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Contractor Chris Siller pushes a wheelbarrow full of sand to fill in a lawn damaged by superstorm Sandy two months after the storm caused extensive damage in the Queens borough region of Belle Harbor, New York, December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Contractor Chris Siller pushes a wheelbarrow full of sand to fill in a lawn damaged by superstorm Sandy two months after the storm caused extensive damage in the Queens borough region of Belle Harbor, New York, December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Iraqi Sunni Muslims wave the old Iraqi national flag during an anti-government demonstration in Falluja, 50 km (30 miles) west of Baghdad, December 28, 2012. Tens of thousands of protesters from Iraq's Sunni Muslim minority poured onto the streets after Friday prayers in a show of force against Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, keeping up a week-old blockade of a highway. Around 60,000 people blocked the main road through the...more

Iraqi Sunni Muslims wave the old Iraqi national flag during an anti-government demonstration in Falluja, 50 km (30 miles) west of Baghdad, December 28, 2012. Tens of thousands of protesters from Iraq's Sunni Muslim minority poured onto the streets after Friday prayers in a show of force against Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, keeping up a week-old blockade of a highway. Around 60,000 people blocked the main road through the city of Falluja, setting fire to the Iranian flag and shouting "out, out Iran! Baghdad stays free" and "Maliki you coward, don't take your advice from Iran". Many Sunnis, whose community dominated Iraq until the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003, accuse Maliki of refusing to share power and of favouring Shi'ite, non-Arab neighbour Iran. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

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A family walks past a damaged mosque and tank at Azaz city, north Aleppo December 28, 2012. Russia invited the leader of Syria's opposition on Friday to visit for the first time, but the opposition swiftly dismissed a renewed call by Moscow for talks with President Bashar al-Assad's government to end the 21-month civil war. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A family walks past a damaged mosque and tank at Azaz city, north Aleppo December 28, 2012. Russia invited the leader of Syria's opposition on Friday to visit for the first time, but the opposition swiftly dismissed a renewed call by Moscow for talks with President Bashar al-Assad's government to end the 21-month civil war. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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Russia's players celebrate defeating Team USA in their preliminary round game during the 2013 IIHF U20 World Junior Hockey Championship in Ufa, December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Russia's players celebrate defeating Team USA in their preliminary round game during the 2013 IIHF U20 World Junior Hockey Championship in Ufa, December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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Workers sweep the floor in front of the final stock price index after the ceremonial closing event of the 2012 stock market during a photo opportunity for the media at the Korea Exchange (KRX) in Seoul December 28, 2012. South Korean shares finished the year higher on Friday boosted by heavyweight Samsung Electronics in a thin trading session despite the unresolved U.S. fiscal negotiations and the slide of automakers. The Korea...more

Workers sweep the floor in front of the final stock price index after the ceremonial closing event of the 2012 stock market during a photo opportunity for the media at the Korea Exchange (KRX) in Seoul December 28, 2012. South Korean shares finished the year higher on Friday boosted by heavyweight Samsung Electronics in a thin trading session despite the unresolved U.S. fiscal negotiations and the slide of automakers. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 0.5 percent to close at 1,997.05 points, a one-week high. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

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A mahout climbs his elephant as he heads towards the Chitwan National Park at Sauraha in Chitwan, about 170 km (106 miles) south of Kathmandu, December 28, 2012. Elephants and mahouts from Chitwan will participate in the Elephant Race event, that began on Wednesday and ends on Friday, where elephants will play in an exhibition soccer match and various other sports and activities. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A mahout climbs his elephant as he heads towards the Chitwan National Park at Sauraha in Chitwan, about 170 km (106 miles) south of Kathmandu, December 28, 2012. Elephants and mahouts from Chitwan will participate in the Elephant Race event, that began on Wednesday and ends on Friday, where elephants will play in an exhibition soccer match and various other sports and activities. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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A civil servant takes part in a demonstration against the government's austerity measures in front of the Regional Parliament of Asturias in Oviedo December 28, 2012. Demonstrators hung paper dolls during the protest which was held on "Dia de los Santos Inocentes" (Holy Innocents' Day), when people traditionally play pranks like putting paper dolls on each other's backs. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

A civil servant takes part in a demonstration against the government's austerity measures in front of the Regional Parliament of Asturias in Oviedo December 28, 2012. Demonstrators hung paper dolls during the protest which was held on "Dia de los Santos Inocentes" (Holy Innocents' Day), when people traditionally play pranks like putting paper dolls on each other's backs. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

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Australia's Mitchell Johnson runs out Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne for one run during the third day of the second cricket test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground December 28, 2012. REUTERS/David Gray

Australia's Mitchell Johnson runs out Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne for one run during the third day of the second cricket test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground December 28, 2012. REUTERS/David Gray

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A Palestinian rides a horse during sunset on the beach of Gaza City December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian rides a horse during sunset on the beach of Gaza City December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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Bridgeport police officer Peter Garcia inspects guns brought in during a gun buyback event in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School December 28, 2012. REUTERS/ Michelle McLoughlin

Bridgeport police officer Peter Garcia inspects guns brought in during a gun buyback event in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School December 28, 2012. REUTERS/ Michelle McLoughlin

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Undertakers and hospital staff carry the body of the Indian rape victim into a van as they leave Mount Elizabeth Hospital for the morgue in Singapore December 29, 2012. The Indian gang-rape victim whose assault in New Delhi triggered nationwide protests has died, the Singapore hospital treating her said on Saturday. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Undertakers and hospital staff carry the body of the Indian rape victim into a van as they leave Mount Elizabeth Hospital for the morgue in Singapore December 29, 2012. The Indian gang-rape victim whose assault in New Delhi triggered nationwide protests has died, the Singapore hospital treating her said on Saturday. REUTERS/Edgar Su

