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Increase in Silver Demand by Photography Industry

Washington—The use of silver by the photographic industry worldwide is projected to increase 10 percent over the next five years for photographic applications ranging from amateur snapshots to medical X-rays and motion pictures, according to a new report published in the Silver Institute's Silver News.

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