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<p>An army soldier cries as he carries the coffin of a Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) officer in Dhaka March 2, 2009. Tens of thousands of mourners attended the state funeral on Monday for dozens of Bangladesh army officers killed in a mutiny last week.   REUTERS/Andrew Biraj</p>

An army soldier cries as he carries the coffin of a Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) officer in Dhaka March 2, 2009. Tens of thousands of mourners attended the state funeral on Monday for dozens of Bangladesh army officers killed in a mutiny last week. ...more

An army soldier cries as he carries the coffin of a Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) officer in Dhaka March 2, 2009. Tens of thousands of mourners attended the state funeral on Monday for dozens of Bangladesh army officers killed in a mutiny last week. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

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<p>A woman walks the snow covered path along the National Mall in Washington March 2, 2009.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque</p>

A woman walks the snow covered path along the National Mall in Washington March 2, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A woman walks the snow covered path along the National Mall in Washington March 2, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>Hostesses pose for a picture at Tiananmen Square during the opening ceremony of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing March 3, 2009.  REUTERS/Reinhard Krause</p>

Hostesses pose for a picture at Tiananmen Square during the opening ceremony of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing March 3, 2009. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

Hostesses pose for a picture at Tiananmen Square during the opening ceremony of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing March 3, 2009. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

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<p>Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki celebrates hitting a three-point shot against Oklahoma City Thunder in the second half of their NBA game in Oklahoma City, March 2, 2009.   REUTERS/Bill Waugh </p>

Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki celebrates hitting a three-point shot against Oklahoma City Thunder in the second half of their NBA game in Oklahoma City, March 2, 2009. REUTERS/Bill Waugh

Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki celebrates hitting a three-point shot against Oklahoma City Thunder in the second half of their NBA game in Oklahoma City, March 2, 2009. REUTERS/Bill Waugh

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<p>Supporters of Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir (pictured in poster) sit on camels during the inauguration of the Merowe Dam by Bashir in northern Sudan, about 350 km (220 miles) north of the capital Khartoum, March 3, 2009.   REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra</p>

Supporters of Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir (pictured in poster) sit on camels during the inauguration of the Merowe Dam by Bashir in northern Sudan, about 350 km (220 miles) north of the capital Khartoum, March 3, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra...more

Supporters of Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir (pictured in poster) sit on camels during the inauguration of the Merowe Dam by Bashir in northern Sudan, about 350 km (220 miles) north of the capital Khartoum, March 3, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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<p>Prince Charles laughs as he sits with a girl during his visit to the Swaminarayan School to celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi, London March 4, 2009.   REUTERS/Arthur Edwards/Pool</p>

Prince Charles laughs as he sits with a girl during his visit to the Swaminarayan School to celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi, London March 4, 2009. REUTERS/Arthur Edwards/Pool

Prince Charles laughs as he sits with a girl during his visit to the Swaminarayan School to celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi, London March 4, 2009. REUTERS/Arthur Edwards/Pool

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<p>Cleaners float across a canal in a small boat as they use a scoop to remove rubbish on a hazy day in Beijing March 4, 2009.   REUTERS/David Gray</p>

Cleaners float across a canal in a small boat as they use a scoop to remove rubbish on a hazy day in Beijing March 4, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray

Cleaners float across a canal in a small boat as they use a scoop to remove rubbish on a hazy day in Beijing March 4, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>Nashville Predators defenseman Greg Zanon (5) is checked by Edmonton Oilers right wing Erik Cole (26) in the third period of their NHL game in Nashville, Tennessee, March 3, 2009.   REUTERS/M. J. Masotti Jr.</p>

Nashville Predators defenseman Greg Zanon (5) is checked by Edmonton Oilers right wing Erik Cole (26) in the third period of their NHL game in Nashville, Tennessee, March 3, 2009. REUTERS/M. J. Masotti Jr.

Nashville Predators defenseman Greg Zanon (5) is checked by Edmonton Oilers right wing Erik Cole (26) in the third period of their NHL game in Nashville, Tennessee, March 3, 2009. REUTERS/M. J. Masotti Jr.

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<p>Some of the stranded pilot whales on a King Island beach are seen in this handout obtained March 2, 2009.  REUTERS/NARACOOPA HOLIDAY UNITS/Handout</p>

Some of the stranded pilot whales on a King Island beach are seen in this handout obtained March 2, 2009. REUTERS/NARACOOPA HOLIDAY UNITS/Handout

Some of the stranded pilot whales on a King Island beach are seen in this handout obtained March 2, 2009. REUTERS/NARACOOPA HOLIDAY UNITS/Handout

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<p>Palestinians stand on the balcony of their damaged house in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip March 2, 2009.  REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa</p>

Palestinians stand on the balcony of their damaged house in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip March 2, 2009. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinians stand on the balcony of their damaged house in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip March 2, 2009. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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<p>Parrots are seen at a zoo in Nanjing, Jiangsu province March 1, 2009.   REUTERS/China Daily</p>

Parrots are seen at a zoo in Nanjing, Jiangsu province March 1, 2009. REUTERS/China Daily

Parrots are seen at a zoo in Nanjing, Jiangsu province March 1, 2009. REUTERS/China Daily

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<p>Women stand with their Afghan Hound before going into the parade ring during the Crufts dog show in Birmingham, central England, March 5, 2009.  REUTERS/Darren Staples</p>

Women stand with their Afghan Hound before going into the parade ring during the Crufts dog show in Birmingham, central England, March 5, 2009. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Women stand with their Afghan Hound before going into the parade ring during the Crufts dog show in Birmingham, central England, March 5, 2009. REUTERS/Darren Staples

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<p>Cyclists perform stunts during sunset at a park in Lima February 26, 2009.   REUTERS/Pilar Olivares</p>

Cyclists perform stunts during sunset at a park in Lima February 26, 2009. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Cyclists perform stunts during sunset at a park in Lima February 26, 2009. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

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<p>Lukas Stewart, with a sign strapped to his back, uses a megaphone to attract the attention of potential employers as he hands out resumes on Bay Street in the financial district in Toronto, March 5, 2009.   REUTERS/Mark Blinch</p>

Lukas Stewart, with a sign strapped to his back, uses a megaphone to attract the attention of potential employers as he hands out resumes on Bay Street in the financial district in Toronto, March 5, 2009. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Lukas Stewart, with a sign strapped to his back, uses a megaphone to attract the attention of potential employers as he hands out resumes on Bay Street in the financial district in Toronto, March 5, 2009. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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<p>A pigeon flies over New York March 3, 2009.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich</p>

A pigeon flies over New York March 3, 2009. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A pigeon flies over New York March 3, 2009. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

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