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On Friday, April 5, a 590-foot-long yacht called Azzam took the coveted spot as the world’s largest – to the chagrin of Roman Abramovich. From a private plane with a spiral staircase to a restaurant that seats more than 6,000 customers, here are more things that can obnoxiously boast of being «the world’s largest», writes The Daily Beast.


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