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<p>Joshua Grant (L) and Brock Hayhoe, members of New York's professional all-male Dance Company "Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo", also known as the Trocks, pose for pictures in Sydney October 23, 2009.   REUTERS/Daniel Munoz</p>

Joshua Grant (L) and Brock Hayhoe, members of New York's professional all-male Dance Company "Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo", also known as the Trocks, pose for pictures in Sydney October 23, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

Joshua Grant (L) and Brock Hayhoe, members of New York's professional all-male Dance Company "Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo", also known as the Trocks, pose for pictures in Sydney October 23, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

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<p>A woman complains about her living conditions in Diar Echams district in Algiers October 21, 2009. The Diar Echams district erupted this week into rioting over poor housing and unemployment. The worst public disorder in the capital in several years, it highlighted a deep problem: the anger and frustration felt by millions of poor people in this energy producing country at a government they believe has let them down.    REUTERS/Louafi Larbi</p>

A woman complains about her living conditions in Diar Echams district in Algiers October 21, 2009. The Diar Echams district erupted this week into rioting over poor housing and unemployment. The worst public disorder in the capital in several years,...more

A woman complains about her living conditions in Diar Echams district in Algiers October 21, 2009. The Diar Echams district erupted this week into rioting over poor housing and unemployment. The worst public disorder in the capital in several years, it highlighted a deep problem: the anger and frustration felt by millions of poor people in this energy producing country at a government they believe has let them down. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi

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<p>Patrons of a fast food restaurant peer through the window at the scene of a bus driver's murder in Guatemala City October 22, 2009. In an on-going battle between organized gangs of extortionists and private bus companies, hundreds of drivers, assistant drivers, owners and passengers have been murdered over the last two years. On average there is one driver killed every other day in Guatemala.    REUTERS/Daniel LeClair</p>

Patrons of a fast food restaurant peer through the window at the scene of a bus driver's murder in Guatemala City October 22, 2009. In an on-going battle between organized gangs of extortionists and private bus companies, hundreds of drivers,...more

Patrons of a fast food restaurant peer through the window at the scene of a bus driver's murder in Guatemala City October 22, 2009. In an on-going battle between organized gangs of extortionists and private bus companies, hundreds of drivers, assistant drivers, owners and passengers have been murdered over the last two years. On average there is one driver killed every other day in Guatemala. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair

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<p>A Palestinian woman holding a photograph of her jailed relative is reflected in a photograph of another jailed Palestinian as she takes part in a protest in support of Ahmed Saadat, leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), in front of the Red Cross headquarters in Gaza City October 22, 2009.    REUTERS/Mohammed Salem</p>

A Palestinian woman holding a photograph of her jailed relative is reflected in a photograph of another jailed Palestinian as she takes part in a protest in support of Ahmed Saadat, leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP),...more

A Palestinian woman holding a photograph of her jailed relative is reflected in a photograph of another jailed Palestinian as she takes part in a protest in support of Ahmed Saadat, leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), in front of the Red Cross headquarters in Gaza City October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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<p>Shi Liliang, 33, a monk from Southern Shaolin Temple, performs a special Chinese martial art stunt, known in Chinese as Shuishangpiao or "running on water", at a reservoir on the outskirts of Quanzhou, Fujian province, October 22, 2009. Shi ran on the surface of a row of 1-centimetre-thick (0.39 inch) plywoods for 18 metres (59 feet), breaking his own record of 15 metres (49 feet) created several days ago, local media reported.     REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Shi Liliang, 33, a monk from Southern Shaolin Temple, performs a special Chinese martial art stunt, known in Chinese as Shuishangpiao or "running on water", at a reservoir on the outskirts of Quanzhou, Fujian province, October 22, 2009. Shi ran on...more

Shi Liliang, 33, a monk from Southern Shaolin Temple, performs a special Chinese martial art stunt, known in Chinese as Shuishangpiao or "running on water", at a reservoir on the outskirts of Quanzhou, Fujian province, October 22, 2009. Shi ran on the surface of a row of 1-centimetre-thick (0.39 inch) plywoods for 18 metres (59 feet), breaking his own record of 15 metres (49 feet) created several days ago, local media reported. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Security guards support a crowd barrier as actor Cameron Bright (L) signs autographs on the red carpet before a preview of clips from "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" at the Rome film festival October 22, 2009. The vampires of "New Moon", the sequel to the popular teen movie "Twilight", hit the blood-red carpet at the Rome film festival on Thursday, with fans getting a 20-minute preview of the picture before next month's release.    REUTERS/Chris Helgren</p>

Security guards support a crowd barrier as actor Cameron Bright (L) signs autographs on the red carpet before a preview of clips from "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" at the Rome film festival October 22, 2009. The vampires of "New Moon", the sequel to...more

Security guards support a crowd barrier as actor Cameron Bright (L) signs autographs on the red carpet before a preview of clips from "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" at the Rome film festival October 22, 2009. The vampires of "New Moon", the sequel to the popular teen movie "Twilight", hit the blood-red carpet at the Rome film festival on Thursday, with fans getting a 20-minute preview of the picture before next month's release. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>Benfica's Javier Saviola celebrates his goal against Everton during their Europa League match at Luz stadium in Lisbon October 22, 2009.    REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro </p>

