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Christie's first mainland China auction

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Christie's held its first independent auction in mainland China Thursday with artworks including Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol, marking its full-fledged entry into a market considered a key growth engine for global art sales. 

Auctioneer Jin Ling takes bids at a Christie's auction in Shanghai, on September 26, 2013.

Hundreds of people attended the auction as more than 40 items -- from Western masterworks and Asian contemporary art to jewellery, watches and wine -- went under the hammer to fetch 153 million yuan ($25 million).

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