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<p>Michael Phelps of the U.S. reacts after finishing in fourth place in the men's 400m individual medley during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Dalder</p>

Michael Phelps of the U.S. reacts after finishing in fourth place in the men's 400m individual medley during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Michael Phelps of the U.S. reacts after finishing in fourth place in the men's 400m individual medley during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

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<p>A demonstrator fights with a police officer in front of the local government building during a protest against an industrial waste pipeline under construction in Qidong, Jiangsu Province July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

A demonstrator fights with a police officer in front of the local government building during a protest against an industrial waste pipeline under construction in Qidong, Jiangsu Province July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A demonstrator fights with a police officer in front of the local government building during a protest against an industrial waste pipeline under construction in Qidong, Jiangsu Province July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>Men arrive with a large cross to be placed at a memorial for those killed in Aurora, Colorado July 28, 2012.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking</p>

Men arrive with a large cross to be placed at a memorial for those killed in Aurora, Colorado July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Men arrive with a large cross to be placed at a memorial for those killed in Aurora, Colorado July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>A squibbing display is performed by 220 Bridgwater carnivalites during the "Battle for the Winds" event in Weymouth, southern England, July 28, 2012.REUTERS/Benoit Tessier </p>

A squibbing display is performed by 220 Bridgwater carnivalites during the "Battle for the Winds" event in Weymouth, southern England, July 28, 2012.REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A squibbing display is performed by 220 Bridgwater carnivalites during the "Battle for the Winds" event in Weymouth, southern England, July 28, 2012.REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

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<p>Maria Delgado (C) who lost 3 children, all victims of violence, poses next to volunteers holding a picture of her in front of their faces, during a protest in Caracas July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Marco Bello </p>

Maria Delgado (C) who lost 3 children, all victims of violence, poses next to volunteers holding a picture of her in front of their faces, during a protest in Caracas July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Maria Delgado (C) who lost 3 children, all victims of violence, poses next to volunteers holding a picture of her in front of their faces, during a protest in Caracas July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Marco Bello

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<p>New York Yankees Robinson Cano breaks his bat on a ground out against the Boston Red Sox during the fourth inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Adam Hunger </p>

New York Yankees Robinson Cano breaks his bat on a ground out against the Boston Red Sox during the fourth inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Adam Hunger

New York Yankees Robinson Cano breaks his bat on a ground out against the Boston Red Sox during the fourth inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Adam Hunger

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<p>Italy's Valentina Vezzali celebrates defeating Tunisia's Ines Boubakri (not pictured) during their women's Individual Foil quarterfinal fencing competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Max Rossi </p>

Italy's Valentina Vezzali celebrates defeating Tunisia's Ines Boubakri (not pictured) during their women's Individual Foil quarterfinal fencing competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Italy's Valentina Vezzali celebrates defeating Tunisia's Ines Boubakri (not pictured) during their women's Individual Foil quarterfinal fencing competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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<p>Hot air balloons are seen during the 30th annual New Jersey Festival of Ballooning in Readington, New Jersey July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer</p>

Hot air balloons are seen during the 30th annual New Jersey Festival of Ballooning in Readington, New Jersey July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Hot air balloons are seen during the 30th annual New Jersey Festival of Ballooning in Readington, New Jersey July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Romania's Alina Dumitru celebrates after defeating Japan's Tomoko Fukumi (white) in their women's -48kg semi-final of table A judo match, at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

Romania's Alina Dumitru celebrates after defeating Japan's Tomoko Fukumi (white) in their women's -48kg semi-final of table A judo match, at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Romania's Alina Dumitru celebrates after defeating Japan's Tomoko Fukumi (white) in their women's -48kg semi-final of table A judo match, at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>New York Yankees right fielder Ichiro Suzuki climbs the wall chasing a three-run homerun hit by Boston Red Sox Adrian Gonzalez during the fifth inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Adam Hunger </p>

New York Yankees right fielder Ichiro Suzuki climbs the wall chasing a three-run homerun hit by Boston Red Sox Adrian Gonzalez during the fifth inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, July 28, 2012....more

New York Yankees right fielder Ichiro Suzuki climbs the wall chasing a three-run homerun hit by Boston Red Sox Adrian Gonzalez during the fifth inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Adam Hunger

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<p>Employees welcome customers during the official opening of the largest Apple shop in southern Europe, at Passeig de Gracia in Barcelona July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Albert Gea </p>

Employees welcome customers during the official opening of the largest Apple shop in southern Europe, at Passeig de Gracia in Barcelona July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Employees welcome customers during the official opening of the largest Apple shop in southern Europe, at Passeig de Gracia in Barcelona July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Albert Gea

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<p>China's Mingjuan Wang celebrates her lift on the women 48Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler </p>

China's Mingjuan Wang celebrates her lift on the women 48Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