Benfica's Javier Saviola celebrates his goal against Everton during their Europa League match at Luz stadium in Lisbon October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro

Benfica's Javier Saviola celebrates his goal against Everton during their Europa League match at Luz stadium in Lisbon October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro

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<p>A mother comforts her daughter as she gets a free anti-typhoid vaccine inside a evacuation centre in Muntinlupa city, metro Manila October 22, 2009. The Philippines has appealed for international aid to stem an outbreak of a bacterial disease that has killed more than 130 people in areas still flooded after deadly typhoons, health officials said on Wednesday.   REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco</p>

A mother comforts her daughter as she gets a free anti-typhoid vaccine inside a evacuation centre in Muntinlupa city, metro Manila October 22, 2009. The Philippines has appealed for international aid to stem an outbreak of a bacterial disease that...more

A mother comforts her daughter as she gets a free anti-typhoid vaccine inside a evacuation centre in Muntinlupa city, metro Manila October 22, 2009. The Philippines has appealed for international aid to stem an outbreak of a bacterial disease that has killed more than 130 people in areas still flooded after deadly typhoons, health officials said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>A police officer takes position during a police operation at Jacarezinho slum in Rio de Janeiro October 22, 2009.     REUTERS/Sergio Moraes</p>

A police officer takes position during a police operation at Jacarezinho slum in Rio de Janeiro October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

A police officer takes position during a police operation at Jacarezinho slum in Rio de Janeiro October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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<p>A woman enters into an underground tunnel, crossing the street in downtown Shanghai October 22, 2009.   REUTERS/Aly Song</p>

A woman enters into an underground tunnel, crossing the street in downtown Shanghai October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Aly Song

A woman enters into an underground tunnel, crossing the street in downtown Shanghai October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Aly Song

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<p>Federal police arrest a woman on suspicion of possessing and distributing drugs during an anti-narcotics operation in Mexico City, October 22, 2009.    REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar</p>

Federal police arrest a woman on suspicion of possessing and distributing drugs during an anti-narcotics operation in Mexico City, October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar

Federal police arrest a woman on suspicion of possessing and distributing drugs during an anti-narcotics operation in Mexico City, October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar

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<p>A man, woman and boy watch a demonstration outside BBC Television Centre in west London, October 22, 2009. Hundreds of angry demonstrators besieged the BBC's television studios on Thursday to protest against a planned appearance by the leader of the far-right British National Party on a flagship political programme. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs</p>

A man, woman and boy watch a demonstration outside BBC Television Centre in west London, October 22, 2009. Hundreds of angry demonstrators besieged the BBC's television studios on Thursday to protest against a planned appearance by the leader of the...more

A man, woman and boy watch a demonstration outside BBC Television Centre in west London, October 22, 2009. Hundreds of angry demonstrators besieged the BBC's television studios on Thursday to protest against a planned appearance by the leader of the far-right British National Party on a flagship political programme. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs

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<p>A woman cleans an air-vent next to a poster of actress Nicole Kidman advertising European-made watches at a shopping centre in the financial district of Beijing October 22, 2009.    REUTERS/David Gray</p>

A woman cleans an air-vent next to a poster of actress Nicole Kidman advertising European-made watches at a shopping centre in the financial district of Beijing October 22, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray

A woman cleans an air-vent next to a poster of actress Nicole Kidman advertising European-made watches at a shopping centre in the financial district of Beijing October 22, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>A man plays his bagpipe in front of a decorated house during the presentation of Windows 7 in the small village of Sietes, northern Spanish region of Asturias, October 22, 2009. The Spanish village of 'Sietes' (Sevens) was decorated with the Windows 7 operating system colours for its presentation event as part of the Windows 7 international launching. Villagers worked on preparations and took part in the launch event, a Microsoft source said.     REUTERS/Eloy Alonso</p>

A man plays his bagpipe in front of a decorated house during the presentation of Windows 7 in the small village of Sietes, northern Spanish region of Asturias, October 22, 2009. The Spanish village of 'Sietes' (Sevens) was decorated with the Windows...more

A man plays his bagpipe in front of a decorated house during the presentation of Windows 7 in the small village of Sietes, northern Spanish region of Asturias, October 22, 2009. The Spanish village of 'Sietes' (Sevens) was decorated with the Windows 7 operating system colours for its presentation event as part of the Windows 7 international launching. Villagers worked on preparations and took part in the launch event, a Microsoft source said. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

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<p>Athletic Bilbao's Ustaritz (L) and Nacional Madeira's Felipe Lopes jump for the ball during their Europa League match at San Mames stadium in Bilbao October 22, 2009.    REUTERS/Vincent West</p>

Athletic Bilbao's Ustaritz (L) and Nacional Madeira's Felipe Lopes jump for the ball during their Europa League match at San Mames stadium in Bilbao October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Vincent West

