July 9 Photo Brief: Hillary Clinton visits Mongolia and a $19,994 microbubble underwater treadmill for pets

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton kicks off an Asian tour aimed at promoting democracy in Mongolia, a microbubble underwater treadmill for pets priced at $19,994 debuts at the Taipei Pet Show and more in today’s daily brief.

Mexican leftist refuses to accept election result
Lizbeth Diaz
11:40 a.m. EDT, July 9, 2012

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The runner-up in Mexico’s presidential election rejected the final results of the contest on Monday and said he had evidence that about 5 million votes had been bought by opponents.

Sunday’s official tally said leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who led six weeks of protests when he lost the 2006 presidential election, finished second with 31.59 percent of the vote. That left him about 3.3 million votes behind winner Enrique Pena Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) with 38.21 percent.

International election observers said the July 1 vote had been clean but prior to polling day Lopez Obrador had accused Pena Nieto and the PRI of vote buying, raising the prospect of a legal dispute over the outcome that could last for weeks.

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