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Hollywood counts down to The Oscars

In Los Angeles excitement is building in the run up to this year's Oscars ceremony which takes place on Sunday night.

The producers are hoping that the telecast - which is seen in more than 200 countries - will bring in a large audience.

As Tom Brook reports from Los Angeles, improving the TV ratings of the awards show is quite a challenge.

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