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<p>A chimney sweeper prepares to clean the chimney of a house in Munich, downtown near the Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche) December 22, 2009. The ancient New Year's tradition says that it's bringing good luck to see a chimney sweep on your wedding day and most especially to shake his hand or be kissed by one. The tradition is over 200 years old.   REUTERS/Michaela Rehle</p>

A chimney sweeper prepares to clean the chimney of a house in Munich, downtown near the Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche) December 22, 2009. The ancient New Year's tradition says that it's bringing good luck to see a chimney sweep on your wedding day...more

A chimney sweeper prepares to clean the chimney of a house in Munich, downtown near the Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche) December 22, 2009. The ancient New Year's tradition says that it's bringing good luck to see a chimney sweep on your wedding day and most especially to shake his hand or be kissed by one. The tradition is over 200 years old. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

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<p>Founder Masa Cvetko puts up photographs of gifts in her shop called Darilnica (the Gift Shop) in Ljubljana December 22, 2009. If your drawers are packed with the ghosts of Christmases past in the shape of unwanted gifts, Darilnica may be just the thing for you this year. On a narrow cobbled street winding up to a mediaeval castle overlooking the Slovenian capital, Darilnica opened this month as a place where Christmas, birthday, anniversary, indeed gifts of any kind, can be exchanged for something you do want.   REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic</p>

Founder Masa Cvetko puts up photographs of gifts in her shop called Darilnica (the Gift Shop) in Ljubljana December 22, 2009. If your drawers are packed with the ghosts of Christmases past in the shape of unwanted gifts, Darilnica may be just the...more

Founder Masa Cvetko puts up photographs of gifts in her shop called Darilnica (the Gift Shop) in Ljubljana December 22, 2009. If your drawers are packed with the ghosts of Christmases past in the shape of unwanted gifts, Darilnica may be just the thing for you this year. On a narrow cobbled street winding up to a mediaeval castle overlooking the Slovenian capital, Darilnica opened this month as a place where Christmas, birthday, anniversary, indeed gifts of any kind, can be exchanged for something you do want. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

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<p>The sign "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work makes you free") is shown by Malopolska police in Krakow, December 22, 2009. Polish police have recovered the metal sign that hung over the entrance to the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz and detained five suspects over the theft that sparked worldwide condemnation, state television said on Monday. The sign had been cut into three pieces after being stolen on Friday.   REUTERS/Peter Andrews</p>

The sign "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work makes you free") is shown by Malopolska police in Krakow, December 22, 2009. Polish police have recovered the metal sign that hung over the entrance to the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz and detained five...more

The sign "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work makes you free") is shown by Malopolska police in Krakow, December 22, 2009. Polish police have recovered the metal sign that hung over the entrance to the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz and detained five suspects over the theft that sparked worldwide condemnation, state television said on Monday. The sign had been cut into three pieces after being stolen on Friday. REUTERS/Peter Andrews

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<p>Two North Korean fishermen (2nd L, 2nd R) are seen crossing the concrete border between South and North Korea at the truce village of Panmunjom in Paju, about 55 km (34 miles) north of Seoul December 23, 2009.    REUTERS/Unification Ministry/Handout</p>

Two North Korean fishermen (2nd L, 2nd R) are seen crossing the concrete border between South and North Korea at the truce village of Panmunjom in Paju, about 55 km (34 miles) north of Seoul December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Unification Ministry/Handout more

Two North Korean fishermen (2nd L, 2nd R) are seen crossing the concrete border between South and North Korea at the truce village of Panmunjom in Paju, about 55 km (34 miles) north of Seoul December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Unification Ministry/Handout

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<p>Graffiti art is seen on a wall next to the Regent's Canal, in Camden in London December 22, 2009.   REUTERS/Luke MacGregor</p>

Graffiti art is seen on a wall next to the Regent's Canal, in Camden in London December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Graffiti art is seen on a wall next to the Regent's Canal, in Camden in London December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>A resident peeks out from his window as flames engulf hundreds of houses made of light materials in Manila December 23, 2009.    REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo</p>

A resident peeks out from his window as flames engulf hundreds of houses made of light materials in Manila December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

A resident peeks out from his window as flames engulf hundreds of houses made of light materials in Manila December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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<p>An illegal immigrant boy from Myanmar collects plastic at a rubbish dump site near Mae Sot December 22, 2009.    REUTERS/Damir Sagolj</p>