Athletic Bilbao's Ustaritz (L) and Nacional Madeira's Felipe Lopes jump for the ball during their Europa League match at San Mames stadium in Bilbao October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Vincent West

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<p>A demonstrator hurls rocks at the Venezuelan National Guard at the border crossing between Colombia and Venezuela in Cucuta, October 22, 2009. They are protesting against the Venezuelan National Guard's operation to stop the smuggling of food and fuel across the border.    REUTERS/Manuel Hernandez</p>

A demonstrator hurls rocks at the Venezuelan National Guard at the border crossing between Colombia and Venezuela in Cucuta, October 22, 2009. They are protesting against the Venezuelan National Guard's operation to stop the smuggling of food and...more

A demonstrator hurls rocks at the Venezuelan National Guard at the border crossing between Colombia and Venezuela in Cucuta, October 22, 2009. They are protesting against the Venezuelan National Guard's operation to stop the smuggling of food and fuel across the border. REUTERS/Manuel Hernandez

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<p>A policeman beats a man, who was fleeing a military offensive in South Waziristan, for cutting in front of others at a food distribution point for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Paharpur, 40 km (about 25 miles) by road from Dera Ismail Khan, located in Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province, October 22, 2009.   REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood</p>

A policeman beats a man, who was fleeing a military offensive in South Waziristan, for cutting in front of others at a food distribution point for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Paharpur, 40 km (about 25 miles) by road from Dera Ismail Khan,...more

A policeman beats a man, who was fleeing a military offensive in South Waziristan, for cutting in front of others at a food distribution point for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Paharpur, 40 km (about 25 miles) by road from Dera Ismail Khan, located in Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province, October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

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<p>Sammir of Dynamo Zagreb (C) fights for the ball with Demy de Zeeuw (L) and Eyong Enoh (R) of Ajax Amsterdam during their Europa League match in the Amsterdam Arena, October 22, 2009.    REUTERS/Michael Kooren</p>

Sammir of Dynamo Zagreb (C) fights for the ball with Demy de Zeeuw (L) and Eyong Enoh (R) of Ajax Amsterdam during their Europa League match in the Amsterdam Arena, October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Michael Kooren

Sammir of Dynamo Zagreb (C) fights for the ball with Demy de Zeeuw (L) and Eyong Enoh (R) of Ajax Amsterdam during their Europa League match in the Amsterdam Arena, October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Michael Kooren

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<p>A police officer takes position as residents run during a police operation at Mangueira slum in Rio de Janeiro October 22, 2009.    REUTERS/Bruno Domingos</p>

A police officer takes position as residents run during a police operation at Mangueira slum in Rio de Janeiro October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos

A police officer takes position as residents run during a police operation at Mangueira slum in Rio de Janeiro October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos

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<p>Residents stand next to a man wounded during shelling in Somalia's main Bakara Market in the capital Mogadishu, October 22, 2009. Mortar bombs killed at least 30 people in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Thursday after rebels launched shells at the president's plane and African Union (AU) peacekeepers responded with heavy artillery fire.    REUTERS/Feisal Omar</p>

Residents stand next to a man wounded during shelling in Somalia's main Bakara Market in the capital Mogadishu, October 22, 2009. Mortar bombs killed at least 30 people in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Thursday after rebels launched shells at the...more

Residents stand next to a man wounded during shelling in Somalia's main Bakara Market in the capital Mogadishu, October 22, 2009. Mortar bombs killed at least 30 people in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Thursday after rebels launched shells at the president's plane and African Union (AU) peacekeepers responded with heavy artillery fire. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

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<p>Police arrest two protesters during a demonstration against former President George W. Bush as he gave a luncheon speech in downtown Montreal, October 22, 2009.    REUTERS/Christinne Muschi</p>

Police arrest two protesters during a demonstration against former President George W. Bush as he gave a luncheon speech in downtown Montreal, October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Police arrest two protesters during a demonstration against former President George W. Bush as he gave a luncheon speech in downtown Montreal, October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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<p>A woman stands on a flooded sidewalk during a period of high water, which happens periodically from high tides during the winter months, in Venice October 22, 2009.    REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri</p>

A woman stands on a flooded sidewalk during a period of high water, which happens periodically from high tides during the winter months, in Venice October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

A woman stands on a flooded sidewalk during a period of high water, which happens periodically from high tides during the winter months, in Venice October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

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<p>Servicemen of a special unit from the Interior Ministry take part in a test near the village of Volovshchina, 25 km (16 miles) west of Minsk, October 22, 2009.      REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko</p>

Servicemen of a special unit from the Interior Ministry take part in a test near the village of Volovshchina, 25 km (16 miles) west of Minsk, October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Servicemen of a special unit from the Interior Ministry take part in a test near the village of Volovshchina, 25 km (16 miles) west of Minsk, October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

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<p>Federal police search men for drugs and weapons during an anti-narcotics operation in Mexico City, October 22, 2009.    REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar</p>

Federal police search men for drugs and weapons during an anti-narcotics operation in Mexico City, October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar

Federal police search men for drugs and weapons during an anti-narcotics operation in Mexico City, October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar

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