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Apple's iTunes Store in 56 more countries

Apple has announced the launch of its iTunes Store in 56 additional countries.

Apple said Russia, Turkey, India, and South Africa; along with 52 other countries now had access to the iTunes Store, which featured local music from thousands of independent labels and international music from all the major labels.

“The iTunes Store features local artists including Elka in Russia, Sezen Aksu in Turkey, AR Rahman in India, and Zahara in South Africa, international artists including The Beatles, Taylor Swift and Coldplay, and world-renowned classical musicians including Lang Lang, Yo Yo Ma and Yuja Wang,” the company said in a statement.

The iTunes Store was now available in 119 countries, and was the best way for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac and PC users to legally purchase and download music online, Apple said.

Apple said iTunes Match, a service that stores music in iCloud, was also available for purchase in the new countries added.

Movies available for rent or purchase from the iTunes Store were available now in Russia, Turkey, India and Indonesia, and would only be available in select additional countries, the company said.

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