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MPK20 – The Facebook headquarters everyone wants to work in

Facebook's new Menlo Park headquarters is where Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a townhall session with CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Here's a closer look at the Menlo Park headquarters

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