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  Judges, rear, and Nigerian plaintiffs, front, wait for the start of a court case of Nigerian farmers against Shell in The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday Oct. 11, 2012. Nigerian farmers are suing Shell in a Dutch court, asking judges to order the oil multinational to clean up environmental damage the farmers say is caused by leaking pipes. Thursday's case in The Hague Civil Court is a legal landmark in the Netherlands as it marks the first time a Dutch company has been sued for alleged environmental mismanagement caused by an overseas subsidiary. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)