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Dawn Schreiber falls asleep as the bride she is helping to look for dresses looks in a mirror inside Filene's Basement during a "Running of the Brides" bridal dress sale in New York February 5, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Dawn Schreiber falls asleep as the bride she is helping to look for dresses looks in a mirror inside Filene's Basement during a "Running of the Brides" bridal dress sale in New York February 5, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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A Haitian woman prays during a prayer vigil in the street in Port-au-Prince February 2, 2010. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

A Haitian woman prays during a prayer vigil in the street in Port-au-Prince February 2, 2010. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

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A trader watches a monitor displaying stocks on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange February 4, 2010. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A trader watches a monitor displaying stocks on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange February 4, 2010. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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An illegal immigrant from Myanmar feeds her children at a rubbish dump site near Mae Sot December 22, 2009. Despite terrible living conditions and the fear of being sent back to their country, several hundred illegal immigrants from Myanmar live and earn an average of $1 per day collecting plastic at the rubbish dump near the border town of Mae Sot. Myanmar's long-standing political crisis has forced millions of people to cross the...more

An illegal immigrant from Myanmar feeds her children at a rubbish dump site near Mae Sot December 22, 2009. Despite terrible living conditions and the fear of being sent back to their country, several hundred illegal immigrants from Myanmar live and earn an average of $1 per day collecting plastic at the rubbish dump near the border town of Mae Sot. Myanmar's long-standing political crisis has forced millions of people to cross the border for a better and safer life. The first refugees arrived and set up camps in the Myanmar-Thailand border in 1984. Now, there are over 140,000 refugees in nine official camps along Thailand's western border. Many more are expected to be in unofficial settlements. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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A local woman on a crutch shouts at Chinese paramilitary police wearing riot gear as a crowd of angry locals confront security forces on a street in the city of Urumqi in China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region July 7, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray

A local woman on a crutch shouts at Chinese paramilitary police wearing riot gear as a crowd of angry locals confront security forces on a street in the city of Urumqi in China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region July 7, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray

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Sri Rosyati (R) and Sri Irianingsih (L), known as Bu Kembar (twin) walk to Kartini Emergency School at a slum area in north Jakarta February 26, 2009. The Kartini Emergency School is run by twins Sri Irianingsih and Sri Rosyati since 1996. Despite coming from a typical middle-class background in Jakarta, the twins, better known simply as Rossy and Rian, have been the driving force behind the free education of more than 2,000 poor...more

Sri Rosyati (R) and Sri Irianingsih (L), known as Bu Kembar (twin) walk to Kartini Emergency School at a slum area in north Jakarta February 26, 2009. The Kartini Emergency School is run by twins Sri Irianingsih and Sri Rosyati since 1996. Despite coming from a typical middle-class background in Jakarta, the twins, better known simply as Rossy and Rian, have been the driving force behind the free education of more than 2,000 poor children from a slum in northern Jakarta. Uniforms, textbooks, school equipment and everything else needed to teach the children the necessary skills to make their own living are paid for from Rossy and Rian's pockets. The twins also helped open similar schools in 64 areas of the country. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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A woman carries her child past a house on fire at Capao Redondo slum in the outskirts of Sao Paulo August 24, 2009. Residents set fire to houses in protest after police and officials removed 800 families from the slum which had been illegally occupied since 2007. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

A woman carries her child past a house on fire at Capao Redondo slum in the outskirts of Sao Paulo August 24, 2009. Residents set fire to houses in protest after police and officials removed 800 families from the slum which had been illegally occupied since 2007. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

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Models sporting creations by Pakistani designer Ayesha await their turn to take the catwalk during Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi on November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Models sporting creations by Pakistani designer Ayesha await their turn to take the catwalk during Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi on November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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Astronaut Nicole Stott, STS-128 mission specialist waves as she pauses during the mission's first spacewalk with the International Space Station's solar panels as a backdrop as construction and maintenance continue on the International Space Station in this NASA handout photo taken September 1, 2009. REUTERS/NASA/Handout

Astronaut Nicole Stott, STS-128 mission specialist waves as she pauses during the mission's first spacewalk with the International Space Station's solar panels as a backdrop as construction and maintenance continue on the International Space Station in this NASA handout photo taken September 1, 2009. REUTERS/NASA/Handout

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A member of the Edmonton Eskimos cheer squad is tossed into the air in front of a record 41,000 people during the annual Labor Day classic football game between the Edmonton Eskimos and the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Alberta, September 7, 2009. REUTERS/Todd Korol

A member of the Edmonton Eskimos cheer squad is tossed into the air in front of a record 41,000 people during the annual Labor Day classic football game between the Edmonton Eskimos and the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Alberta, September 7, 2009. REUTERS/Todd Korol

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A model has her makeup done backstage before presenting the Vena Cava Fall 2010 collection during New York Fashion Week February 11, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