An illegal immigrant boy from Myanmar collects plastic at a rubbish dump site near Mae Sot December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

An illegal immigrant boy from Myanmar collects plastic at a rubbish dump site near Mae Sot December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Police officers wearing gas masks patrol the streets of the village of Kara-Zhygach during an explosion on the banks of Naryn river, some 400 km (249 miles) south from the capital Bishkek December 22, 2009.    REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov</p>

Police officers wearing gas masks patrol the streets of the village of Kara-Zhygach during an explosion on the banks of Naryn river, some 400 km (249 miles) south from the capital Bishkek December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

Police officers wearing gas masks patrol the streets of the village of Kara-Zhygach during an explosion on the banks of Naryn river, some 400 km (249 miles) south from the capital Bishkek December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>Honduran citizens wait outside the U.S. embassy to apply for visas in Tegucigalpa December 22, 2009.    REUTERS/Edgard Garrido</p>

Honduran citizens wait outside the U.S. embassy to apply for visas in Tegucigalpa December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Honduran citizens wait outside the U.S. embassy to apply for visas in Tegucigalpa December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

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<p>A supporter of Liu Xiaobo, one of China's most prominent dissidents, is pushed into a police car after scuffling with officers outside the courthouse where Liu is on trial in Beijing December 23, 2009.    REUTERS/David Gray</p>

A supporter of Liu Xiaobo, one of China's most prominent dissidents, is pushed into a police car after scuffling with officers outside the courthouse where Liu is on trial in Beijing December 23, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray

A supporter of Liu Xiaobo, one of China's most prominent dissidents, is pushed into a police car after scuffling with officers outside the courthouse where Liu is on trial in Beijing December 23, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>A Palestinian woman walks past a mural depicting captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip December 22, 2009.    REUTERS/Mohammed Salem</p>

A Palestinian woman walks past a mural depicting captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian woman walks past a mural depicting captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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<p>A window cleaner dressed as Santa Claus poses for photographers at an event to celebrate the upcoming Christmas at a shopping mall in Tokyo December 23, 2009.   REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao</p>

A window cleaner dressed as Santa Claus poses for photographers at an event to celebrate the upcoming Christmas at a shopping mall in Tokyo December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

A window cleaner dressed as Santa Claus poses for photographers at an event to celebrate the upcoming Christmas at a shopping mall in Tokyo December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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<p>A man dressed as Jesus holds up a lottery ticket with the number 00666 as he attends the draw for the world's richest lottery, Spain's Christmas Lottery "El Gordo" (The Fat One) in Madrid December 22, 2009. The total prize money of 2.3 billion euros ($3.3 billion) is split into thousands of cash prizes amongst hundreds of winning numbers.    REUTERS/Susana Vera</p>

A man dressed as Jesus holds up a lottery ticket with the number 00666 as he attends the draw for the world's richest lottery, Spain's Christmas Lottery "El Gordo" (The Fat One) in Madrid December 22, 2009. The total prize money of 2.3 billion euros...more

A man dressed as Jesus holds up a lottery ticket with the number 00666 as he attends the draw for the world's richest lottery, Spain's Christmas Lottery "El Gordo" (The Fat One) in Madrid December 22, 2009. The total prize money of 2.3 billion euros ($3.3 billion) is split into thousands of cash prizes amongst hundreds of winning numbers. REUTERS/Susana Vera

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<p>Team Canada's forward Jordan Eberle's skate hits Team Finland's defencemen Tommi Kivisto (3) in the face during the third period of their World Junior pre-competition game in Calgary, December 22, 2009.  REUTERS/Todd Korol</p>

Team Canada's forward Jordan Eberle's skate hits Team Finland's defencemen Tommi Kivisto (3) in the face during the third period of their World Junior pre-competition game in Calgary, December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Todd Korol

Team Canada's forward Jordan Eberle's skate hits Team Finland's defencemen Tommi Kivisto (3) in the face during the third period of their World Junior pre-competition game in Calgary, December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Todd Korol

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<p>A vehicle moves past as a man sleeps on a street divider after inhaling adhesive solution in Karachi December 22, 2009.   REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro</p>

A vehicle moves past as a man sleeps on a street divider after inhaling adhesive solution in Karachi December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A vehicle moves past as a man sleeps on a street divider after inhaling adhesive solution in Karachi December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

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<p>Moathe Abu Rabeeh (R), a 13-year-old Palestinian boy who lost his leg during the three-week offensive Israel launched last year, uses his laptop at his house in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip December 22, 2009.   REUTERS/Suhaib Salem</p>

