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People walk in the late afternoon sun through Times Square in New York January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People walk in the late afternoon sun through Times Square in New York January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People walk in the late afternoon sun through Times Square in New York January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A woman walks in the financial district of New York, January 22, 2013. Cold weather in the northeastern United States pushed regional New York natural gas prices early Tuesday to their highest price so far this winter. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A woman walks in the financial district of New York, January 22, 2013. Cold weather in the northeastern United States pushed regional New York natural gas prices early Tuesday to their highest price so far this winter. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A woman walks in the financial district of New York, January 22, 2013. Cold weather in the northeastern United States pushed regional New York natural gas prices early Tuesday to their highest price so far this winter. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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A man walks in the financial district of New York January 22, 2013. Cold weather in the northeastern United States pushed regional New York natural gas prices early Tuesday to their highest price so far this winter. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A man walks in the financial district of New York January 22, 2013. Cold weather in the northeastern United States pushed regional New York natural gas prices early Tuesday to their highest price so far this winter. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A man walks in the financial district of New York January 22, 2013. Cold weather in the northeastern United States pushed regional New York natural gas prices early Tuesday to their highest price so far this winter. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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A woman talks on her phone walking through the financial district in New York, January 22, 2013. Cold weather in the northeastern United States pushed regional New York natural gas prices early Tuesday to their highest price so far this winter. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A woman talks on her phone walking through the financial district in New York, January 22, 2013. Cold weather in the northeastern United States pushed regional New York natural gas prices early Tuesday to their highest price so far this winter....more

A woman talks on her phone walking through the financial district in New York, January 22, 2013. Cold weather in the northeastern United States pushed regional New York natural gas prices early Tuesday to their highest price so far this winter. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Woman smoke outside an office building in New York, January 22, 2013. Cold weather in the northeastern United States pushed regional New York natural gas prices early Tuesday to their highest price so far this winter. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Woman smoke outside an office building in New York, January 22, 2013. Cold weather in the northeastern United States pushed regional New York natural gas prices early Tuesday to their highest price so far this winter. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Woman smoke outside an office building in New York, January 22, 2013. Cold weather in the northeastern United States pushed regional New York natural gas prices early Tuesday to their highest price so far this winter. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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People walk through the financial district in New York, January 22, 2013. Cold weather in the northeastern United States pushed regional New York natural gas prices early Tuesday to their highest price so far this winter. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

People walk through the financial district in New York, January 22, 2013. Cold weather in the northeastern United States pushed regional New York natural gas prices early Tuesday to their highest price so far this winter. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

People walk through the financial district in New York, January 22, 2013. Cold weather in the northeastern United States pushed regional New York natural gas prices early Tuesday to their highest price so far this winter. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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A girl reacts to the blowing wind in the financial district of New York, January 22, 2013. Cold weather in the northeastern United States pushed regional New York natural gas prices early Tuesday to their highest price so far this winter. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A girl reacts to the blowing wind in the financial district of New York, January 22, 2013. Cold weather in the northeastern United States pushed regional New York natural gas prices early Tuesday to their highest price so far this winter....more

A girl reacts to the blowing wind in the financial district of New York, January 22, 2013. Cold weather in the northeastern United States pushed regional New York natural gas prices early Tuesday to their highest price so far this winter. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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