China's Mingjuan Wang celebrates her lift on the women 48Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

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<p>Jordanian chefs decorate the world's biggest falafel, after an Guinness World Records official announces a new record set, at Landmark hotel in Amman July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji </p>

Jordanian chefs decorate the world's biggest falafel, after an Guinness World Records official announces a new record set, at Landmark hotel in Amman July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

Jordanian chefs decorate the world's biggest falafel, after an Guinness World Records official announces a new record set, at Landmark hotel in Amman July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

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<p>Haitian workers unload salt from a wagon to dry at the salt mine in Las Salinas, south of Santo Domingo, July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas </p>

Haitian workers unload salt from a wagon to dry at the salt mine in Las Salinas, south of Santo Domingo, July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas

Haitian workers unload salt from a wagon to dry at the salt mine in Las Salinas, south of Santo Domingo, July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas

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<p>A man reacts over the body of Hussam Omar, whom activists say was killed by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad, before his funeral at the Qusseer neighbourhood in Homs July 27, 2012.  REUTERS/Shaam News Network/Handout </p>

A man reacts over the body of Hussam Omar, whom activists say was killed by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad, before his funeral at the Qusseer neighbourhood in Homs July 27, 2012. REUTERS/Shaam News Network/Handout

A man reacts over the body of Hussam Omar, whom activists say was killed by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad, before his funeral at the Qusseer neighbourhood in Homs July 27, 2012. REUTERS/Shaam News Network/Handout

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<p>Yusuke Tanaka of Japan dismounts after competing in the rings at the men's gymnastics qualification in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder </p>

Yusuke Tanaka of Japan dismounts after competing in the rings at the men's gymnastics qualification in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Yusuke Tanaka of Japan dismounts after competing in the rings at the men's gymnastics qualification in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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<p>U.S. first lady Michelle Obama reacts during the women's singles tennis match between Serena Williams of the United States and Jelena Jankovic of Serbia at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympics Games July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth </p>

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama reacts during the women's singles tennis match between Serena Williams of the United States and Jelena Jankovic of Serbia at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympics Games July 28, 2012....more

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama reacts during the women's singles tennis match between Serena Williams of the United States and Jelena Jankovic of Serbia at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympics Games July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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<p>A gun factory worker uses fire to polish the skeletal body of a pistol at Shooters Arms, a gun manufacturing company exporting different kinds of weapons to other countries, in Cebu city in central Philippines July 7, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro </p>

A gun factory worker uses fire to polish the skeletal body of a pistol at Shooters Arms, a gun manufacturing company exporting different kinds of weapons to other countries, in Cebu city in central Philippines July 7, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro more

A gun factory worker uses fire to polish the skeletal body of a pistol at Shooters Arms, a gun manufacturing company exporting different kinds of weapons to other countries, in Cebu city in central Philippines July 7, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

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<p>Officials prepare to present medals during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne</p>

Officials prepare to present medals during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

Officials prepare to present medals during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>Thailand's Sirivimon Pramongkhol drops weights on the women 48Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler</p>

Thailand's Sirivimon Pramongkhol drops weights on the women 48Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

Thailand's Sirivimon Pramongkhol drops weights on the women 48Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

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<p>Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers jump through rings of fire in a war game as part of the show for the public during an open day at the Ngong Shuen Chau Naval Base on Hong Kong's Stonecutters Island July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu </p>

Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers jump through rings of fire in a war game as part of the show for the public during an open day at the Ngong Shuen Chau Naval Base on Hong Kong's Stonecutters Island July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu more

Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers jump through rings of fire in a war game as part of the show for the public during an open day at the Ngong Shuen Chau Naval Base on Hong Kong's Stonecutters Island July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

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<p>Runners throw colored powder into the air at the finish line of the Color Run in Amesbury, Massachusetts, July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi</p>

Runners throw colored powder into the air at the finish line of the Color Run in Amesbury, Massachusetts, July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Runners throw colored powder into the air at the finish line of the Color Run in Amesbury, Massachusetts, July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>Croatia's Iva Ciglar (L) reaches for the loose ball with Candace Parker (C) and Diana Taurasi (R) of the U.S. during their women's Group A basketball match at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the Basketball arena July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar</p>

Croatia's Iva Ciglar (L) reaches for the loose ball with Candace Parker (C) and Diana Taurasi (R) of the U.S. during their women's Group A basketball match at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the Basketball arena July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar more

Croatia's Iva Ciglar (L) reaches for the loose ball with Candace Parker (C) and Diana Taurasi (R) of the U.S. during their women's Group A basketball match at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the Basketball arena July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>China's Sun Yang celebrates after he won the men's 400m freestyle final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

China's Sun Yang celebrates after he won the men's 400m freestyle final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Toby Melville

China's Sun Yang celebrates after he won the men's 400m freestyle final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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