Moathe Abu Rabeeh (R), a 13-year-old Palestinian boy who lost his leg during the three-week offensive Israel launched last year, uses his laptop at his house in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Moathe Abu Rabeeh (R), a 13-year-old Palestinian boy who lost his leg during the three-week offensive Israel launched last year, uses his laptop at his house in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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<p>A Christmas stocking is hanged at a dining facilities (DFAC) at FOB Clark in Khowst province, Afghanistan, December 22, 2009.   REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra</p>

A Christmas stocking is hanged at a dining facilities (DFAC) at FOB Clark in Khowst province, Afghanistan, December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A Christmas stocking is hanged at a dining facilities (DFAC) at FOB Clark in Khowst province, Afghanistan, December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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<p>German Bundeswehr army soldiers of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) wear Santa Claus hats as they attend a Christmas tombola at Camp Marmal in Mazar-e-Sharif, north of Kabul, December 22, 2009.   REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch</p>

German Bundeswehr army soldiers of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) wear Santa Claus hats as they attend a Christmas tombola at Camp Marmal in Mazar-e-Sharif, north of Kabul, December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

German Bundeswehr army soldiers of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) wear Santa Claus hats as they attend a Christmas tombola at Camp Marmal in Mazar-e-Sharif, north of Kabul, December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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<p>Britain's Prince William (R) and Seyi Obakin, CEO for the Centrepoint charity for homeless people, stand near Blackfriars Bridge in London in this December 15, 2009 photograph made available in London on December 22, 2009. Both Prince William and Seyi Obakin slept rough for the night, after the charity organized the opportunity for the Prince to experience a night sleeping on the streets.   REUTERS/Centrepoint/Handout</p>

Britain's Prince William (R) and Seyi Obakin, CEO for the Centrepoint charity for homeless people, stand near Blackfriars Bridge in London in this December 15, 2009 photograph made available in London on December 22, 2009. Both Prince William and...more

Britain's Prince William (R) and Seyi Obakin, CEO for the Centrepoint charity for homeless people, stand near Blackfriars Bridge in London in this December 15, 2009 photograph made available in London on December 22, 2009. Both Prince William and Seyi Obakin slept rough for the night, after the charity organized the opportunity for the Prince to experience a night sleeping on the streets. REUTERS/Centrepoint/Handout

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<p>People walk alongside the Doctor Voino-Yasenecky Saint Luka train, which serves as a free consultative and diagnostic medical centre, at a railway station near the village of Zertsaly, about 195 km (121 miles) west of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, December 22, 2009.    REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin</p>

People walk alongside the Doctor Voino-Yasenecky Saint Luka train, which serves as a free consultative and diagnostic medical centre, at a railway station near the village of Zertsaly, about 195 km (121 miles) west of the Siberian city of...more

People walk alongside the Doctor Voino-Yasenecky Saint Luka train, which serves as a free consultative and diagnostic medical centre, at a railway station near the village of Zertsaly, about 195 km (121 miles) west of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

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<p>People buy food at a mobile shop near the Belarussian village of Novosyolki, just outside of the 30 km (18 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, some 370 km (217 miles) southeast of Minsk December 22, 2009.    REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko</p>

People buy food at a mobile shop near the Belarussian village of Novosyolki, just outside of the 30 km (18 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, some 370 km (217 miles) southeast of Minsk December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Vasily...more

People buy food at a mobile shop near the Belarussian village of Novosyolki, just outside of the 30 km (18 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, some 370 km (217 miles) southeast of Minsk December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

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<p>Accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk arrives in a court house in Munich December 22, 2009.    REUTERS/Michaela Rehle</p>

Accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk arrives in a court house in Munich December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk arrives in a court house in Munich December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

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<p>Men exercise in the morning fog at a park in Kolkata December 23, 2009.    REUTERS/Parth Sanyal</p>

Men exercise in the morning fog at a park in Kolkata December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal

Men exercise in the morning fog at a park in Kolkata December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal

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<p>Nuns walk through the Church of the Nativity, the site revered as the birthplace of Jesus, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem December 22, 2009.    REUTERS/Darren Whiteside</p>

Nuns walk through the Church of the Nativity, the site revered as the birthplace of Jesus, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

Nuns walk through the Church of the Nativity, the site revered as the birthplace of Jesus, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

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