A model has her makeup done backstage before presenting the Vena Cava Fall 2010 collection during New York Fashion Week February 11, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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Jordanian women from the civil defence department take part in a routine intervention to provide first aid to citizens in Zarqa city, 25 km (16 miles) east of Amman January 27, 2010. Since 2007, the Jordanian civil defence started working to integrate the female component of its work within the official crew. So far, 81 women have graduated in first aid from the Faculty of Civil Defence. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Jordanian women from the civil defence department take part in a routine intervention to provide first aid to citizens in Zarqa city, 25 km (16 miles) east of Amman January 27, 2010. Since 2007, the Jordanian civil defence started working to integrate the female component of its work within the official crew. So far, 81 women have graduated in first aid from the Faculty of Civil Defence. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

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An elderly woman holding a branch stands in the middle of a street during a forest fire in Grammatiko village, northeast of Athens, August 22, 2009. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

An elderly woman holding a branch stands in the middle of a street during a forest fire in Grammatiko village, northeast of Athens, August 22, 2009. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

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A woman reacts as she has an object pierced and placed in her navel during the No Violence festival in Havana November 21, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

A woman reacts as she has an object pierced and placed in her navel during the No Violence festival in Havana November 21, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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Members of Brazil's Kaiapo nation compete in a tug of war during the Indigenous Nations' Games in Pagagominas, north Brazil November 3, 2009. Some 600 Brazilian Indians from 29 ethnic groups will compete in sporting events for the tenth edition of the games. REUTERS/Paulo Santos

Members of Brazil's Kaiapo nation compete in a tug of war during the Indigenous Nations' Games in Pagagominas, north Brazil November 3, 2009. Some 600 Brazilian Indians from 29 ethnic groups will compete in sporting events for the tenth edition of the games. REUTERS/Paulo Santos

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Carin Froehlich has help from her granddaughter Ava as they hang some laundry in the front yard of her residence in Perkasie, Pennsylvania, November 12, 2009. Froehlich is among the growing number of people across America fighting for the right to dry their laundry outside against a rising tide of housing associations who oppose the practice despite its energy-saving green appeal. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

Carin Froehlich has help from her granddaughter Ava as they hang some laundry in the front yard of her residence in Perkasie, Pennsylvania, November 12, 2009. Froehlich is among the growing number of people across America fighting for the right to dry their laundry outside against a rising tide of housing associations who oppose the practice despite its energy-saving green appeal. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

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An actress from the Dseu Renaissance de Pikine theater group wearing traditional Toukouleur make-up and chewing a stick toothbrush waits for rehearsal to begin at a local community center at the slum neighbourhood of Pikine in Senegal's capital Dakar, November 7, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

An actress from the Dseu Renaissance de Pikine theater group wearing traditional Toukouleur make-up and chewing a stick toothbrush waits for rehearsal to begin at a local community center at the slum neighbourhood of Pikine in Senegal's capital Dakar, November 7, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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Xiaoqing (L) and a consultant take part in an interview with Reuters at the Time Plastic surgery clinic in Shanghai February 4, 2010. The 21-year-old, who would only give her name as Xiaoqing, is seeking extensive plastic surgery to look like U.S. actress Jessica Alba, mainly because she hopes to win back her boyfriend who she said always wished she looked more like the Hollywood star. The hospital has agreed to do it for free to...more

Xiaoqing (L) and a consultant take part in an interview with Reuters at the Time Plastic surgery clinic in Shanghai February 4, 2010. The 21-year-old, who would only give her name as Xiaoqing, is seeking extensive plastic surgery to look like U.S. actress Jessica Alba, mainly because she hopes to win back her boyfriend who she said always wished she looked more like the Hollywood star. The hospital has agreed to do it for free to showcase their surgery skills. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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A woman shouts slogans through a megaphone during a march to mark the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women in Lima November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

A woman shouts slogans through a megaphone during a march to mark the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women in Lima November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

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A woman cries as she attends a reburial ceremony in Ukraine's western town of Lviv, 500 km (312 miles) west of Kiev, November 28, 2009. During the third wave of the famine in 1946-47 in the USSR, historians believe up to a million died as Soviet authorities imposed heavy harvest quotas and requisitioned grain. About 600 famine victims were reburied in Lviv. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A woman cries as she attends a reburial ceremony in Ukraine's western town of Lviv, 500 km (312 miles) west of Kiev, November 28, 2009. During the third wave of the famine in 1946-47 in the USSR, historians believe up to a million died as Soviet authorities imposed heavy harvest quotas and requisitioned grain. About 600 famine victims were reburied in Lviv. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

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Federal police arrest a woman on suspicion of possessing and distributing drugs during an anti-narcotics operation in Mexico City, October 22, 2009. The operation is part of an ongoing campaign aimed at reducing crime problem. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar

