercedes-Benz automobiles, center, produced by Daimler AG, sit covered on the company's stand in an exhibition hall ahead of the opening day of the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva. Close

Mercedes-Benz automobiles, center, produced by Daimler AG, sit covered on the company's stand in an exhibition hall... Read More

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A cleaner polishes an Audi automobile, produced by Audi AG, as it sits on the company's stand ahead of the opening day of the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva. Close

A cleaner polishes an Audi automobile, produced by Audi AG, as it sits on the company's stand ahead of the opening... Read More

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An electric charging cable is seen on a Renault Zoe automobile ahead of the show's opening day. Close

An electric charging cable is seen on a Renault Zoe automobile ahead of the show's opening day.

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Workers position a Mercedes Benz automobile onto the display area. Close

Workers position a Mercedes Benz automobile onto the display area.

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A protective cover is seen on a Peugeot 208 GTI automobile. Close

A protective cover is seen on a Peugeot 208 GTI automobile.

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A man paints the Pirelli tire logo on the Pirelli & C.SpA stand ahead of the show opening. Close

A man paints the Pirelli tire logo on the Pirelli & C.SpA stand ahead of the show opening.

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A cleaner dusts a Mercedes Benz automobile display stand. Close

A cleaner dusts a Mercedes Benz automobile display stand.

The 83rd Geneva International Motor Show will showcase the latest models from the auto industries leading manufacturers at the Palexpo exhibition centre this week in Switzerland.

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