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<p>Deer graze on a frosty morning in Richmond Park in London, December 23, 2009.  REUTERS/Toby Melville</p>

Deer graze on a frosty morning in Richmond Park in London, December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Deer graze on a frosty morning in Richmond Park in London, December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>A worker cleans a glass window in the Eden Garden stadium as Sri Lankan cricket players train in the ground in Kolkata December 23, 2009.    REUTERS/Arko Datta</p>

A worker cleans a glass window in the Eden Garden stadium as Sri Lankan cricket players train in the ground in Kolkata December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta

A worker cleans a glass window in the Eden Garden stadium as Sri Lankan cricket players train in the ground in Kolkata December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta

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<p>A stranded passenger of Spanish airline Air Comet sleeps on the ground in Madrid's Barajas airport after the airline's flights were cancelled and its licence was suspended December 23, 2009. Spain's public works ministry said on Tuesday that it had suspended Air Comet's operating licence after a UK court impounded nine of its aircraft at the request of German bank HSH Nordbank, which the airline owes 17 million euros ($24.32 million).   REUTERS/Susana Vera</p>

A stranded passenger of Spanish airline Air Comet sleeps on the ground in Madrid's Barajas airport after the airline's flights were cancelled and its licence was suspended December 23, 2009. Spain's public works ministry said on Tuesday that it had...more

A stranded passenger of Spanish airline Air Comet sleeps on the ground in Madrid's Barajas airport after the airline's flights were cancelled and its licence was suspended December 23, 2009. Spain's public works ministry said on Tuesday that it had suspended Air Comet's operating licence after a UK court impounded nine of its aircraft at the request of German bank HSH Nordbank, which the airline owes 17 million euros ($24.32 million). REUTERS/Susana Vera

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<p>An American Airlines Boeing 737 sits with cracks in its fuselage at Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica, December 23, 2009. The plane carrying 154 passengers and crew overshot the runway while landing in driving rain in Jamaica late on Tuesday, cracking its fuselage and halting just short of the Caribbean sea, authorities and eyewitnesses said.   REUTERS/Mark Anthony Chen</p>

An American Airlines Boeing 737 sits with cracks in its fuselage at Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica, December 23, 2009. The plane carrying 154 passengers and crew overshot the runway while landing in driving rain in Jamaica...more

An American Airlines Boeing 737 sits with cracks in its fuselage at Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica, December 23, 2009. The plane carrying 154 passengers and crew overshot the runway while landing in driving rain in Jamaica late on Tuesday, cracking its fuselage and halting just short of the Caribbean sea, authorities and eyewitnesses said. REUTERS/Mark Anthony Chen

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<p>Sculptor Wilman Syahnur (R) stands beside his creation, a fibreglass statue of President Barack Obama, placed on a pedicab during the 2009 Indonesian Biennale art event in Yogyakarta, Central Java December 23, 2009.    REUTERS/Dwi Oblo</p>

Sculptor Wilman Syahnur (R) stands beside his creation, a fibreglass statue of President Barack Obama, placed on a pedicab during the 2009 Indonesian Biennale art event in Yogyakarta, Central Java December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Dwi Oblo

Sculptor Wilman Syahnur (R) stands beside his creation, a fibreglass statue of President Barack Obama, placed on a pedicab during the 2009 Indonesian Biennale art event in Yogyakarta, Central Java December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Dwi Oblo

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<p>Dolls' heads and body parts are displayed in drawers at the Doll Hospital in Lisbon December 17, 2009. The sign "Doll Hospital, 1830" above a doorway in a traditional Portuguese tiled facade adds to the feeling of nostalgic melancholy in Lisbon's shabby centre, with its toy-like houses and creaky yellow trams.    REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro</p>

Dolls' heads and body parts are displayed in drawers at the Doll Hospital in Lisbon December 17, 2009. The sign "Doll Hospital, 1830" above a doorway in a traditional Portuguese tiled facade adds to the feeling of nostalgic melancholy in Lisbon's...more

Dolls' heads and body parts are displayed in drawers at the Doll Hospital in Lisbon December 17, 2009. The sign "Doll Hospital, 1830" above a doorway in a traditional Portuguese tiled facade adds to the feeling of nostalgic melancholy in Lisbon's shabby centre, with its toy-like houses and creaky yellow trams. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro

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<p>Amazonian native women welcome their grooms as they return after spending a week in the jungle hunting for meat to offer in their mass wedding, in the remote village of Mapuera in the west of Para State, December 22, 2009.   REUTERS/Paulo Santos</p>

Amazonian native women welcome their grooms as they return after spending a week in the jungle hunting for meat to offer in their mass wedding, in the remote village of Mapuera in the west of Para State, December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Paulo Santos more

Amazonian native women welcome their grooms as they return after spending a week in the jungle hunting for meat to offer in their mass wedding, in the remote village of Mapuera in the west of Para State, December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Paulo Santos

