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Lightning flashes over Strip casinos as a thunderstorm passes through the Las Vegas Valley in Las Vegas, Nevada October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Lightning flashes over Strip casinos as a thunderstorm passes through the Las Vegas Valley in Las Vegas, Nevada October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

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Tourists watch a whirlwind from the beach in Turkey's Mediterranean coastal city of Antalya, Turkey October 19, 2006. TURKEY OUT REUTERS/Anatolian

Tourists watch a whirlwind from the beach in Turkey's Mediterranean coastal city of Antalya, Turkey October 19, 2006. TURKEY OUT REUTERS/Anatolian

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Parked cars are covered in snow in Bucharest January 3, 2008. REUTERS/Mihai Barbu

Parked cars are covered in snow in Bucharest January 3, 2008. REUTERS/Mihai Barbu

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Fog covers the hills in the historical city centre of Perugia December 3, 2009. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Fog covers the hills in the historical city centre of Perugia December 3, 2009. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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A swimmer dives into lake Leman on a hot summer's day in Lutry August 15, 2009. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

A swimmer dives into lake Leman on a hot summer's day in Lutry August 15, 2009. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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A man flies his model airplane on a autumn evening at dusk in Dornbirn some 20 kms (13 miles) from lake Constance, Turkey November 14, 2006. REUTERS/Miro Kuzmanovic

A man flies his model airplane on a autumn evening at dusk in Dornbirn some 20 kms (13 miles) from lake Constance, Turkey November 14, 2006. REUTERS/Miro Kuzmanovic

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Waves crash against a lighthouse at Newhaven on the Sussex coast in southern England November 14, 2009. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Waves crash against a lighthouse at Newhaven on the Sussex coast in southern England November 14, 2009. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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Mike Maddocks (R) and Alvin Champagne, managers for the Days Inn in Morgan City, Louisiana, brace against the wind gusts as they check their 140-room hotel for damage as Hurricane Gustav makes landfall September 1, 2008. REUTERS/Mark Wallheiser

Mike Maddocks (R) and Alvin Champagne, managers for the Days Inn in Morgan City, Louisiana, brace against the wind gusts as they check their 140-room hotel for damage as Hurricane Gustav makes landfall September 1, 2008. REUTERS/Mark Wallheiser

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Private First Class Brandon Voris, 19, of Lebanon, Ohio, from the First Battalion Eighth Marines Alpha Company stands in the middle of his camp as a sandstorm hits his remote outpost near Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, October 28, 2010. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Private First Class Brandon Voris, 19, of Lebanon, Ohio, from the First Battalion Eighth Marines Alpha Company stands in the middle of his camp as a sandstorm hits his remote outpost near Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, October 28, 2010. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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Bees land on a sunflower at a field in Lochhausen near Munich, Germany July 11, 2009. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Bees land on a sunflower at a field in Lochhausen near Munich, Germany July 11, 2009. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

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The Port of Los Angeles is seen through raindrops as a major storm hits Los Angeles, California, October 6, 2010. Picture has been rotated 180 degrees. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The Port of Los Angeles is seen through raindrops as a major storm hits Los Angeles, California, October 6, 2010. Picture has been rotated 180 degrees. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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A woman looks on as strong winds from Hurricane Karl hit Veracruz September 17, 2010. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

A woman looks on as strong winds from Hurricane Karl hit Veracruz September 17, 2010. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

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A man sunbathes on rocks at a beach in Melbourne January 31, 2009. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

A man sunbathes on rocks at a beach in Melbourne January 31, 2009. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

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Traffic moves on Havana's seafront boulevard "El Malecon" as waves break November 12, 2009. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

Traffic moves on Havana's seafront boulevard "El Malecon" as waves break November 12, 2009. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

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People attend an arts and music festival during a thunderstorm near the village Bardino, 226 km (140 miles) southwest of Moscow, June 14, 2008. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

People attend an arts and music festival during a thunderstorm near the village Bardino, 226 km (140 miles) southwest of Moscow, June 14, 2008. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

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Frost clings to horse hair caught on barbed wire in Quorn, central England, December 7, 2010. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Frost clings to horse hair caught on barbed wire in Quorn, central England, December 7, 2010. REUTERS/Darren Staples

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A woman drinks a bottle of water while watching sunset at the top of Table Mountain outside Cape Town March 2, 2010. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A woman drinks a bottle of water while watching sunset at the top of Table Mountain outside Cape Town March 2, 2010. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

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Snow falls on the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Old City February 19, 2008. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Snow falls on the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Old City February 19, 2008. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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Paramilitary policemen patrol as waves crash against dikes at Dongtou, an island off the coast of Zhejiang province September 18, 2007, when Typhoon Wipha approached. REUTERS/China Daily

Paramilitary policemen patrol as waves crash against dikes at Dongtou, an island off the coast of Zhejiang province September 18, 2007, when Typhoon Wipha approached. REUTERS/China Daily

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People enjoy the sun during a sunny autumn day in a park in Bern October 29, 2009. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer

People enjoy the sun during a sunny autumn day in a park in Bern October 29, 2009. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer

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Rain falls on the clay court at the Estoril Tennis Open, which was suspended due to bad weather, in Lisbon May 9, 2009. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro

Rain falls on the clay court at the Estoril Tennis Open, which was suspended due to bad weather, in Lisbon May 9, 2009. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro

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Boys cool down in a public fountain in Berlin July 16, 2007. Weather forecast predicts a peak of 36 degrees Celsius (96,8 degrees Fahrenheit) for the next days. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Boys cool down in a public fountain in Berlin July 16, 2007. Weather forecast predicts a peak of 36 degrees Celsius (96,8 degrees Fahrenheit) for the next days. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

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A man stands on a hill during sunset in Vina del Mar city ,about 75 miles (120 km) northwest of Santiago, Chile August 11, 2007. REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez

A man stands on a hill during sunset in Vina del Mar city ,about 75 miles (120 km) northwest of Santiago, Chile August 11, 2007. REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez

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A resident rides a bicycle with an umbrella during a snowy day in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei province January 16, 2007. REUTERS/Stringer

A resident rides a bicycle with an umbrella during a snowy day in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei province January 16, 2007. REUTERS/Stringer

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A mother swings her young son as they visit the cherry blossoms along the tidal basin in Washington April 2, 2007. REUTERS/Jason Reed

A mother swings her young son as they visit the cherry blossoms along the tidal basin in Washington April 2, 2007. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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