Federal police arrest a woman on suspicion of possessing and distributing drugs during an anti-narcotics operation in Mexico City, October 22, 2009. The operation is part of an ongoing campaign aimed at reducing crime problem. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar

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Contestant Heli Buzaglo (L) waits backstage during the annual "Fat and Beautiful" beauty pageant in the southern city of Beersheba December 19, 2009. Some 40 women weighing between 80kg and 120kg took part in the national contest. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Contestant Heli Buzaglo (L) waits backstage during the annual "Fat and Beautiful" beauty pageant in the southern city of Beersheba December 19, 2009. Some 40 women weighing between 80kg and 120kg took part in the national contest. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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A women's umbrella is blown inside out on a beach in Skegness, eastern England July 29, 2009. REUTERS/Darren Staples

A women's umbrella is blown inside out on a beach in Skegness, eastern England July 29, 2009. REUTERS/Darren Staples

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Alejandra Maria Torres stands topless on a street after being beaten, doused with gasoline and lit on fire during a lynching in Guatemala City December 15, 2009. Passengers of a public bus accused Torres and three men, who escaped on foot, of participating in an armed robbery. According to local media, 219 people were lynched so far this year and 45 of them died. Torres was taken into custody after police arrived on the scene....more

Alejandra Maria Torres stands topless on a street after being beaten, doused with gasoline and lit on fire during a lynching in Guatemala City December 15, 2009. Passengers of a public bus accused Torres and three men, who escaped on foot, of participating in an armed robbery. According to local media, 219 people were lynched so far this year and 45 of them died. Torres was taken into custody after police arrived on the scene. REUTERS/Rodrigo Arias

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Women wearing masks buy products at a supermarket in Kiev October 31, 2009. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Women wearing masks buy products at a supermarket in Kiev October 31, 2009. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

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Shop owner Gong Chui Zhen, 47, fixes trousers at the entrance to her shop in an old quarter of Shanghai August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Shop owner Gong Chui Zhen, 47, fixes trousers at the entrance to her shop in an old quarter of Shanghai August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth boards a scheduled train at the Kings Cross station in London to go to Kings Lynn in Norfolk, December 17, 2009. REUTERS/Stefan Rousseau/Pool

Britain's Queen Elizabeth boards a scheduled train at the Kings Cross station in London to go to Kings Lynn in Norfolk, December 17, 2009. REUTERS/Stefan Rousseau/Pool

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Kenyan fans attend the 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) at the Moi International Sports Centre-Kasarani in Kenya's capital Nairobi, October 10, 2009. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

Kenyan fans attend the 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) at the Moi International Sports Centre-Kasarani in Kenya's capital Nairobi, October 10, 2009. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

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Dorothy De Low, 99, from Australia participates in table tennis practice at the World Masters Games at Sydney Olympic Park October 15, 2009. REUTERS/World Masters Games/Craig Golding/Handout

Dorothy De Low, 99, from Australia participates in table tennis practice at the World Masters Games at Sydney Olympic Park October 15, 2009. REUTERS/World Masters Games/Craig Golding/Handout

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A gay couple toasts next to their wedding cake during a symbolic group wedding on Valentine's Day in Lima February 14, 2010. The wedding was organized by the local gay community to create a discussion about the illegality of gay marriages in Peru. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

A gay couple toasts next to their wedding cake during a symbolic group wedding on Valentine's Day in Lima February 14, 2010. The wedding was organized by the local gay community to create a discussion about the illegality of gay marriages in Peru. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

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Burqa-clad Afghan women travel in a taxi in Kabul, December 31, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Burqa-clad Afghan women travel in a taxi in Kabul, December 31, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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A job seeker looks for work at the near deserted Xintiandi employment centre, in Songgang town, Shenzhen January 22, 2010. REUTERS/James Pomfret

A job seeker looks for work at the near deserted Xintiandi employment centre, in Songgang town, Shenzhen January 22, 2010. REUTERS/James Pomfret

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Alzheimer's disease patient Isidora Tomaz, 82, sits in her armchair with two chairs placed in front of her by her husband Amilcar Dos Santos (unseen) to prevent her from falling to the ground in their house in Lisbon September 15, 2009. Several low income Portuguese families with Alzheimer's patients under their care are supported by Portugal's Alzheimer Association, a charity. Alzheimer Europe estimates the number of Alzheimer's...more

Alzheimer's disease patient Isidora Tomaz, 82, sits in her armchair with two chairs placed in front of her by her husband Amilcar Dos Santos (unseen) to prevent her from falling to the ground in their house in Lisbon September 15, 2009. Several low income Portuguese families with Alzheimer's patients under their care are supported by Portugal's Alzheimer Association, a charity. Alzheimer Europe estimates the number of Alzheimer's patients in the European Union alone to surpass 7.0 million. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