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<p>A Palestinian in a Santa Claus costume gestures in front of an Israeli border police officer during a rally by Palestinians and left-wing activists against Jewish settlements and in solidarity with Palestinian families who were evicted from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem December 23, 2009.   REUTERS/Darren Whiteside</p>

A Palestinian in a Santa Claus costume gestures in front of an Israeli border police officer during a rally by Palestinians and left-wing activists against Jewish settlements and in solidarity with Palestinian families who were evicted from their...more

A Palestinian in a Santa Claus costume gestures in front of an Israeli border police officer during a rally by Palestinians and left-wing activists against Jewish settlements and in solidarity with Palestinian families who were evicted from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

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<p>Tourists carry luggage past a moored boat during a period of flooding in the canal city of Venice December 23, 2009. Over half of the old town was submerged under waters peaking at 143 cm above sea level.  REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri</p>

Tourists carry luggage past a moored boat during a period of flooding in the canal city of Venice December 23, 2009. Over half of the old town was submerged under waters peaking at 143 cm above sea level. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

Tourists carry luggage past a moored boat during a period of flooding in the canal city of Venice December 23, 2009. Over half of the old town was submerged under waters peaking at 143 cm above sea level. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

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<p>A frame grab shows the exact moment of detonation by a suicide bomber as a security guard reaches to frisk him at the Press Club in Peshawar December 22, 2009 in this CCTV footage released by the Press Club December 23, 2009. The suicide bomber killed three people outside a popular media club on Tuesday in Peshawar, officials said, a key northwestern Pakistan town that has become the epicentre of Islamabad's battle against militants.   REUTERS/Peshawar Press Club via Reuters TV</p>

A frame grab shows the exact moment of detonation by a suicide bomber as a security guard reaches to frisk him at the Press Club in Peshawar December 22, 2009 in this CCTV footage released by the Press Club December 23, 2009. The suicide bomber...more

A frame grab shows the exact moment of detonation by a suicide bomber as a security guard reaches to frisk him at the Press Club in Peshawar December 22, 2009 in this CCTV footage released by the Press Club December 23, 2009. The suicide bomber killed three people outside a popular media club on Tuesday in Peshawar, officials said, a key northwestern Pakistan town that has become the epicentre of Islamabad's battle against militants. REUTERS/Peshawar Press Club via Reuters TV

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<p>A woman cries as she is carried out of her house during a fire that gutted hundreds of houses made of light materials in Manila December 23, 2009.   REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo</p>

A woman cries as she is carried out of her house during a fire that gutted hundreds of houses made of light materials in Manila December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

A woman cries as she is carried out of her house during a fire that gutted hundreds of houses made of light materials in Manila December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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<p>A homeless man sleeps in Union Square during the holiday shopping season in San Francisco, California December 23, 2009.   REUTERS/Robert Galbraith</p>

A homeless man sleeps in Union Square during the holiday shopping season in San Francisco, California December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

A homeless man sleeps in Union Square during the holiday shopping season in San Francisco, California December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>An Afghan villager looks at U.S. army soldier Sergeant Dickson from Task Force Denali Platoon 1-40 CAV while he keeps watch during a patrol at Zemesa Wadi village in Khowst province, Afghanistan, December 23, 2009.   REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra</p>

An Afghan villager looks at U.S. army soldier Sergeant Dickson from Task Force Denali Platoon 1-40 CAV while he keeps watch during a patrol at Zemesa Wadi village in Khowst province, Afghanistan, December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

An Afghan villager looks at U.S. army soldier Sergeant Dickson from Task Force Denali Platoon 1-40 CAV while he keeps watch during a patrol at Zemesa Wadi village in Khowst province, Afghanistan, December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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<p>Youths practice wrestling at a traditional Indian wrestling centre called "akhaara" in Jammu December 23, 2009.   REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

Youths practice wrestling at a traditional Indian wrestling centre called "akhaara" in Jammu December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Youths practice wrestling at a traditional Indian wrestling centre called "akhaara" in Jammu December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>A raven stretches its wings as it sits on a post inside the 30 km (18 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor near the village of Babchin, some 370 km (217 miles) southeast of Minsk, December 23, 2009. The sign reads: "Radiation hazard".   REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko</p>

A raven stretches its wings as it sits on a post inside the 30 km (18 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor near the village of Babchin, some 370 km (217 miles) southeast of Minsk, December 23, 2009. The sign reads: "Radiation...more

A raven stretches its wings as it sits on a post inside the 30 km (18 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor near the village of Babchin, some 370 km (217 miles) southeast of Minsk, December 23, 2009. The sign reads: "Radiation hazard". REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

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<p>Falun Gong followers practice an exercise outside the venue of the cross-strait talks between Taiwan and China in Taichung December 23, 2009.   REUTERS/Nicky Loh </p>

