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Torque acting on current loops

Problem

An electric motor contains current loops placed between magnets. This arrangement produces rotation when a current passes through the loops.
A loop is at rest between two magnets. A current then passes through the loop, as shown below.
Find the direction in which the loop turns when the current starts flowing.
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