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Behind the scenes with CNET at Mobile World Congress 2015 (pictures)

See what our editors have been up to during the world's biggest smartphone show.

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The inimitable Scott Stein poses for a selfie with the LifeBeam Smart Hat.

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Rich Trenholm is the very picture of moderation, moderating this panel on wearables and the Internet of Things.

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At the CNET stage, Marc Ganley wrangles the camera to get a First Look at an all-new smartphone, as I ensure that my reporter's notepad stays out of shot.

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Sharon Profis is led through the perfect brushing regimen suited to her tooth care goals whilst being entertained by photos and news items provided by the accompanying app.

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Scott Stein and Jessica Dolcourt wrangle a place in line for Samsung's press conference. They're mere moments away from getting a look at the all-new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

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Marc, Gabriel and Celso get a group shot ahead of Samsung's Unpacked event.

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Jessica keeps Roger entertained during the long wait in line.

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CNET in place for Samsung's main event, failing to muster an appropriate sense of gravitas.

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An eerie calm descends as the Samsung live blog kicks off.

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Meanwhile, Senior Writer Stephen Shankland is packed and ready for the 5-day hike to the other end of the conference centre. This show he's been bringing you loads of fascinating coverage of the emergence of 5G networks.

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Jessica Dolcourt manages a cheery smile, despite an overflowing email inbox.

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Marc Ganley and Lynn La, unfazed by the challenge of providing of up-to-the-minute, multimedia tech news coverage.

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Here I am toying around with a prototype of the Runcible, a smartphone that looks like a pocket watch.

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CNET's Jessica Dolcourt and Nic Henry cook up another informative video. Always happy to play the renegade, Nic has opted not to monitor audio levels through his headphones for this particular shot.

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Laura Martinez and Sally Neiman pause to pose for this photo in the CNET room.

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Scott Stein is clearly annoyed that we've showed up late. Either that, or he's demonstrating a brand-new smartwatch.

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Ace producer Sally Neiman cuts video together back in CNET's bespoke working area.

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Your intrepid reporter and caption-writer demonstrates the correct way to dismount a travelator, or a moving sidewalk for our US readers.

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Jessica Dolcourt and Roger Cheng get to grips with a super-accurate fingerprint sensor.

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Aloysius Low sports a cheeky grin as he writes up more engrossing tech news.

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Master of video Celso Bulgatti. Editing software bends to his whim.

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News guru Roger Cheng goes mad with power, taking control of a real-life excavator from 2,500 kilometres away, using a VR headset.

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Tara and Sharon find time for a caffeine break. Though two coffees each seems a little excessive, frankly.

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Senior Editor Rich Trenholm is looking a little wired after 6 days of smartphones.

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The show closes at 4 p.m. today and a celebration is in order. Cheers all around to CNET's globally sourced team of reporters, editors and photo and video creators!

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