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Azerbaijan's Eurovision preparations continue amid protests

24 May 2012 Last updated at 19:29 BST

Organisers at the 57th Eurovision Song Contest in Azerbaijan are gearing up for the annual feast of glitz, patriotic ballads and controversial voting.

However, human rights campaigners have been using the run up to the Eurovision final to stage further protests against the country's poor human rights record.

Steve Rosenberg reports from Baku.