Falun Gong followers practice an exercise outside the venue of the cross-strait talks between Taiwan and China in Taichung December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

Falun Gong followers practice an exercise outside the venue of the cross-strait talks between Taiwan and China in Taichung December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

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<p>Japanese visitors pose for a picture with the background of the Mayon volcano upon arrival at the airport in Legazpi City, Albay province, south of Manila December 24, 2009.   REUTERS/Erik de Castro</p>

Japanese visitors pose for a picture with the background of the Mayon volcano upon arrival at the airport in Legazpi City, Albay province, south of Manila December 24, 2009. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

Japanese visitors pose for a picture with the background of the Mayon volcano upon arrival at the airport in Legazpi City, Albay province, south of Manila December 24, 2009. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

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<p>A Palestinian girl walks past a tourist from Italy spraying paint on the controversial Israeli barrier in the West Bank town of Bethlehem December 23, 2009.    REUTERS/Ammar Awad</p>

A Palestinian girl walks past a tourist from Italy spraying paint on the controversial Israeli barrier in the West Bank town of Bethlehem December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A Palestinian girl walks past a tourist from Italy spraying paint on the controversial Israeli barrier in the West Bank town of Bethlehem December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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<p>Richard (L) and Mayumi Heene listen in Larimer County district court at their sentencing hearing in Fort Collins, Colorado December 23, 2009. The parents of a Colorado boy thought to have floated away in a homemade helium balloon are being sentenced on criminal charges of staging the incident in a publicity-seeking hoax.   REUTERS/Rich Abrahamson/Pool</p>

Richard (L) and Mayumi Heene listen in Larimer County district court at their sentencing hearing in Fort Collins, Colorado December 23, 2009. The parents of a Colorado boy thought to have floated away in a homemade helium balloon are being sentenced...more

Richard (L) and Mayumi Heene listen in Larimer County district court at their sentencing hearing in Fort Collins, Colorado December 23, 2009. The parents of a Colorado boy thought to have floated away in a homemade helium balloon are being sentenced on criminal charges of staging the incident in a publicity-seeking hoax. REUTERS/Rich Abrahamson/Pool

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<p>A Woodcock lies on the snow after being shot during a day's hunting in Cushendall, County Antrim December 23, 2009.   REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton</p>

A Woodcock lies on the snow after being shot during a day's hunting in Cushendall, County Antrim December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

A Woodcock lies on the snow after being shot during a day's hunting in Cushendall, County Antrim December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

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<p>Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa attends the 63rd meeting of the board of councillors of the Japan Business Federation in Tokyo December 24, 2009.   REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon</p>

Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa attends the 63rd meeting of the board of councillors of the Japan Business Federation in Tokyo December 24, 2009. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa attends the 63rd meeting of the board of councillors of the Japan Business Federation in Tokyo December 24, 2009. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>Pilgrims beat themselves with iron chains as they take part in the religious festival of Ashura in Najaf, 160 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad, December 23, 2009.   REUTERS/Ali Abu Shish</p>

Pilgrims beat themselves with iron chains as they take part in the religious festival of Ashura in Najaf, 160 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad, December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Ali Abu Shish

Pilgrims beat themselves with iron chains as they take part in the religious festival of Ashura in Najaf, 160 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad, December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Ali Abu Shish

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<p>Single women wear wedding dresses during a match-making ball with Chinese male billionaires in Beijing December 20, 2009. Last Sunday, a privileged group of 21 single billionaires and 22 single women attended what state media called one of the Chinese capital's most expensive parties ever - a match-making ball with tickets costing 100,000 yuan ($14,650) a head.    REUTERS/Song Xiaonan/Handout</p>

Single women wear wedding dresses during a match-making ball with Chinese male billionaires in Beijing December 20, 2009. Last Sunday, a privileged group of 21 single billionaires and 22 single women attended what state media called one of the...more

Single women wear wedding dresses during a match-making ball with Chinese male billionaires in Beijing December 20, 2009. Last Sunday, a privileged group of 21 single billionaires and 22 single women attended what state media called one of the Chinese capital's most expensive parties ever - a match-making ball with tickets costing 100,000 yuan ($14,650) a head. REUTERS/Song Xiaonan/Handout

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<p>Afghan boys watch as a U.S. Marine, attached to the 2nd Battalion 2nd Marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, gestures to others in his squad while performing house to house searches during an operation in the Garmsir district of Helmand Province December 23, 2009.   REUTERS/Adrees Latif</p>

Afghan boys watch as a U.S. Marine, attached to the 2nd Battalion 2nd Marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, gestures to others in his squad while performing house to house searches during an operation in the Garmsir district of Helmand Province...more

Afghan boys watch as a U.S. Marine, attached to the 2nd Battalion 2nd Marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, gestures to others in his squad while performing house to house searches during an operation in the Garmsir district of Helmand Province December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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