In pictures: the 2012 Mobile World Congress

It's February in Barcelona, Spain and that means it's time for the annual Mobile World Congress, the largest trade show of its kind, featuring the latest and greatest in mobile tech.

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    One attendee shows off his artistic side on a new phone Samsung Galaxy Note.
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    Nokia CEO Stephen Elop looks to revive the company's eroding relevance.
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    Nokia has unveiled two new handsets at the event.
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    Asus Chairman Jonney Shih shows off the new Asus Padfone.
    AP/Emilio Morenatti
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    The Nokia PureView 808 smartphone, a new phone from the Finnish company that boasts a staggering, 41-megapixel digital camera.
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    One woman tests out one of Nokia's new devices.
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    One participant stands under a huge poster for China-based Huawei.
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    Participants were allowed to test out and endless array of state-of-the-art mobile devices.
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    Workers of Telefonica protest against the cuts of their jobs at the annual event.
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    A view of the Mobile World Congress.
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    The trade show is held in beautiful Barcelona, Spain.
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    Feb. 27, 2012: Men walk past a stand with binary digits representing digital information during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
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    Feb. 27, 2012: A visitor checks a new Nokia mobile phone at the Mobile World Congress.
    AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti
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    Feb. 27, 2012: Nokia's new Lumia 900 is displayed after a news conference during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
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