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World’s most spectacular stock exchanges

Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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Every trading day, the world's stock exchanges are a frenzy of activity as brokers and traders frantically buy or sell to make a profit before the closing bell sounds.

As the Global Financial Market Forum in Abu Dhabi gets underway, CNBC takes a look inside some of the world's most spectacular stock exchanges.

Written by Alexandra Gibbs, special to

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