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Firefighters and frontier soldiers rescue icebound ships at the frozen Bohai Bay of Bohai Sea in Jinzhou, Liaoning province, December 27, 2012. A fresh cold snap will hit most parts of China in the coming three days, according to the National Meteorological Center's forecast on Wednesday, Xinhua News Agency reported. REUTERS/China Daily

Firefighters and frontier soldiers rescue icebound ships at the frozen Bohai Bay of Bohai Sea in Jinzhou, Liaoning province, December 27, 2012. A fresh cold snap will hit most parts of China in the coming three days, according to the National Meteorological Center's forecast on Wednesday, Xinhua News Agency reported. REUTERS/China Daily

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Researches use heavy machinery to perform a necropsy on a dead finback whale that had washed up on the shore of the Queens borough region of Breezy Point, New York, December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Researches use heavy machinery to perform a necropsy on a dead finback whale that had washed up on the shore of the Queens borough region of Breezy Point, New York, December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Reporters wait outside the West Wing of the White House, where a U.S. Marine stands guard at the door, in Washington, December 28, 2012. U.S. President Barack Obama met congressional leaders on Friday but there was little sign of progress in resolving their differences over the U.S. federal budget and striking a "fiscal cliff" deal before January 1. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Reporters wait outside the West Wing of the White House, where a U.S. Marine stands guard at the door, in Washington, December 28, 2012. U.S. President Barack Obama met congressional leaders on Friday but there was little sign of progress in resolving their differences over the U.S. federal budget and striking a "fiscal cliff" deal before January 1. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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A family takes a bath under a water pipe at Tijuca national park in Rio de Janeiro, December 28, 2012. The temperature forecast is approximately 37 Celsius (98.6 Fahrenheit), according to the national meteorological agency. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A family takes a bath under a water pipe at Tijuca national park in Rio de Janeiro, December 28, 2012. The temperature forecast is approximately 37 Celsius (98.6 Fahrenheit), according to the national meteorological agency. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

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Reindeer herder Anna Jemmett from the Glenmore Reindeer Centre, calls out to attract a herd of free ranging reindeer before feeding them, in the Cairngorm Mountains near Aviemore, Scotland December 28, 2012. The 150 strong Cairngorm Reindeer Herd is Britain's only herd of reindeer. REUTERS/David Moir

Reindeer herder Anna Jemmett from the Glenmore Reindeer Centre, calls out to attract a herd of free ranging reindeer before feeding them, in the Cairngorm Mountains near Aviemore, Scotland December 28, 2012. The 150 strong Cairngorm Reindeer Herd is Britain's only herd of reindeer. REUTERS/David Moir

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Central African Republic President Francois Bozize (C) speaks to a crowd of supporters and anti-rebel protesters during an appeal for help, in Bangui December 27, 2012. Bozize on Thursday appealed for France and the United States to help push back rebels threatening his government and the capital, but Paris said its troops were only ready to protect French nationals. The exchanges came as regional African leaders tried to broker a...more

Central African Republic President Francois Bozize (C) speaks to a crowd of supporters and anti-rebel protesters during an appeal for help, in Bangui December 27, 2012. Bozize on Thursday appealed for France and the United States to help push back rebels threatening his government and the capital, but Paris said its troops were only ready to protect French nationals. The exchanges came as regional African leaders tried to broker a ceasefire deal and as rebels said they had temporarily halted their advance on Bangui, the capital, to allow talks to take place. REUTERS/Stringer

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Stone-throwing Palestinian protesters run from tear gas fired by Israeli security forces during clashes at a protest against the nearby Jewish settlement of Kdumim, in the West Bank village of Kfar Kadum, near Nablus December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Stone-throwing Palestinian protesters run from tear gas fired by Israeli security forces during clashes at a protest against the nearby Jewish settlement of Kdumim, in the West Bank village of Kfar Kadum, near Nablus December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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Low income families wait in line to receive donated toys for their children at a church in Madrid December 28, 2012. Traditionally, children in Spain receive their presents delivered by the Three Wise Men on the morning of January 6 during the Christian holiday of the Epiphany. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Low income families wait in line to receive donated toys for their children at a church in Madrid December 28, 2012. Traditionally, children in Spain receive their presents delivered by the Three Wise Men on the morning of January 6 during the Christian holiday of the Epiphany. REUTERS/Susana Vera

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Syrian refugees and local residents take part in a demonstration against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, outside the Syrian embassy in Amman December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

Syrian refugees and local residents take part in a demonstration against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, outside the Syrian embassy in Amman December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

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A man exercises as the sun rises amid dense fog on a cold winter morning in Kolkata December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A man exercises as the sun rises amid dense fog on a cold winter morning in Kolkata December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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A man is seen wrapped with pythons, some which include the Albino Burmese Python, as part of a show celebrating the coming Year of the Snake in the Chinese calendar, while spectators look on, in Malabon city, north of Manila December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A man is seen wrapped with pythons, some which include the Albino Burmese Python, as part of a show celebrating the coming Year of the Snake in the Chinese calendar, while spectators look on, in Malabon city, north of Manila December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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A Buddhist monk stands on a boat as he crosses the Chindwin river to visit a fellow monk, who was injured in a riot, in Sarlingyi township December 15, 2012. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

A Buddhist monk stands on a boat as he crosses the Chindwin river to visit a fellow monk, who was injured in a riot, in Sarlingyi township December 15, 2012. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

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A couple embraces in front of a home damaged by superstorm Sandy two months after the storm caused extensive damage in the Queens borough region of Belle Harbor, New York, December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A couple embraces in front of a home damaged by superstorm Sandy two months after the storm caused extensive damage in the Queens borough region of Belle Harbor, New York, December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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