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Local residents practise yoga after a snowfall at a park in Wuhan, Hubei province January 6, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

Local residents practise yoga after a snowfall at a park in Wuhan, Hubei province January 6, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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People pray at the Bella Vista Assembly of God church in Bella Vista, Arkansas, November 8, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

People pray at the Bella Vista Assembly of God church in Bella Vista, Arkansas, November 8, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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A Sahrawi refugee pours tea inside her tent at a camp in Tindouf, south of Algiers, December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi

A Sahrawi refugee pours tea inside her tent at a camp in Tindouf, south of Algiers, December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi

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A competitor has tanning lotion applied on her body before her turn in a bodybuilding competition in Lima January 30, 2010. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A competitor has tanning lotion applied on her body before her turn in a bodybuilding competition in Lima January 30, 2010. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

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U.S. Carli Lloyd (L) fights for the ball with Norway's Solveig Gulbrandsen during their Algarve Women's Soccer Cup match in Olhao February 26, 2010. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro

U.S. Carli Lloyd (L) fights for the ball with Norway's Solveig Gulbrandsen during their Algarve Women's Soccer Cup match in Olhao February 26, 2010. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro

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Karen Giral, 20, works at her booth selling Avon products at a Grameen America open house at St. John's University in New York April 18, 2009. Originally begun in Bangladesh, the nonprofit microfinance organization has 600 borrowers in Queens, all women, with average loans of $2,200 with a repayment rate of 99.6 percent. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Karen Giral, 20, works at her booth selling Avon products at a Grameen America open house at St. John's University in New York April 18, 2009. Originally begun in Bangladesh, the nonprofit microfinance organization has 600 borrowers in Queens, all women, with average loans of $2,200 with a repayment rate of 99.6 percent. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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A granny takes a penalty during a training session in Nkowankowa Township, outside Tzaneen in the Limpopo province, about 600 km (372 miles) outside JohannesburgOctober 8, 2009. World Cup fever has spread to South African grannies, with hundreds of poor, elderly women in aprons and skirts fighting for the ball in township games. Twice a week they swap domestic chores for football, donning soccer boots instead of their usual rubber...more

A granny takes a penalty during a training session in Nkowankowa Township, outside Tzaneen in the Limpopo province, about 600 km (372 miles) outside JohannesburgOctober 8, 2009. World Cup fever has spread to South African grannies, with hundreds of poor, elderly women in aprons and skirts fighting for the ball in township games. Twice a week they swap domestic chores for football, donning soccer boots instead of their usual rubber sandals to play in local matches. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

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A worker cleans shellfish at a popular fish market on the outskirts of Lima February 11, 2010. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A worker cleans shellfish at a popular fish market on the outskirts of Lima February 11, 2010. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

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Policewomen take video and photographs of journalists outside the courthouse where Liu Xiaobo, one of China's most prominent dissidents, is on trial in Beijing December 23, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray

Policewomen take video and photographs of journalists outside the courthouse where Liu Xiaobo, one of China's most prominent dissidents, is on trial in Beijing December 23, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray

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A woman screams for help from police as she gets crushed against a metal barrier at Sri Lanka former army chief General Sarath Fonseka's first political rally for his presidential campaign in Kandy, 72 miles (116 km) from Colombo, December 18, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds

A woman screams for help from police as she gets crushed against a metal barrier at Sri Lanka former army chief General Sarath Fonseka's first political rally for his presidential campaign in Kandy, 72 miles (116 km) from Colombo, December 18, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds

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Lyvonne Lightfoot (R), mother of U.S. Army SPC Anthony M. Lightfoot of Riverdale, Ga., looks up as she holds the folded flag that draped her 20-year-old son's casket after it was presented to her during his funeral at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia August 4, 2009. He was killed while in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Lyvonne Lightfoot (R), mother of U.S. Army SPC Anthony M. Lightfoot of Riverdale, Ga., looks up as she holds the folded flag that draped her 20-year-old son's casket after it was presented to her during his funeral at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia August 4, 2009. He was killed while in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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Nenets women pose for a picture on the Yamal peninsula, north of the polar circle, August 4, 2009. The Nenets tribespeople of Russia's frozen Yamal peninsula have survived the age of the Tsars, the Bolshevik revolution and the chaotic 1990s, but now confront their biggest challenge -- under their fur-bundled feet is enough gas to heat the world for five years. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

Nenets women pose for a picture on the Yamal peninsula, north of the polar circle, August 4, 2009. The Nenets tribespeople of Russia's frozen Yamal peninsula have survived the age of the Tsars, the Bolshevik revolution and the chaotic 1990s, but now confront their biggest challenge -- under their fur-bundled feet is enough gas to heat the world for five years. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

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