Powerful Pipes and Pipelines Can Eurovision Burnish Azerbaijan's Image?

Azerbaijan, the largest country in the Caucasus region, won the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf, Germany, on Saturday night. The next event in 2012 will bring an often forgotten country, which has seen its fortunes rise in recent years due to its plentiful natural resources, into the spotlight -- as well as its human rights blemishes and democratic deficiencies.  
Azerbaijan's Ell and Nikki sing their song "Running Scared" at the Eurovision final.

Azerbaijan's Ell and Nikki sing their song "Running Scared" at the Eurovision final.

Foto: Frank Augstein/ AP
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