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A Song Contest Stirs Up Human Rights Issues

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Eurovision host Azerbaijan isn't scoring very well in the human rights competition in this cartoon by Scotland's Frank Boyle (Cartoon: Frank Boyle, Edinburgh Evening News, Scotland)

Today's Geo Quiz takes us to an oil-rich city on the Caspian Sea where 42 countries are competing to win a song contest.

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This glittering capital city is known for its oil riches.

But the event is also shining a spotlight on the poor human rights record of this former Soviet state.

Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, is the answer to the Geo Quiz.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Paddy O'Connell who is in Baku.