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A Chinese Long March-3B carrier rocket blasts off with Bolivia's... News PhotoBolivia,China - East Asia,Exploding,Science and Technology,Sichuan Province,Technology,Telecommunications Equipment,Vertical,XichangPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA Chinese Long March-3B carrier rocket blasts off with Bolivia's first telecommunications satellite on December 21, 2013 from the Xichang satellite launch centre in China's southwestern Sichuan province. The satellite, which is expected to be operational in March 2014, has cost USD300 million (220 million euros) and has been 85 percent financed by a loan from the Chinese Development Bank. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)