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<p>Britain's Prince Charles chats with his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall during ceremonies marking Canada's Navy Centennial in Esquimalt, British Columbia November 9, 2009.   REUTERS/Andy Clark</p>

Britain's Prince Charles chats with his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall during ceremonies marking Canada's Navy Centennial in Esquimalt, British Columbia November 9, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark

Britain's Prince Charles chats with his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall during ceremonies marking Canada's Navy Centennial in Esquimalt, British Columbia November 9, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>A boy tries to hold on to an umbrella blown inside out at a seafront off the coast of the Arabian Sea in Mumbai November 11, 2009.     REUTERS/Arko Datta</p>

A boy tries to hold on to an umbrella blown inside out at a seafront off the coast of the Arabian Sea in Mumbai November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta

A boy tries to hold on to an umbrella blown inside out at a seafront off the coast of the Arabian Sea in Mumbai November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta

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<p>A couple sits near a monument of Mikhail Panikovsky, a character from the Russian novel "Golden Calf", in a protective mask in Kiev November 9, 2009.   REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin</p>

A couple sits near a monument of Mikhail Panikovsky, a character from the Russian novel "Golden Calf", in a protective mask in Kiev November 9, 2009. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

A couple sits near a monument of Mikhail Panikovsky, a character from the Russian novel "Golden Calf", in a protective mask in Kiev November 9, 2009. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

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<p>A Canadian soldier is framed by an eternal flame while standing guard at a war memorial prior to Remembrance Day ceremonies in North Vancouver, British Columbia November 11, 2009.    REUTERS/Andy Clark</p>

A Canadian soldier is framed by an eternal flame while standing guard at a war memorial prior to Remembrance Day ceremonies in North Vancouver, British Columbia November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark

A Canadian soldier is framed by an eternal flame while standing guard at a war memorial prior to Remembrance Day ceremonies in North Vancouver, British Columbia November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>Members of a local winter swimmers' club frolic on the bank of the Yenisey River, with the air temperature at around -17 degrees Celsius (1.4 degrees Fahrenheit), during the opening of winter bathing season in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk November 7, 2009.    REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin</p>

Members of a local winter swimmers' club frolic on the bank of the Yenisey River, with the air temperature at around -17 degrees Celsius (1.4 degrees Fahrenheit), during the opening of winter bathing season in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk...more

Members of a local winter swimmers' club frolic on the bank of the Yenisey River, with the air temperature at around -17 degrees Celsius (1.4 degrees Fahrenheit), during the opening of winter bathing season in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk November 7, 2009. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

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<p>Jo Alexander Koppang of Norway takes part in a men's luge training run at the Olympic Sliding Centre in Whistler, British Columbia, November 12, 2009.    REUTERS/Andy Clark</p>

Jo Alexander Koppang of Norway takes part in a men's luge training run at the Olympic Sliding Centre in Whistler, British Columbia, November 12, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark

Jo Alexander Koppang of Norway takes part in a men's luge training run at the Olympic Sliding Centre in Whistler, British Columbia, November 12, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>A Palestinian boy takes part in a class at the Red Dragon martial arts club in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip November 12, 2009.    REUTERS/Mohammed Salem</p>

A Palestinian boy takes part in a class at the Red Dragon martial arts club in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip November 12, 2009. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian boy takes part in a class at the Red Dragon martial arts club in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip November 12, 2009. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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<p>A resident walks through strong rain and wind as Tropical Storm Ida approaches, in Gulfport, Mississippi November 9, 2009.    REUTERS/Carlos Barria</p>

A resident walks through strong rain and wind as Tropical Storm Ida approaches, in Gulfport, Mississippi November 9, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A resident walks through strong rain and wind as Tropical Storm Ida approaches, in Gulfport, Mississippi November 9, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>Students carry umbrellas with pictures of smiling Acehnese children near a ship that has been swept inland during the 2004 tsunami in Punge Blangcut village, Banda Aceh, November 8, 2009. Over 100 students participated in the event organized by Merry Project and Indonesia Red Cross as part of commemorations of the upcoming anniversary of the December 26, 2004 tsunami, which left 170,000 people dead or missing and 500,000 homeless in the province of 4 million people.   REUTERS/Tarmizy Harva</p>

Students carry umbrellas with pictures of smiling Acehnese children near a ship that has been swept inland during the 2004 tsunami in Punge Blangcut village, Banda Aceh, November 8, 2009. Over 100 students participated in the event organized by Merry...more

Students carry umbrellas with pictures of smiling Acehnese children near a ship that has been swept inland during the 2004 tsunami in Punge Blangcut village, Banda Aceh, November 8, 2009. Over 100 students participated in the event organized by Merry Project and Indonesia Red Cross as part of commemorations of the upcoming anniversary of the December 26, 2004 tsunami, which left 170,000 people dead or missing and 500,000 homeless in the province of 4 million people. REUTERS/Tarmizy Harva

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<p>A man stands on the Great Wall during a heavy snowfall on the outskirts of Beijing November 12, 2009.    REUTERS/Jason Lee</p>

A man stands on the Great Wall during a heavy snowfall on the outskirts of Beijing November 12, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A man stands on the Great Wall during a heavy snowfall on the outskirts of Beijing November 12, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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<p>Members of New York's professional all-male dance company "Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo", also known as the Trocks, perform during a media call in central Sydney November 10, 2009. The    REUTERS/Daniel Munoz</p>

Members of New York's professional all-male dance company "Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo", also known as the Trocks, perform during a media call in central Sydney November 10, 2009. The REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

Members of New York's professional all-male dance company "Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo", also known as the Trocks, perform during a media call in central Sydney November 10, 2009. The REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

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<p>Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives at the presidential Bellevue Palace in Berlin November 9, 2009, during celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.    Reuters/Thomas Peter</p>

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives at the presidential Bellevue Palace in Berlin November 9, 2009, during celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Reuters/Thomas Peter

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives at the presidential Bellevue Palace in Berlin November 9, 2009, during celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Reuters/Thomas Peter

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<p>Jockey Mike Smith points to Zenyatta after winning the Breeders' Cup Classic thoroughbred horse race at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California November 7, 2009.   REUTERS/Fred Greaves</p>

Jockey Mike Smith points to Zenyatta after winning the Breeders' Cup Classic thoroughbred horse race at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California November 7, 2009. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

Jockey Mike Smith points to Zenyatta after winning the Breeders' Cup Classic thoroughbred horse race at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California November 7, 2009. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

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<p>A paramilitary policeman stands guard on Tiananmen Gate amid a snowfall in Beijing November 12, 2009.    REUTERS/Kevin Zhao</p>

A paramilitary policeman stands guard on Tiananmen Gate amid a snowfall in Beijing November 12, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin Zhao

A paramilitary policeman stands guard on Tiananmen Gate amid a snowfall in Beijing November 12, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin Zhao

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<p>U.S. soldiers pay their respects in front of fallen soldier memorials for the shooting victims after the III Corps and Fort Hood Memorial Ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, November 10, 2009.    REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi</p>

U.S. soldiers pay their respects in front of fallen soldier memorials for the shooting victims after the III Corps and Fort Hood Memorial Ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, November 10, 2009. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

U.S. soldiers pay their respects in front of fallen soldier memorials for the shooting victims after the III Corps and Fort Hood Memorial Ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, November 10, 2009. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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